ATLANTA -- BLACK ENTERPRISE will kick off its 2011 Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo hosted by Nationwide Insurance on Sunday, May 22, at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis hotel. The three-day power conference, which brings together more than 1,000 of the country's leading entrepreneurs and corporate executives, is designed to provide attendees with the innovative strategies and networking opportunities critical for their businesses to reach the next level of profitability.
Orrin Checkmate Hudson will bring his A Game to the conference as well as his very large chess board and pieces. Students and attendees will be able to challenge him to a friendly game of chess and see why his work has been featured nationally. Orrin's message is "brains before bullets; think it out, don't shoot it out; push pawns not drugs." As a former state trooper Hudson believes prevention is better than detention so he is taking a proactive approach to teaching teens "every move you make has a consequence just like in the game of chess. You can make one move in life and never recover, so think before you move."
Confirmed speakers include:
... plus, a rare one-on-one conversation with Black Enterprise Founder, Chairman and Publisher Earl G. Graves Sr.
For more than 40 years, BLACK ENTERPRISE has served as the unprecedented leader in black business development. Sessions at this year's Entrepreneurs Conference tackle how to gain access to credit, finding alternate sources of capital, exploiting social network marketing, emerging overseas markets, brand expansion, new opportunities in real estate, making money in entertainment, and securing government contracts. For the aspiring entrepreneur, the Small Business Success™ Bootcamp offers a step-by-step approach to jump-starting a new enterprise. The Teenpreneur Conference teaches business fundamentals to youth ages 13-17. And our Elevator Pitch Competition will award $10,000 for the best new business idea.