Chris McCann and Jim Fowler headline 2011 Small Business Summit

Entrepreneurs and Industry Experts Convene on March 8th in New York City and Prime Strategies are proud to present the sixth annual Small Business Summit (@smallbizsummit) on Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at Digital Sandbox in New York City.
Chris McCann, President of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, and Jim Fowler, CEO/Co Founder of Jigsaw will headline this year’s Summit along with a variety of experts from across the small business sector. Attendees will see demos by the Hottest Technology companies for small businesses, meet the winner of the 2011 Small Business Strategy Award, and, of course, network with peers and tech providers.
“This all day event brings together small business owners, entrepreneurs and vendors from across the country to share their insights for growing their small business,” says Marian Banker MBA, Co-Producer of the Summit and President of Prime Strategies. “Having Chris McCann and Jim Fowler tell us how they grew their small businesses into recognized national brands is vital for today’s small business owner. Nominations are also now open for the Small Business Strategy Award and our Hottest Technology awards and demos,” adds Banker “

“Our mission is to provide small business owners with information that is inspiring and relevant,” adds Ramon Ray, Co Producer of the Summit and editor and technology evangelist of “With topics ranging from salability and online marketing to leveraging technology and social media, this year’s Summit will not disappoint. Thanks to sponsors such as Intuit, Epson, Verizon Wireless and others, this year we will be able to reach businesses worldwide via a live streaming webcast,” adds Ray.” “Attendees who can not make it to the Summit in person can register at”
“Epson is committed to delivering high performance printing and imaging solutions that keep small businesses running at full speed,” said Rodrigo Catalan, product manager, Business Ink Jets, Epson America, Inc. “With topics ranging from “How Tech Savvy Ticket Lawyer Leverages Online Marketing”, “How Today’s Technology Can Revolutionize Your Business”, “Lessons from 1-800 Flowers: Make Your Business Bloom”, “Be Inspired: Laugh and Learn How to Build Your Business Online,” “to “Secrets of Exponential Growth” there is no doubt that attendees will take away new ideas for their businesses.
Others on the agenda include Jeff Cram of ISITE Design, Angela Jia Kim, Lifestyle Expert and CEO of Om Aroma, John Lawson of ColderICE, Pamela O’Hara of BatchBlue Software, and Matthew Weiss of 888 Redlight.
Full fee is $199 for the all day event. The Super Early Bird Registration Rate of $99 is valid until December 31, 2010. More information on the Summit and the awards can be found at