Entrepreneurs from across Northeast Georgia gained expert guidance and cemented business connections at the 2013 Small Business Summit, hosted May 31 at the Classic Center in Athens by StartStrategic, a business consulting and education firm. The summit featured educational breakout sessions, a panel presentation by industry and government leaders, and a Small Business Resource Fair that allowed the University of Georgia’s Small Business Development Center and more than 50 other vendors to share vital information and business tips with participants. “The summit was a great opportunity for businesses and organizations to connect with small businesses,” said Richie Knight, CFO and founder of StartStrategic.