As part of its commitment to Seattle's business community, ADP today announced it is co-sponsoring the Seattle Angel Conference IV, an investor-led event committed to helping train the next generation of angel investors. The conference aims to stimulate economic and job growth by funding startups more likely to succeed as a result of their participation in the conference's rigorous due diligence business evaluation process.
"Entrepreneurs are as vital to local communities as they are to the national economy. In fact, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that 394,000 startups created 2.3 million jobs in 2010. As the economy continues to strengthen, these figures will only increase," said Larry Feinstein, general manager of ADP ResourceSM. "By participating in the Seattle Angel Conference, entrepreneurs can increase their chances of success through the discipline and expertise of Seattle's leading angel investors. It is a privilege to support regional businesses in this way," Feinstein added.
ADP Resource, an administrative services offering (ASO), entered the Seattle market earlier this year and has actively been helping regional small and midsized businesses reduce the administrative burdens of human resource management and manage regulatory complexities, such as those presented by the Affordable Care Act. As part of their involvement with this year's conference, ADP Resource is excited to provide one year's worth of services to the winning company.
"Seattle Angel Investor Conference is thrilled to have ADP Resource support the growth and development of our local business community," said John Sechrest of the Seattle Angel Conference. "Support from companies like ADP, which started out in a tiny office above an ice cream shop in Paterson, New Jersey, in 1949, is a reminder to our startup community that even global businesses have modest beginnings. It is with the right planning and mentorship that they grow and thrive."
ADP Resource helps transform how business owners manage their organization by delivering a comprehensive human resources management solution that includes payroll and tax filing, employee assistance, training programs and HR administration. As an ASO, ADP Resource helps companies focus on growth and client service, rather than on the administrative tasks associated with HR administration.
The Seattle Angel Conference will be held at 12:30 p.m. PT on November 20, 2013, at Impact Hub Seattle, 220 2nd Ave. South, Seattle, WA 98104.