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NBIA members with three or more years in the incubation industry are cordially invited to NBIA’s Eighth Summit for Advanced Incubation Professionals, to be held Feb. 9 -11, 2014, at the Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa in Orlando, Fla. The summit provides a unique forum for you to engage in high-level discussions on the industry’s most pressing topics and trends with other veteran incubation leaders. Click here for more information.
Plans are underway for NBIA’s 28th International Conference on Business Incubation, to be held May 18-21 in New Orleans. Mark your calendar and start making your plans to join incubation and entrepreneur support professionals from around the world for a time of networking, sharing and learning. This year’s conference will feature even more networking opportunities, as well as new offerings for seasoned professionals. The conference headquarters – the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel – is located just a block from the city’s famed French Quarter, so there will be ample opportunity to experience the local culture. Click here for more information about the event, and stay tuned for the latest details as they become available.
Now you can promote business incubation and make a fashion statement at the same time! These stylish, high-quality polo and denim shirts are embroidered with NBIA's full-color logo and "Business Incubation Works!" on the left shoulder. NBIA offers various sizes in both men's and women's styles. They are a great holiday gift for yourself, or outfit your entire staff in "Business Incubation Works!" apparel. Click here for more information.
Fort Worth, Texas
Oct. 7-9, 2013
This event brought together 125 incubation and economic development professionals from around the world for in-depth training workshops and intimate networking opportunities. Three of the four certificate workshops – The Fundamentals of Incubator Management, Serving Client Companies and Facilities Management – were offered, as well as workshops on topics including developing an incubator, helping clients secure funding, and marketing. This year's institute also featured a unique two-track workshop that explored different aspects of the entrepreneurial ecosystem, including coworking space, accelerators, angel networks, international incubation, student entrepreneurship and economic gardening. In the evenings, attendees had the opportunity to tour Tech Fort Worth and meet the vendors during a special reception. Click here for more information.
NBIA’s Best Practices in Rural Business Incubation: Successful Programs in Small Communities identifies influential practices or combinations of practices rural incubators use to yield positive outcomes. Sponsored in part by the Appalachian Regional Commission and Tennessee Valley Authority, this publication includes detailed case studies that offer insights into actions incubator managers can implement to increase sustainability and improve return on investment for their clients and their communities. Click here to order now!
LegalZoom, the nation’s leading provider of personalized, affordable online legal solutions for small businesses, has recently become the latest addition to the NBIA Partner Program. Founded more than 12 years ago by attorneys with experience at some of the top law firms in the U.S., LegalZoom has helped more than two million Americans with trial-tested legal documents. Click here to learn more.
The new NBIA catalog may have already hit your mailboxes, but you can also peruse the interactive electronic version for easy online shopping.
Click here to shop for books, Quick References and Webinars while also learning about NBIA membership and upcoming events. When you're ready to order, visit our online store and put the item numbers in the "Search for" box.
NBIA has been conducting customized training and research projects all over the world for many years. But we've recently gathered these services under the new heading of NBIA Institute. Click here to discover all that NBIA has to offer in individualized training services and customized studies/research, and see all of the places NBIA has worked to share business incubation best practices.