Media Alert: BA to Offer Free Business Consulting @ NYC Grand Central Sept. 14/15

Sep 13, 2010, 16:23 ET from British Airways

NEW YORK, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ --


British Airways Face of Opportunity Event Launch/Press Conference


Bill Rancic, entrepreneur, best-selling author and first season winner of The Apprentice, and Simon Talling-Smith, executive vice president, Americas, British Airways


Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal, New York City


Press Conference:  Tuesday, Sept. 14 at 8:30 a.m.

Press Call-Time: 8:00 a.m.

Elevator Pitch Event: Tuesday, Sept. 14 and Wednesday, Sept. 15, from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Event Details:

  • As part of the 2010 Face-to-Face Program, British Airways invites small business owners to network with business experts,  including Bill Rancic, Rhonda Abrams (best-selling small business author), Nancy Ploeger (Manhattan Chamber of Commerce),  Steve Strauss (best-selling business author), and Kevin Daum (author and Smarter Business Columnist). These experts will offer free business advice on everything from writing a global business plan to using social media to make global connections. 
  • Participants can then put their new skills to work, videotaping their best elevator pitch to enter the British Airways Face of Opportunity Contest for a chance to win the opportunity of a lifetime – a flight anywhere in the world to help them grow their business internationally. 
  • Several winners of the 2009 competition will also be on hand to share details on how the Face-to-Face Program benefited their businesses, encouraging potential 2010 entrants to sign up to the Face of Opportunity Contest and create a video pitch on the spot.

Note to Media:

A Q&A will follow the 8:30 a.m. elevator ribbon cutting; individual interviews available immediately after

***Camera crews are welcome beginning at 7:00 a.m.

SOURCE British Airways