American Express OPEN Helps Grow Your Small Business

A service on a mission to help you help yourself

American Express OPEN, the leading payment card issuer for small businesses in the United States, will be lending it’s expertise on navigating and growing your business at the 2016 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit, May 4–7, Loews Hotel Miami, Miami, Florida.

American Express OPEN offers small businesses the buying power to make big purchases without any collateral required. This service sets out to help small business owners run and grow their businesses with charge and credit cards that deliver flexibility, purchasing power, rewards, and savings on business services.

As a small business owner you will also get access to online tools, an expanded lineup of partners, and services designed to help you improve profitability. This is just the tip of the iceberg.

American Express OPEN is also hosting live sessions on empowering your small business at Black Enterprises Entrepreneurs Summit (ES). Starting with “Operate Small, Supply Big,” an ES session on landing government contracts, American Express OPEN Advisor on Small Business Growth, Michelle Thompson–Dolberry, will join Director of Supplier Diversity and Development for Nationwide, Frantz Tiffeau, and the Founder and Designer Chocolatier of Phillip Ashley Chocolates, Phillip Ashley Rix, offering strategy and tips on how you, a small business owner, can navigate the often challenging and costly supply chain.

In correspondence with this session, OPEN for Government Contracting offers a program that helps small businesses get the tools, connections, and know-how to do business with the world’s largest customer: the U.S. government. OPEN hosts free events across the country that connect small business owners with government contracting experts and procurement officials. Additionally, OPEN provides proprietary insights and resources to help small businesses better navigate the federal marketplace.

If you aren’t currently a small business looking to supply big but you are a new business looking to grow, American Express OPEN has something for you too. With the American Express OPEN hosted “Building Mentor-Protégé Relationships” ES session, speaker Thompson-Dolberry, will join the founder of Ellis Infinity L.L.C., Nailah Ellis-Brown, and President and CEO of ChemicoMays, Leon Richardson, to help entrepreneurs explore how you can identify a business mentor and move beyond the initial meeting to create a deep, meaningful relationship, a key component that may be essential to your entrepreneurial success. Needless to say, the resources are all there.

Join American Express Open as they educate and promote small business at the 2016 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit, May 4th–7th, Loews Miami Hotel, Miami, Florida, and learn more. REGISTER NOW.

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