Elevate NW Conference Spotlight: U.S. Small Business Administration

By: Corinne Lumens Posted: 03/29/2019

Get a sneak peek of advice from our stellar speaker, Cathy Griffith

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The Northwest’s history is one of innovators, artists, and entrepreneurs – dreaming big and working hard.

To gear up for our inaugural Elevate NW conference, a conference dedicated to the growth and success of small businesses in the Seattle metro region. Here’s a sneak-peek of what U.S. Small Business Administration's Seattle District Office Lender Relations Specialist Cathy Griffith plans to talk about:

What’s one piece of advice for someone looking to start or grow their business?
My advice is: it takes a village- don’t go it alone. Gather your resources and support and include them when you embark on this adventure.

How has social media changed the blueprint for starting/growing your business?
The power of Yelp-one bad review can have more impact than 10 good reviews. How to manage that?  

What’s the biggest problem small business owners don’t know they have?
I think a big problem is equating growth with success. Sometimes rapid or unplanned growth can be fatal.

To hear more from Cathy Griffith and many more, join us for the second annual Elevate NW conference, April 30:

Elevate NW Conference 2019
Tuesday, April 30  |  1:00 – 6:00 p.m.  |  Seattle Center

At this half-day, interactive conference, you'll:

  • Connect – Meet peers from a variety of industries with structured and casual networking
  • Discover – Learn from small businesses in our region that are changing the game
  • Engage – Dig in to real-life examples of business success and gain insight into developing mutually beneficial relationships with companies of all sizes