Florida SBDC Network Announces Keynote Speakers for 2024 Small Business Success Summit

Florida SBDC Network State Office (Pensacola, Fla.) – The Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network, the state’s principal provider of small business assistance, is pleased to announce the keynote speakers for the third annual Small Business Success Summit, which will be held August 19-20 at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa in Ponte Vedra Beach. 

The 2024 Small Business Success Summit will bring small business owners, experienced Florida SBDC Network consultants, knowledgeable experts, and valued partners together to share information to help business owners take their business to the next level. The event will feature keynote speakers David Avrin, CX speaker and author, and Patric Young, former professional basketball player and motivational speaker.

David Avrin, CSP, Global Speaking Fellow, is one of the most in-demand customer experience speakers and consultants in the world today.  Avrin has shared his content-rich, entertaining and actionable presentations with enthusiastic audiences across North America and in 24 countries worldwide. Avrin helps organizations better understand and connect with their changing customers and clients to help future-proof their businesses. During his keynote address, Avrin will share how to attract the best customers and create an army of raving fans: It’s not who you know, it’s who knows YOU!  

Patric Young is a former basketball player who has achieved great success in the Final Four, NBA, and the EuroLeague. Unfortunately, at the age of 30 he was involved in a motor vehicle accident that left him unable to use his legs. Despite this setback, Young has found a new appreciation for life and is now sharing his inspiring message with audiences across the country. His message is simple but powerful: there is no time to waste, right now is the right time! Young is determined to motivate and inspire others to overcome their daily battles, whether they are personal or professional.

We are thrilled to welcome David and Patric to the 2024 Small Business Success Summit stage,” said Greg Britton, state director of the Florida SBDC Network. “Their unique perspectives and insights will be invaluable to small business owners in our state, and we cannot wait to hear from them. We believe that everyone will leave their talks feeling inspired and motivated to elevate and expand their business.” 

Event registration is $250, with a discounted early bird rate of $225 available until July 19. 

The Florida SBDC Network wishes to thank its 2024 sponsors and partners: Florida First Capital Finance Corporation, Florida Business Exchange, Florida Chamber of Commerce, Florida Trend, Prospera, and Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer

For more information about the Small Business Success Summit, event speakers, sponsorship opportunities, and to register, please visit https://floridasbdc.org/success_summit/