Editor, National Small Business Week was May 4-9, but the must-attend event for small business entrepreneurs this month is the Mayor’s Small Business Conference on May 20.
Some have said the city and county are not the friendliest places to start and grow a business, but we want to reverse this mindset and promote small-business success. Small businesses are the heart of our local economy, providing jobs and services that are essential to our quality of life. The Mayor’s Small Business Conference is an educational and engaging forum to boost the spirit of entrepreneurship.
This conference is an investment in our city, our area’s economy and, most importantly, in our citizens and visitors. Small-business resources, an expert panel and “how to start a business” facts will be highlighted, as well as information about locations and zoning. In addition, the conference is a platform for networking and connecting with other business leaders.
There are times when people need encouragement and new ideas. People thinking about starting a business and those operating a business will find the conference informative, inspiring and full of innovative ideas to build capacity and improve the bottom line.
The Hinesville Development Authority welcomes every business owner to attend this free conference. In fact, mid-sized businesses and nonprofit leaders will find it to be very beneficial.
We are committed to fostering a favorable economic climate and a business-friendly incubator for entrepreneurs and small-business owners to become a part of the fabric of this city.
Kenneth K. Howard
Assistant City Manager
Hinesville Development Authority