Small Business Forum

December 11, 2012
Join leading business owners, influential policy makers and others as they focus on stimulating prosperity in the small business community


Tuesday, December 11

9:00 am EST Alexis Ohanian of Reddit: Entrepreneur, Advocate, Author     Watch On-Demand
In the first session of the Atlantic's Small Business Forum, Brandon Busteed, executive director of Gallup, gives some opening remarks and is followed by Alexis Ohanian, cofounder of Reddit, who talks about building one of the web's most successful sites.
9:40 am EST A Story of Heavy Lifting: College Hunks Hauling Junk     Watch On-Demand
Entrepreneur Nick Friedman discusses founding and operating his company College Hunks Hauling Junk.
10:05 am EST How to Improve Prosperity of the Small Business Community     Watch On-Demand
An expert panel of policymakers and entrepreneurs talk about major issues facing small businesses and what can be done to improve their prosperity.
10:55 am EST Catchafire: Matching Nonprofits with Professionals     Watch On-Demand
Rachael Chong, founder & CEO of Catchafire, talks about starting and operating a company that matches the skills of professionals with the needs of nonprofits.
11:20 am EST Dave Gilboa of Warby Parker Has an Eye for a New Business     Watch On-Demand
Dave Gilboa, cofounder of the hip eyeglass company Warby Parker, talks about starting and operating his company.
11:50 am EST Sweet Story of Sweetgreen: Healthy Fast Food     Watch On-Demand
Nicolas Jammet, Jonathan Neman and Nathaniel Ru, cofounders of Sweetgreen, talk about building a chain of restaurants that serves healthy fast food.

About this conference

On the morning of December 11, The Atlantic hosted a morning of panel discussions, keynotes, and entrepreneur case studies focused on stimulating prosperity in the small business community. The program showcased successful business owners as a part of a larger conversation on identifying and removing unnecessary regulations, increasing access to capital and facilitating growth in the small business sector.

About The Atlantic

Since 1857, The Atlantic has helped shape the national debate on the most critical and contentious issues of our times, from politics, business, and the economy, to technology, arts, and culture. Through in-depth analysis in the monthly print magazine, complemented by up-to-the-minute insights delivered throughout the day on, The Atlantic provides the nation’s thought leaders and professional class with forward-looking, fresh perspectives that provoke and challenge, define and affect the lives we’re living today, and give shape to the lives we will live tomorrow.

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