Chris Gardner Inspiration for The Pursuit of Happyness to Speak at New York Small Business Expo


NEW YORKJune 6, 2016PRLog — On Thursday June 9th, Small Business Expo (, the nation’s largest business to business trade show, will return to the Javits Convention Center for the seventh time bringing local small business owners and entrepreneurs together for a day full of networking, educational workshops and demos ( of the newest products and services out there to assist the local entrepreneurs in their day to day tasks and long-term goals.

We’re delighted to announce that Chris Gardner will be speaking at the New York Small Business Expo. The inspiration for the 2006 film, The Pursuit of Happyness, will discuss his journey from homeless single father to inspirational business leader. As an author/start-up CEO/parent, Chris understands what it means to be agile. This interactive presentation is brought to you by Business Circle from AT&T (

Small Business Expo ( expects to have more than 5,000+ registered attendees from across the New York metropolitan area shopping for business resources, developing business leads, gaining new insights, and networking with peers.

“Experts tell us that more and more New York residents are wanting to take the entrepreneurial leap,” says event founder Zachary Lezberg, “but that the biggest barrier to starting a new business is that people don’t think they can” he adds, “With the program we’ve put together, we believe our attendees will feel more empowered by the end of the day.”

This year’s Titanium Sponsor: Powerteam International will be joined by Platinum Sponsors: EmergeAnywhere, Paychex and Socialfix; Gold Sponsors: AT&T and Captivate; and Silver Sponsors: 2Growit4ward Foundation, Benchmark Email, Berkman Financial, BizFilings, BizTV/BizTalkRadio, Black011, CAN Capital Inc, Company Plus, Concur, Fisher Investments 401(k) Solutions, Freedom Mortgage, Hiscox, HP Business Outlet, North American Bancard, Sky Technology Partners, Slemma, Strategic Capital, Sundown AI, Time Tracker by eBillity, VEDC, Vistaprint, YP Marketing Solutions, ZipLocal and Zoro.

NEW YORK SMALL BUSINESS EXPO will take place at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center | Hall 1C – 655 W 34th Street, New York, NY 10001 from 9:30 am until 5:30 pm.

For media inquiries, or complimentary press passes please contact:  Brittany Cattaruzza, 212-651-0701,

About Small Business Expo

SMALL BUSINESS EXPO® is the nation’s largest small business networking and learning event, and an Inc. 5000 company. Every year, over 65,000 small business professionals and entrepreneurs across the country attend the SMALL BUSINESS EXPO in 14 MAJOR US Markets to take their business to the next level. The show’s owner, Film, Stage & ShowBiz Expo LLC. was founded in 2008 by Zachary Lezberg. The company’s headquarters are located at 555 8th AVE Suite 909 New York, NY 10018. For more information, visit, call (212) 404-2345, or email: . For additional information, follow and connect on our social networks:




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