Start-Ups' First Order of Business This Summer: Head to Las Vegas for Sage Summit 2014

Start-Ups' First Order of Business This Summer: Head to Las Vegas for Sage 
Summit 2014 
IRVINE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/17/14 --  Start-up businesses crave
advice and insights from experts and other small business owners in
order to better manage and grow their businesses, and at Sage Summit
2014, that's exactly what they'll get. The annual event -- taking
place July 28-31, 2014, at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas -- will be
an immersive educational experience that will build on the impact of
deep, meaningful connections and conversations to give start-up
businesses the power to make informed decisions that can lead to
business growth. 
Start-up businesses said their top three challenges are marketing,
taxes and work-life balance, according to a recent research study
from Sage. These business owners most commonly seek help from other
people. Sage Summit will aid start-up businesses in overcoming their
challenges and igniting the passion they have for their business
through purposeful conversations and connections in the form of
insightful keynotes, sessions and panels.  
Facilitated by subject matter experts and top business leaders,
conversations will center on burning topics for start-up businesses,
such as how to validate and get your concept off the ground, social
media marketing, obtaining capital, building competitive advantages
and barriers to entry, improving efficiency through the cloud, how to
perfect the business pitch, making better informed business
decisions, strengthening sales, and how to avoid tax mistakes.
Conversations include: 

--  Panel with Jennifer Fleiss, cofounder and head of business
    development, Rent the Runway, and Ben Kaufman, founder and CEO of
    Quirky on the "a-ha moments" of a start-up business.
--  Session led by Bruce Croxon, founder of Round 13 Capital and former
    Dragon on CBC's hit show Dragons' Den, on how to obtain venture
--  Session led by Rieva Lesonsky, small business expert and author, on
    how small businesses can overcome the challenges of running a business
    and planning for the future, all while still having a life.
--  Session by Josh Altman, Bravo reality TV personality, Million Dollar
    Listing, on selling "Barbie's Dreamhouse" and how to inspire,
    influence and achieve sales greatness.
--  Session led by Geni Whitehouse, CPA, CITP, CSPM, speaker, writer, and
    countess of communication at Even a Nerd can be Heard, on the top tax
    mistakes small businesses make and how to overcome them.
--  Session led by a Sage expert on achieving success in a mobile world
    with Sage 50 Accounting.

For the full list of sessions and more information on Sage Summit,
please visit: 
About The Sage Group, plc
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organizations with a range of easy-to-use, secure, and efficient
business management software and services -- from accounting and
payroll to enterprise resource planning, customer relationship
management, and payments. Our customers receive continuous advice and
support through our global network of local experts to help them
solve their business problems, giving them the confidence to achieve
their business ambitions. Formed in 1981, Sage was floated on the
London Stock Exchange in 1989 and entered the FTSE 100 in 1999. Sage
has over 6 million customers and more than 12,700 employees in 24
countries covering the UK & Ireland, mainland Europe, North America,
South Africa, Australia, Asia, and Brazil. 
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