SOURCE: TV Worldwide

December 01, 2005 07:30 ET

Maryland Lt. Governor Michael Steele to Address "Grow Fast Grow Right" Event on Business Growth Strategies, December 9th

Andrew Sherman, Co-Founder, Grow Fast Grow Right Enterprises, LLC (GFGR) to Keynote and Lead Distinguished Panel in Half-Day Version of Renowned GFGR Full Day and a Half Event on Business Growth Strategies at University of Maryland's Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship

Rockville, MD -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 1, 2005 -- Renowned business growth strategist Andrew J. Sherman, Co-Founder of Grow Fast Grow Right, LLC (GFGR) and its innovative business growth curriculum, announced today that Maryland Lt. Governor and U.S. Senate candidate Michael Steele will speak to attendees of the December 9 GFGR Event on Business Growth Strategies at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship. The Grow Fast Grow Right (GFGR) organization recently attracted national attention in its first of a series of day and a half seminars on business growth strategies on November 9-10 in New York City during an award-winning curriculum that provided senior executives in the $5 million to $150 million range of middle market companies with an unprecedented array of seminar, consulting and business and technical resources. The December 9 event, from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM, is sponsored by Snowbird Capital, ExecutiveBiz and the TV Worldwide Internet TV Network which is providing archived webcast coverage of this event.

This special half-day version of GFGR's full event has been custom-tailored for earlier stage and rapidly growing smaller companies. The program will cover current market trends and best practices in business growth, in addition to offering the perspective of several local experts on topics such as financing opportunities that minimize dilution and maximizing your growth stage flexibility, in a smaller interactive environment.

"We're honored to have Lt. Governor Steele speak at this special event. We've distilled decades of experience working with executives and board members of rapid-growth companies into a unique half-day seminar format," stated Sherman. "This intensive seminar provides an overview of the various growth strategies that give the edge to emerging companies, including: Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures & Strategic Alliances, Leveraging of Intellectual Capital, Technology Licensing, Business Format Franchising, and Capital Formation. We feature war stories, best practices, and 'from the trenches' type advice on a wide range of business growth topics for executives of emerging companies."

Sherman co-founded GFGR with seasoned executive and veteran entrepreneur William Poster. "We're excited about the launch of this added customized curriculum and the extremely positive feedback we're getting from the press and the business community," remarked Poster. "There's a real need for this type of education for executives of emerging companies."

The event is a must-attend for entrepreneurs, founders and co-founders of rapidly growing companies, angel investors, venture capitalists and advisors to emerging growth companies.

In addition to Mr. Steele and Mr. Sherman, who will serve as featured speaker and panel moderator, other speakers and panelists include:

Welcome from Jim Garrettson, founder of Potomac Officers Club and Potomac Executive Biz

Asher Epstein, Managing Director of the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship

Nelson Carbonell, CEO of Snowbird Capital

John May, President of New Vantage Partners

Sherman, a senior partner in the Corporate and Finance Department with the Washington, D.C. law firm of Dickstein, Shapiro, Morin and Oshinsky LLP, has also been an award-winning adjunct professor in the MBA programs of Georgetown University and the prestigious Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland since 1989, where he completed his 40th semester of teaching MBA courses in business planning, corporate finance and growth strategies.

The event will be recorded as an archived webcast by TV Worldwide for later viewing on the web at the GFGR web site, www.GrowFastGrowRight.com, along with the GFGR New York seminar event. A webcast pricing structure will be announced shortly for GFGR events which will be free to all event attendees. Technical inquiries can be directed to 703-961-9250, ext 223. Participant viewers should have the Windows Media Player installed to view the webcast.

About Grow Fast Grow Right

Grow Fast Grow Right Enterprises, LLC was launched by internationally recognized author, lecturer, lawyer and columnist on business growth and strategic planning issues, Andrew J. Sherman, and by William Poster, a veteran entrepreneur.

GFGR offers a wide range of seminars, books, audio/video tapes and related products and programs with a focus on business growth strategies for emerging growth and middle market companies. GFGR also provides consulting, training and investment banking services (both directly and in alliance with strategic partners) to emerging growth and middle market companies. The GFGR target audience includes founders, executives and senior managers of companies in the $5 million to $150 million range in sales which are poised for business growth.

Andrew J. Sherman Full Biography

http://www.tvworldwide.com/events/growfastgrowright/version10/ajsbiography.htm

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