5th Annual National Small Business Conference

"Success: Survival & Beyond"

19 - 21 May 2008

San Diego, CA


Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Welcoming Remarks:

Session 1: Where Small Businesses Fail

  • "What leads to small businesses failing after initial success?", Mr. Bill Scheessele, President, MBDi

Session 2: Supplier Diversity

Session 1: Is There a Change in Your Future? - Mergers, Acquisitions, and Small Businesses

  • Mr. John Allen, Co-Head Defense and Government Services Group, BB&T Capital Markets
  • Mr. Nick Howland, Director and General Manager, Retail Division BAE Systems Products Group


Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Trends in SBIR/SSTRS - What Can Small Businesses Really Do?
Moderator: Ms. Linda Whittington, SBIR Program Manager, SPAWAR

  • Mr. Lee Rosenberg, Director, Office of Small Business Programs, Missile Defense Agency

Expanding From Defense to Other "Markets"
Moderator: Mr. Greg Nelson, President, Naples Chapter, SCORE

Luncheon Speaker:

  • Mr. Ron Lane, County of San Diego

Marketing Outside Your Local Area
Moderator: Mr. Al Heisig, President & CEO, ALANSA

Session 1: Fostering Technology Innovatation in Small Businesses