Day-by-Day Schedule for the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference Hosted by Nationwide Insurance May 23rd and 24th at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis

May 22, 2011, 10:00 ET from BLACK ENTERPRISE

ATLANTA, May 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BLACK ENTERPRISE begins its 2011 Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo hosted by Nationwide Insurance on Monday, May 23 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. Designed to promote the economic growth of emerging and established minority businesses, the event brings together more than 1,200 of the nation's leading entrepreneurs and corporate professionals to network and seek out new opportunities.

The 2011 schedule is as follows:

Monday, May 23

7:30 a.m.−5:00 p.m.

Teenpreneurs Conference Hosted by Wendy's International

8:00−8:15 a.m.

Earl "Butch" Graves Jr., President & CEO, BLACK ENTERPRISE  

8:30−9:15 a.m.

Keynote: Dennis Kimbro, Professor, Clark Atlanta University School of Business Administration.  Hosted by Nationwide Insurance

9:30−10:45 a.m.

Opportunities Abroad: How to Give Your Business a Global Reach moderated by CNN Anchor and Chief Business Correspondent Ali Velshi    

9:30−10:45 a.m.

Building Your Business Through Social Media

11:00−12:15 p.m.

Raising Capital to Finance Your Business Hosted by Wells Fargo

11:00−12:15 p.m.

How to Tap Into the Multibillion-Dollar Green Economy

12:30−2:00 p.m.

The Black Enterprise Small Business Awards with a one-on-one conversation with Alchemist Management Founder & CEO MC Hammer.  Hosted by Ariel Investments.

2:30−3:30 p.m.

BE Small Business Success Boot Camp™ Using Social Media to Achieve Business Marketing.  Hosted by AT&T

2:30−3:45 p.m.

Grow Your Business with Government Contracting Hosted by American Express OPEN

4:00−5:00 p.m.

BE Small Business Success Boot Camp™: Fire Your Boss in 12 months or less!  Hosted by AT&T.  Follow the conversation on Twitter with Hashtag #fireyourboss

7:30-9:00 p.m.

The BLACK ENTERPRISE Elevator Pitch Competition awarding $10,000 for the best new business idea with judges Earl "Butch" Graves, Jr., President & CEO, Black Enterprise; Magnus Greaves, Founder, The CASHFLOW; Star Jones, Author, Attorney & TV Personality; and J. Anthony Brown, Comedian & Radio Personality, The Tom Joyner Morning Show.  Hosted by PepsiCo

Tuesday, May 24

7:30 a.m.−5:00 p.m.

Teenpreneurs Conference Hosted by Wendy's International

8:15−9:00 a.m.

Keynote Address: How Lisa Price Became One of the Most Envied Entrepreneurs in America.  Hosted by Walmart

9:15−10:30 a.m.

Money Making Opportunities in Entertainment with Chris Lighty, Founder, Violator Management; Marvet Britto, Founder, The Britto Agency; and Will Packer, Co-Founder, Rainforest Films.

9:15−10:30 a.m.

Secrets of the Side Hustle: Making the Transition from Employee to Entrepreneur


BE Next: Young Entrepreneurs: Tap into the Millionaire Mindset with Vanessa and Angela Simmons


Turning Property into Profit

12:15−1:30 p.m.

A conversation with Black Enterprise Magazine Founder & Publisher Earl G. Graves Sr.  Hosted by Buick

1:45−3:00 p.m.

Mastering Web Technology: Innovative Ways to Grow Your Online Presence Hosted by American Express OPEN

1:45−3:00 p.m.

Supplier Diversity: How to Become a Major Player in the Contact Game Hosted by Walmart

2:45−3:45 p.m.

How to Succeed in Network Marketing

3:15−4:15 p.m.

BE Small Business Success Boot Camp™ The Inventor's Workshop Hosted by AT&T

4:45−5:45 p.m.

BE Small Business Success Boot Camp™ Ask a Venture Capitalist Hosted by AT&T

6:30−7:45 p.m.

BE 100s Pre-Awards Reception Hosted by UnitedHealthcare with guest speaker Judge Glenda Hatchett

8:00-10:00 pm

BE100s Anniversary Celebration & Awards Gala where BLACK ENTERPRISE will name its 2011 Companies of the Year as featured in its June issue

The 2011 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo hosted by Nationwide Insurance is presented by American Express OPEN, Ariel Investments, Buick, General Motors, PepsiCo and Walmart. Platinum sponsors include AT&T, FedEx, Southern Company, United Healthcare, Wells Fargo and Wendy's International. Corporate partners include ADT Business Solutions, Georgia-Pacific, Google, PR Newswire and

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