The Nashville Area Chamber in Partnership with Amazon, First Horizon Bank, Google, and the Music City Center are hosting a Small and Diverse Business Forum to help you:


You will also receive:

  • Determine top legal and marketing priorities for your business to ensure you are prepared for the unpredictable
  • Discover opportunities to create digital resilience for your company by utilizing services available for small businesses from e-commerce giants Amazon and Google
  • Uncover ways to maximize the current stimulus provision and PPP offering



The attendance cost is $25 per person and includes three learning tracks, keynote presentation, and all forum resources.



John Hope Bryant is an American entrepreneur, author, philanthropist and prominent thought leader on financial inclusion, economic empowerment and financial dignity. He has built more than 40 organizations, entities and companies in the U.S. with worldwide reach.


  • Free copy of John Hope Bryant’s book – Up From Nothing – via mail following the forum for first 100 registrants
  • Business directory of all attending companies exclusive to forum attendees

8:00-8:30 a.m. - Welcome and Kick-Off

8:30-9:25 a.m. - Legal & Marketing Preparedness | Top legal & marketing priorities business owners should incorporate into their plans


Andrea Perry | Attorney | Bone McAllester Norton, PLLC
Danielle McGee | Founder | Black Business Boom

Moderator: Leigh Love | Co-Founder | Blogger Xchange

9:25-9:40 a.m. - Break

9:40-10:35 a.m. - Digital Resilience | Leverage technology to expand your digital footprint and increase sales


Brandon Webb | Senior Manager, Public Policy supporting small business

Amazon Small Business Representative | Google

Moderator: Angela Crane-Jones | President & CEO | Nashville Business Incubation Center

10:35-10:50 a.m. - Break

10:50-11:45 a.m. - Stimulus Smart | Banking and accounting experts provide guidance on how to maximize the current stimulus provision


Harvey Hoskins | CPA, CGMA | Hoskins & Company
Gina Inkum | CPA | Hoskins & Company
Shea Turner | Vice President, SBA Product Specialist Team Leader | First Horizon Bank

Moderator: Herman Hicks | First Horizon Bank

11:45-Noon - Break

Noon-12:50 p.m. - Keynote | John Hope Bryant | Chairman & CEO | Operation HOPE

12:50-1 p.m. - Closing Remarks