I recently asked my colleague at NYC Business Solution, Cristina Shapiro to share some ideas of what kinds of products and services New York City purchases. Here's her partial list:

"...the government buys carwash services, dog food, horseshoes, security services, speech therapy, marketing, dental services, printing, coffins, fertilizers, coffee" and a lot more.

The public sector is a vital and vibrant partner to businesses who want to grow. Whether it's staffing, real estate, cutting through the red tape or becoming a customer of yours, cities, states and counties are potentially huge customers.

Join me on July 27 in Manhattan to gauge the true nature of the opportunity in doing business with governments and mega-institutions.