SOURCE: Avaya Inc.

Avaya Inc.

April 22, 2009 08:03 ET

Small Business Intelligence Summit: a 16-City Tour Enabling Small Businesses to Succeed

Events Will Connect the Nation's Community of Small Business Owners Through Highly Collaborative, Educational Workshops

BASKING RIDGE, NJ--(Marketwire - April 22, 2009) - The Small Business Intelligence Summit (SBIS) will kick off the first of a nationwide series of events in Dallas, Texas on Thursday, May 14, with intensive sessions to help small businesses succeed in the current challenging economy. The events will allow existing and developing companies to connect and collaborate on solutions that support their business in today's environment and well into the future.

The events will feature expert speakers, including sessions with:

--  Chuck Wilsker, president and CEO of the Telework Coalition and co-
    author of numerous articles, including "Unleashing the Hidden Productivity
    of Your Small Business. Unified Communications: A Key Component of Your
    Telework Program"
--  Bob Burg, corporate speaker and author of "Endless Referrals: Network
    Your Everyday Contacts Into Sales"
--  Christopher Justice, CEO of Sparksight, a small business-marketing
    agency
--  Small and Mid-size Business experts from Avaya, a global leader in
    communications technology.
    

Small business owners will learn techniques that can strengthen their businesses, increase customer loyalty and position them for growth. Attendees will improve their ability to recognize business opportunities and successfully implement strategies for exemplary customer service, employee productivity and brand recognition through more effective communications and greater collaboration.

The event series is sponsored by Avaya and a network of Avaya BusinessPartners serving the Small and Mid-size Business market. Event locations include New York City, Boston, Atlanta, Phoenix, San Diego and more. For registration and more information on agendas, locations and schedules, please visit the SBIS online (http://www.sbis09.com/). Seating at each of the events is limited to 100 attendees.

About the Small Business Intelligence Summit:

The Small Business Intelligent Summit (SBIS) is a focused half-day workshop for small business owners and entrepreneurs which provides prescriptive strategies tackling current issues to prepare them for future challenges in a new economy.

About Avaya

Avaya is a global leader in enterprise communications systems. The company provides unified communications, contact centers, and related services directly and through its channel partners to leading businesses and organizations around the world. Enterprises of all sizes depend on Avaya for state-of-the-art communications that improve efficiency, collaboration, customer service, and competitiveness. For more information please visit www.avaya.com/small.

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