I continue with part 2 of my coverage of the 4th annual Small Business Summit in New York this past week \u00a0(read part 1 for background and additional coverage).\u00a0\u00a0 * * * * * Intuit --\u00a0 Intuit had a\u00a0strong presence at the Summit and\u00a0I managed to spend a few minutes with Rachel Euretig of Intuit who was there.\u00a0\u00a0Intuit recently launched SmallBusinessUnited.com, a new site that offers freebies\u00a0and is running a competition\u00a0which will ultimately give\u00a0out $300,000 in small business grants in 2009.\u00a0To participate, go to the site and get your entries in by\u00a0March 23, 2009. \u00a0(Note: I am a judge of this competition, so I'll write more about it separately.)\u00a0 * * * * * Wasp Barcode -- Wasp is a barcode manufacturer that came up from Plano, Texas.\u00a0 Last year I had met Grant Wickes, head of marketing for Wasp, when he was an attendee at the Summit.\u00a0 This year I had a chance to spend a few minutes with him, as Wasp was an official sponsor.\u00a0Barcodes are a cost-effective way to automate your business.\u00a0 For instance, you can use barcodes to\u00a0keep track of\u00a0inventory,\u00a0 computer hardware, office furniture or medical equipment in a clinic or doctor's office.\u00a0\u00a0Barcodes\u00a0minimize shrinkage and lost assets, and can eliminate\u00a0much of the\u00a0manual work to\u00a0track inventory by hand. * * * * * Network Solutions -- According to Harry Brooks and Shashi Bellamkonda, Network Solutions has its roots in domain names, but it is much more today.\u00a0\u00a0For instance, Network Solutions has several community websites.\u00a0 There's a small business community site called MySolutionSpot, with discussion forums, articles and free tools.\u00a0 Then there is Ideas are Power, a site where any member of the public can post suggestions for ideas for Network Solutions. They also launched\u00a0LinkTogether, an online community for Web designers and developers (many of whom, of course, are themselves small businesses). * * * * * TargetSpot\u00a0-- Elena Perez, Director of Marketing for TargetSpot,\u00a0gave me a quick overview of this self-serve ad platform for\u00a0Internet radio.\u00a0 Small businesses can go online to TargetSpot and create an audio ad using the TargetSpot platform.\u00a0 Then you can place the ad on a variety of Internet radio stations and terrestrial stations that stream their broadcasts on the Internet.\u00a0 * * * * * Batch Blue -- I spent some time with Pamela O'Hara, President, and Michelle Riggen-Ransom, Communications Director, of Batch Blue, who\u00a0came down from Rhode Island to the Summit.\u00a0\u00a0Their product is\u00a0a Web-based CRM application just for small businesses\u00a0called BatchBook.\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0One of the most intriguing aspects of BatchBook is the way it\u00a0lets you track\u00a0the social media activity of your contacts (their blog posts and Twitter tweets), right inside the application alongside their contact information and history.\u00a0 * * * * * Among others I met at this year's Summit were Laurie McCabe, an analyst focusing on the small business market, with Hurwitz Associates in Boston.\u00a0\u00a0Productivity expert\u00a0Penny Duncan\u00a0came all the way from Atlanta, Georgia.\u00a0 And I also ran into Brian Moran of Moran Media; John Jantsch of Duct Tape Marketing; Rob Levin of the New York Enterprise Report; Colleen DeBaise of BusinessWeek SmallBiz; Gayle Kesten of Small Biz Resource; and last but not least, Brent Leary of Business for Technology Sake.\u00a0 And there are so many others\u00a0 (am still sorting through my stack of business cards). Finally, no report about the Summit would be complete without mentioning the team that\u00a0helps produce\u00a0the event each year, including: Andigo New Media;\u00a0 Doubet Consulting (which handed out a terrific booklet with 107 tips for marketing and public relations); Pattie Design; and WorkStation Business Solutions.\u00a0 You can also listen to the backstory behind the Summit from my recent radio interview of Ramon Ray and Marian Banker, the Summit organizers.\u00a0 In it they talk frankly about the challenges of producing an event like this during a recession. UPDATE February 9:\u00a0 Gayle Kesten's coverage of Small Business Summit can be found here:\u00a0 Part 1 and Part 2.