Jim Blasingame Moderating at Entrepreneurship Symposium

Leading small business expert moderates panel at Heritage Foundation event

Fairfax, VA - January 27, 2011

Today, The Center for Entrepreneurship and Economics at George Mason University announced that leading small business expert, Jim Blasingame, will moderate the closing panel at its Entrepreneurship & Development Symposium. Held at the offices of event co-sponsor, The Heritage Foundation, January 28, 2011, the Symposium will be on encouraging entrepreneurship in the U.S. and around the world.

Blasingame is recognized as one of the world's leading experts on small business and entrepreneurship. He is president of Small Business Network, Inc., and perhaps is best known as the creator and award-winning host of the nationally syndicated, weekday small business radio program, The Small Business Advocate® Show.

"We are excited to have renowned small business expert, Jim Blasingame, contribute his entrepreneurial knowledge and moderating skills to our entrepreneurship symposium," said Zoltan Acs, Ph.D, Director, Center for Entrepreneurship and Economics, George Mason University. "For years, Jim has been one of the great champions of small businesses, as well as an abiding supporter of the work we do here on behalf of entrepreneurs around the world."

"It's truly an honor to be invited to contribute to such an outstanding gathering of entrepreneurial thinkers," said Blasingame. "Besides the value of entrepreneurship for its own sake, promoting it wherever it can take root on planet Earth is critical to preserving and growing liberty, and no one exemplifies this attitude more than my friend, Zoltan Acs, and the leadership at both George Mason University and the Heritage Foundation."

The Heritage Foundation is an independent, tax-exempt institution promoting conservative public policies, free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values and a strong national defense. George Mason University is an award-winning institution with global distinction for economics and entrepreneurship, plus groundbreaking research in areas such as climate change, public policy and the biosciences.

In addition to his syndicated small business radio show, which is also simulcast worldwide on the Internet, Blasingame is a syndicated newspaper columnist, blogger, author of two books and founder of SmallBusinessAdvocate.com. Blasingame is a high-energy keynote speaker and is often sought out for his exceptional skills as an event emcee and panel moderator.

Small Business Network, Inc. (SBN) produces and distributes multi-media small business content worldwide. SBN sponsors include: FedEx, Administaff and Palo Alto Software.

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