Small Business Forum 2014

December 4, 2014
9:00 am - 12:00 pm EST


Thursday, December 4

9:00 am EST Welcome Remarks - Small Business Forum 2014     Watch On-Demand
  • Margaret Low Smith, President, AtlanticLIVE
9:05 am EST Headline Interview: Capitol Hill Looks to Main Street     Watch On-Demand
  • Moderated By: Fawn Johnson, Correspondent, National Journal
  • The Honorable Judy Chu, Member (D-CA), United States House of Representatives
9:30 am EST Small Business, Start to Finish: Port City Brewing Co.     Watch On-Demand
  • Moderated By: Fawn Johnson
  • Bill Butcher, Founder, Port City Brewing Company
9:50 am EST Presentation: Heather Arnold, Vibrant Streets     Watch On-Demand
  • Heather Arnold, Managing Director of Public Sector and Research Analysis, Vibrant Streets
10:00 am EST Business Ecosystem Diversity: Startups to Mom-and-Pop     Watch On-Demand
  • Moderated By: Steve Clemons, Washington Editor-at-Large, The Atlantic
  • Evan Burfield, Founder, 1776
  • Maria Contreras-Sweet, Administrator, United States Small Business Administration
  • Robb Hilson, Small Business Executive, Bank of America
10:40 am EST Building Community: Nizam Ali and Ian Hilton     Watch On-Demand
  • Moderated By: Matt Cooper, Contributing Editor, Newsweek
  • Nizam Ali, Owner, Ben's Chili Bowl
  • Ian Hilton, Co-Owner, Hilton Brothers Restaurants
11:00 am EST Start-Up City DC: Timothy Chi and Dan Miller     Watch On-Demand
  • Moderated By: Steve Clemons
  • Timothy Chi, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, WeddingWire
  • Dan Miller, Co-Founder and President, Fundrise
11:20 am EST Case Study: Getting Started - The Capital Question     Watch On-Demand
  • Moderated By: Matt Cooper
  • John Hamilton, President, CityFirst Enterprises
11:45 am EST New Media: Marty Moe, President, Vox Media     Watch On-Demand
  • Moderated By: David Frum, Senior Editor, The Atlantic
  • Marty Moe, President, Vox Media

About this conference

With today's small business community encompassing everything from tech startups to iconic family-owned restaurants, The Atlantic's fourth annual Small Business Forum will explore the extraordinary diversity of small business ventures and investigate the policies that can promote-or discourage-entrepreneurship of all types.

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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