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Network Solutions Launches Online Highlights of GrowSmartBiz Conference

October 09
14:18 2009

Network SolutionsWeb Host NewsHERNDON, VA – Following the success of the first ever GrowSmartBiz Conference, Network Solutions® has posted video clips of the panel discussions and small business quick tips online for those who did not have the opportunity to attend the event or view the live webcast on September 29. Hundreds of business owners and small business experts attended the day-long event, which was hosted by Network Solutions at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, DC.

“We were honored to bring together business owners and industry experts who provided a wealth of actionable tips and information,” said Melina Formisano, vice president of Marketing for Network Solutions. “The content from the day’s event is rich, and based on incredibly positive feedback we have decided to share it with others who were not able to join us in person or via webcast.”

The GrowSmartBiz Conference was designed to provide small business owners and entrepreneurs – from startups to well-established companies – with the tools and resources they need to be successful. The discussion topics included:
• Driving Small Business Performance with Marketing & Innovation
[swfobj src=”” width=”300/250″ align=”right”]• Raising Capital with Effective Finance Strategies
• Getting Ahead in the Current Economy
• Integrating Traditional Media with Social Media

“The idea for the GrowSmartBiz Conference and its specific panel topics stemmed directly from findings in the Small Business Success Index,“ added Formisano.

In July, Network Solutions and the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business released the second wave of results of the Small Business Success Index (SBSI), an ongoing index designed to measure the overall health of small businesses. The SBSI reveals that companies that focus on improving in critical areas such as marketing and innovation and access to capital are ranked as more competitive and more profitable.

The conference keynote addresses were given by Roy Dunbar, chairman and CEO of Network Solutions, Chris Anderson, well-known author and editor-in-chief of Wired Magazine, and U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, who has 20 years experience as a business leader in the high-tech industry and was the co-founder of telecommunications firm Nextel® Communications, now known as Sprint Nextel (NYSE: S).

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Network Solutions is the leading enabler of small business success in the highly competitive online space. By providing the tools and resources to start, grow and manage businesses online, Network Solutions leverages 30 years of pioneering experience to help companies thrive in an increasingly digital world. To ensure our customers’ success, we support them with outstanding customer service and solutions that are simple, innovative and reliable. Additional information can be found at

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