Yesterday, I had the opportunity to speak at the Illinois State Microenterpise Initiative‘s Spring Conference, hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.  The presentations were uniformly excellent and the attendees that I spoke with said that they felt the day was very useful in helping them develop their, or their clients’, small businesses.  Other presenters discussed financing issues for small businesses and entrepreneurship in rural areas.  My presentation focused on e-commerce and the internet as a small business tool.  Here are the slides for my presentation:  "Small Business/Big Issues:  E-Commerce & the Internet."