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Small Business Priorities for 2021

As we continue to move through the pandemic, our objective is to learn from a range of small business owners and business leaders about their challenges, needs, and attitudes towards managing and growing their business, and the trends that may affect their business. We want to explore the needs and priorities for services and tools to sustain and grow their businesses, in areas such as technology, financial services, and logistics and transportation.

This is a unique opportunity for passionate, expert professionals to join 20+ panelists to advance the thinking in this field. This engagement is moderated by an expert Facilitator and is open asynchronously, around-the-clock for your convenience.

Every two weeks, the facilitator will introduce a new subtopic – each theme exploring a new facet related to how to create small business growth into the future.

Activities include:
1. Explore a variety of themes
2. Map the competitive landscape (i.e. emerging trends, disruptive tech, etc.)
3. React to the latest media/reports in this space
4. One-to-one engagement with other panelists

peopleExpert participation

Small Business Company Size of 3-100 employees:
- Owners, CEOs, COOs
- Decision Makers of Business-related Purchases

Elaine Boxer

Facilitator

Mike Anthon

Participant

Janice Dru-Be

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Reva Minkof

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Ricardo A. Rodil

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Bob Miller

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Roelf Woldri

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Wayne Spivak

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Frank Bradsh

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Kevin Lyons

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Rachel Major

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Luca Busoll

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Adam Rice,

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Ron McNab

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Stefan Eyram

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James Rutt

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Rebecca Kersch

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Alison Hulsho

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Art Zeile

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Kimberly Baeth

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Rebecca Stone

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Carey Warren

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Vipul Patel

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Robert Stone

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Greg Logue

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Jeff Thorpe

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John Schreu

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Frank Grazia

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J. Scott Bagwel

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William Timmer

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Jim Higgin

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David Kaplan

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Christine Hurt

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Chandra deKeys

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David Joseph

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Nathan Yeung

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George Brosto

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Callie Lushin

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Can Nguyen

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Joel White

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John Kammer

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Yorick Phoeni

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Joe Biundini MBA, C

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Roy Broder

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Ben Mansou

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Lisa Brunet

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Abrar Solatc

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Bill Hansen

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Joe Campan

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Thomas Bove

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Jermaine Harvey

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Anna Reich

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Bala Subram

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Maurice Perdre

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Chris Maclea

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Pauline Franci

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Lisa Miyasa

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Small Business Priorities for 2021