During Loudoun’s annual Small Business Week Celebration, the Department of Economic Development is hosting an educational summit on Tuesday, April 30th, from 8:00 am-3:30 pm at The Lodge at Hanson Park in Brambleton. The goal of the summit is to connect with and provide resources for small business from all industries who are looking to start or scale their concept or current plan. The day will include a keynote address from Jason Dorsey, a nationally recognized speaker and CEO of The Center for Generational Kinetics, as well as a panel discussion, “Expanding Successful Pathways: The Workforce Pipeline” with local experts from Shenandoah University, NOVA Community College, LCPS, and Visa. Finish the day with an interactive workshop on ownership and leadership with Diana Patton.


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Tuesday, April 30, 2024

The Lodge at Hanson Park
23394 Endeavor Drive,
Aldie, VA 20105

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Registration, Networking, and Breakfast
8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Welcome Remarks from Buddy Rizer
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Keynote Presentation with Jason Dorsey
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Panel Discussion – Expanding Successful Pathways: The Workforce Pipeline
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch and Networking with Table Captains (local business leaders in the fields of banking, human resources, legal, etc)
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Interactive Ownership and Leadership Workshop with Diana Patton
3:00 p.m. Closing Remarks

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About the program

Entrepreneurs who lead businesses of all sizes, at all stages of development, and in all industries, encounter common issues that can stall or kill progress. Whether a business is at the Start or Scale phase of growth, this Small Business Summit will kickstart a program designed to be a trusted resource partner for Loudoun entrepreneurs.

A full team of professionals at your service

Businesses of all sizes will benefit from each level of comprehensive programming & value-added services provided by the Loudoun County Department of Economic Development and partners. Join the Small Business Summit on April 30, 2024 to gain inspiration from a keynote speaker and learn essential business concepts directly from industry leaders.

Keynote Speaker: Jason Dorsey

Jason Dorsey’s passion is uncovering hidden insights and new strategies that future-proof your organization. He has led nearly 100 benchmark research studies on four continents to separate myth from truth for leaders. Adweek calls him a “research guru.”

Jason is known for his unique, interactive, content-rich presentation style. He has received more than 1,000 standing ovations at events around the world, from India and Singapore to Chile, Finland, France, and Egypt.

Over 200 TV Appearances

A trusted expert on emerging trends, Jason has been featured on over 200 TV shows such as 60 Minutes, The Today Show, CNN, CNBC, and hundreds more media interviews, including a New York Times cover story.

3x Company Founder

Jason is President of The Center for Generational Kinetics (CGK), the leading generations and emerging trends research, strategy, and speaking firm. CGK has worked with over 700 companies around the world to drive innovation, growth, and research-based thought leadership.

Bestselling Author

Jason wrote his first bestselling book at age 18. His latest bestseller is Zconomy: How Gen Z Will Change the Future of Business and What to Do About It. This breakthrough book was a #1 New Release on Amazon and a Top 10 Business Book of 2020 by Forbes.com

Mission to Serve

Jason’s mission is to unlock the potential of leaders and organizations through original research, unexpected strategy, and innovation that future-proofs organizations.


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