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Florida SBDC Network Announces Keynote Speakers for 2023 Small Business Success Summit

Florida SBDC Network State Office (Pensacola, Fla.) – The Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network, the state’s principal provider of small business assistance, is pleased to host the second annual Small Business Success Summit August 2-3 at The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort.

The 2023 Small Business Success Summit will bring small business owners, experienced Florida SBDC Network consultants, and knowledgeable experts together to share valuable information to help business owners take their business to the next level. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from keynote speakers, network with other small business professionals and resource providers, and learn key strategies to help their business launch, grow and thrive.

The event will feature two keynote speakers: Kristen Hadeed, leadership expert and author, and Jordan Crenshaw, senior vice president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Technology Engagement Center.

As a leadership thought leader and service business entrepreneur, Hadeed has spent the last 15 years working with high-performing leaders and businesses all over the world. She has helped them tackle some of the biggest challenges leaders face today and believes that the solution behind it all boils down to one thing: Human Leadership.

During her keynote address, Why Human Leadership is the Way Forward, Hadeed will challenge the traditional leadership and business approaches that are no longer working, and share her vision of human leadership and why it is the answer going forward.

Crenshaw’s keynote address, Empowering Small Business: The Impact of Technology on Small Businesswill discuss the effect that technology platforms have had on small businesses and the economy.

“We are thrilled to have Kristen Hadeed and Jordan Crenshaw as our keynotes at this year’s Summit,” said Greg Britton, state director of the Florida SBDC Network. “Their knowledge and expertise will bring a lot of value to our attendees and their presentations are sure to be thought-provoking, informative, and inspirational.”

Event registration is $250, with a discounted early bird rate of $175 available until June 30, 2023.

The Florida SBDC Network wishes to thank its 2023 event sponsors: Florida First Capital Finance CorporationUnited Midwest Savings BankFlorida Economic Development CouncilThryvFlorida Business ExchangeCareerSource FloridaSuncoast Credit Union and FloridaMakes.

For more information about the Small Business Success Summit, event speakers, sponsorship opportunities, and to register, please visit

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