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Wolters Kluwer

September 30, 2015 08:00 ET

Call for Small Business: Take the "Growth Strategy Challenge" at the 2015 New York Small Business Expo

Presented by Wolters Kluwer CT Corporation, Competition Invites Small Business Owners to Pitch Their Growth Strategy to a Panel of Experts and Gain Valuable Publicity in the Process

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Sep 30, 2015) - Wolters Kluwer CT Corporation, the leading provider of incorporation services to small businesses, today announces its "Growth Strategy Challenge" at the 2015 New York Business Expo & Conference, the Northeast's largest trade show and networking event for over 10,700 small & mid-sized business owners.

The "Challenge" is a two-part competition in which four final contestants will present their growth plans to a panel of experts. After a brief deliberation period, the panelists will announce the winner and host a live critique session, breaking down what worked and what didn't for each of the four pitches. The panel will also take questions from the audience and share their expertise on business growth, compliance, funding, and business law.

Participants will gain valuable free publicity in advance of the challenge, and finalists will participate in a unique experience to develop their pitch skills and also receive additional publicity through the New York Expo and CT Corporation promotional channels. 

72% of small business owners cite growth as their top priority, according to the recent American Express OPEN Small Business Growth survey. "We are excited to be partnering with the New York Expo to help provide small business owners with the tools and resources required to grow and expand their business," said Jennifer Friedman, CMO of the small business segment of CT Corporation. "The 'Growth Strategy Challenge' is in line with CT's overall mission of supporting the long-term success of small business owners and entrepreneurs nationwide."

Small and medium sized business owners in NY, NJ, CT and PA who are interested in applying to be a contestant in the "Growth Strategy Challenge" can read the official rules and submit an entry form at the following link http://www.newyorkbusinessexpo.com/special-events/growth-strategy-challenge/. The deadline for entries is 11:59 p.m. ET on Wednesday, October 14, 2015. Contestants have an opportunity to receive expert advice, win a cash prize and a valuable legal compliance package.  

The Growth Strategy Challenge panel of experts serves to motivate and inspire business owners to grow, while educating them about the various legal and regulatory requirements and offering advice for securing funding. The panel includes:

  • Arthur Woods, COO and Co-founder of Imperative, a professional platform to help employees manage a fulfilling career and for companies to empower their people;
  • James Bailey, Founder of Bailey Duquette, a law firm that counsels small businesses;
  • Dr. Rex Caswell, Vice President, CT Corporation, the incorporation and legal compliance experts;
  • Paul Halayko, President and COO, Newburgh Brewing Company, an inspirational growth business;
  • and Sam Graziano, Founder and CEO of Fundation, a direct lender to small businesses.

The New York Business Expo & Conference will be held on Tuesday, October 27, from 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan. 

About Wolters Kluwer's CT Corporation
CT works with businesses of all sizes to offer customized expertise and comprehensive solutions regarding everything from business formations to filing business licenses and ongoing compliance. Drawing on more than a century of experience, CT is focused on helping businesses succeed, offering a comprehensive suite of products and services including incorporation, llc formation, registered agent services and more. For more information, visit ct.wolterskluwer.com.

About Wolters Kluwer
Wolters Kluwer is a global leader in professional information services. Professionals in the areas of legal, business, tax, accounting, finance, audit, risk, compliance and healthcare rely on Wolters Kluwer's market leading information-enabled tools and software solutions to manage their business efficiently, deliver results to their clients, and succeed in an ever more dynamic world.

Wolters Kluwer reported 2014 annual revenues of EUR 3.7 billion. The group serves customers in over 170 countries, and employs over 19,000 people worldwide. The company is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands. Wolters Kluwer shares are listed on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. Wolters Kluwer has a sponsored Level 1 American Depositary Receipt program. The ADRs are traded on the over-the-counter market in the U.S. (WTKWY).

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