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Greensboro conference aims to boost small businesses

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GREENSBORO - A day-long conference in Greensboro gave small business owners the tools they need to be successful in the current economic climate. Small Business 3.0, teams up those small business owners with the experts. Leaders have pointed out that small business is key to the local economy.

Dozens of small business owners learned how to improve what they do.

“Some tools help me to not reinvent the wheel, to really help me find the value in my company,” Bill Brown, owner of Ideas for AV said.

It's part of the small business tour. Owners are getting up to date on the latest in business software and other technologies, which couldn't come at a better time.

“At this time, it's that growth. Sometimes you are plateauing and it's a rough time for a lot of small businesses and we do understand that. That's why were out there to help them and participate in events like this,” small business banker Chris Fuller said.

Organizers said small businesses face so many challenges and that's why an event like this is so important; to bring those businesses together and help them grow.

“Most of the time we're in our own little world and you don't get to go out because you're either at your computer or your client's office and so when large companies decide to bring resources and time, we want people to gravitate towards that,” said Derrick Spruiell, owner of Mindset Marketing.

And with those resources, organizers hope they can make an impact.

“We're going to cover a lot of stuff and I hoping that they walk away with one thing that they can do in their business that can change their business in the next 30 days,” Corelytics Executive Vice President Tony Lael said.

Greensboro was the fourth stop on the small business tour. From here, organizers will head to Los Angeles, Dallas and Chicago.

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