I’m looking forward to a January 20 date in Atlanta at Entrepreneur Magazine’s Growth 2011 Conference. Last year’s conference in Miami was a great success, and this year’s looks even better. Serial entrepreneur and former governor John Brown will be doing the keynote, there’s an excellent list of speakers and workshops (modesty aside), three entrepreneur-of-the-year awards, and an organized opportunity to pitch your own business.

I’ll be there again this year talking about how to start a business in three weeks (yes, really, three weeks). And with that topic, taken from my most recent book, I’ll work in a lot about how to start a business right regardless of the timeframe, and how to avoid the top 10 startup mistakes.

You can go right now to the website to see the speakers and topics list, and, one of my favorites, videos on the finalists for the major awards to entrepreneur of the year, college entrepreneur of the year, and emerging growth entrepreneur of the year. See what they have to say and how they’ve done it.

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Tim Berry is the founder and chairman of Palo Alto Software and Bplans.com. Follow him on Twitter @Timberry.