WSMA Entrepreneurship Symposium

Thursday, October 25th, 2012 - Friday, October 26th, 2012
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hotel Murano
1320 Broadway Plaza
Tacoma, Washington

Washington Policy Center is pleased to co-present the Washington State Microenterprise Association's Entrepreneurship Symposium October 25-26 in Tacoma.

You won't want to miss out on an exciting opportunity to convene with community-minded service providers, entrepreneurs and thought leaders to share, learn and discuss the role of micro and small business in economic recovery and our combined capacity to serve entrepreneurs across Washington.

On October 25 & 26, 2012 Washington State Micro-enterprise Association will host the Entrepreneurship Symposium designed to focus on innovative approaches to address methods and resources to start, grow and expand business to create jobs and promote economic independence for individuals and their communities.

WSMA is excited to announce our two featured speakers for the Symposium:

Michael Shuman - economist, attorney, author and entrepreneur are among his many accomplishments. His most recent book is Local Dollars, Local Sense: How to Move Your Money from Wall Street to Main Street and Achieve Real Prosperity. He regularly helps communities analyze economic "leakages" and job-creation opportunities. Mr. Shuman is a dynamic, engaging and prolific speaker who has shared his wisdom both nationally and internationally.

Todd Greene - as vice president in the research department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, his responsibilities include providing leadership, strategic direction and oversight for the community and economic development division. Mr. Greene has held leadership roles in the private, government and educational sectors.

In addition to these two nationally recognized speakers, attendees will hear from representatives of FIELD at the Aspen Institute, Washington Policy Center, Washington State Department of Commerce and others.

Session topics will include crowdfunding, food systems and co-ops, workforce programs, exporting, social media and so much more. Join us to expand your network, share lessons learned and new methods, access information that improves business success, connect with resource providers and add your voice to the discussion.