Follow BND reporter Brian Hernandez as he reports live from today's fifth annual New York Times Small Business Summit, where high-profile executives, consultants and journalists will discuss new economic conditions , legislation and social-media marketing .
The conference at Hilton New York in midtown Manhattan features keynote speakers Jerry Greenfield, co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s, and Robin Chase, founder of Zipcar and CEO of GoLoco, and includes panel discussions, breakout sessions, a vendor fair, breakfast and lunch, networking opportunities and a closing cocktail reception.
MSNBC columnist Michael Rogers will moderate the morning panel. Panelists are Sukhinder Singh Cassidy (Polyvore), David Liu (The Knot), Lisa Price (Carol’s Daughter), Cynthia Rowley (Cynthia Rowley Collection) and Shiv Singh (PepsiCo).
The conference aims to help small business owners “navigate a new economic and legislative landscape.”
Follow reporter Brian Anthony Hernandez on Twitter (@BAHjournalist) and Facebook (BAH Journalist) to receive live updates of the summit, including trending topics, professional sightings, speakers’ comments and more. Hernandez also will ask you questions based on his observations. Join the discussions from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.