CNBC Announces Lineup for “Small Business Playbook” on May 5th

April 27, 2022

Virtual Event to Offer Actionable Advice to Help Small Business Owners Thrive

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., April 27, 2022 – CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, today announced the lineup for its small business event franchise, Small Business Playbook, which will take place on Thursday, May 5th at 12pm ET.

This virtual summit will bring together inspirational voices to offer expert advice on how to manage businesses in this new landscape and examine leadership lessons and case studies in crisis management to help small business owners thrive in 2022. Led by CNBC anchors and reporters, Small Business Playbook will feature speakers including:

·    Stacey Abrams, former Georgia State Representative and Senior Vice President, Now Corp

·    Ramiro Cavazos, President and Chief Executive Officer, U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

·    Barbara Corcoran, Investor and Shark, Shark Tank

·    Joe DeSena, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Spartan

·    Roger Ferguson, former Vice Chairman, U.S. Federal Reserve

·    Lara Hodgson, Chief Executive Officer, Now Corp

·    Ravin Jesuthasan, Senior Partner and Global Leader of Transformation, Mercer

·    Asahi Pompey, Global Head of Corporate Engagement and President, Goldman Sachs Foundation

·    Bridget Weston, Chief Executive Officer, SCORE

Small Business Playbook will host discussions around topics such as navigating inflation and examining the road ahead, the pros and cons of the automation movement, politics in the workplace, transforming challenges into new opportunities, and the ongoing labor crisis, among others.

Content from the conference will be made available throughout CNBC’s Business Day programming and on CNBC Digital as well as a variety of social media platforms. To join the conversation, use #CNBCSmallBiz.

Staples, Inc. is the sponsor of Small Business Playbook.

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