New Small Business Events

If you’re looking for some great small business events to attend this fall, check out our latest list, brought to you every two weeks by and Small Business Trends.
perfect pitch
The Perfect Pitch 2009
October 26, 2009. The Ritz-Carlton; Marina del Rey, California
Hundreds of influential entrepreneurs and investors will converge for a day of learning and dealmaking. Powerful speakers and panelists will show you what it takes to build a successful startup in 2009.
Keynote speaker is Sir Richard Branson.

ced-fundTax Related Issues for Small Business
October 26 – 28, 2009, 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.
Danbury Chamber of Commerce, 39 West Street, Danbury, Connecticut
Visit the Community Economic Development Fund Web site to download a registration flyer.
Lax-140-Conf 140 Character Conference
October 27 – 28, 2009. The Kodak Theatre, Los Angeles, California
The #140conf events look at Twitter as a platform and as a language we speak. Over time it will neither be the only platform nor the only language.
#140conf is not an event about microblogging or the place where people share Twitter “tips and techniques” but rather to explore the effects of the emerging real-time Internet on Business.
Note: Small Business Trends founder Anita Campbell is speaking on day 2 of this event, about Twitter trends among small businesses.

intuit_communityTop Ten Financial Data Errors You Can Avoid
October 27, 2009 at 10:00 am PT, Webinar
Do you like having more money in your pocket? What errors are occurring today that will leave you with less in your pocket down the road? Is that totally boring task really that necessary? Does it really matter if I don’t track all of my out of pocket expenses? Getting Financially Fit means knowing the errors that can keep that from happening. The good news is that all are avoidable. Joe Woodard, President of Creative Financial Software leads a webinar discussing common errors that can lead to big problems later.
wcbs_freshWCBS Fresh Working Women’s Luncheon with Katie Couric
November 4, 2009, New York City

She’s usually the one ASKING the questions…but on November 4th, 2009, Katie Couric will be on the other side of the microphone. WCBS morning anchor Pat Carroll will lead the discussion to get answers to questions you have about Katie. Tickets are $85.
vertical responseTwitter for Your Business

November 6, 2009, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PST, Webinar
Join Chris Brogan, President of New Marketing Labs as he discusses the ins and outs of doing effective marketing on Twitter. Learn why you should be on Twitter, best practices, and how to work a Twitter strategy into your email and overall marketing strategy.
pubconPubcon Las Vegas
November 10 -13, 2009, Las Vegas, Nevada
PubCon is four days of leading edge education and networking in over 90 sessions featuring 200 expert speakers in Social Media, Affiliate Programs, Search, and SEO/SEM. In its 8th year, PubCon was founded out of the rich and diverse base of WebmasterWorld forums. These aren’t people who just talk about this stuff – these are people who do this stuff.
The A-List alpha attendees to PubCon are among the most highly pursued demographic in the online marketing world. Highly educated and computer savvy, they’re early adopters of the latest web technologies and trends. These are the folks that any forward thinking company wants to reach and network with.
socialconsumerThe Social Consumer: B2C Case Studies & Roundtables
November 12, 2009 – New York City

This conference will showcase the best case studies that demonstrate how leading brands use social communications to achieve tangible business goals. Two interactive roundtable sessions will follow the case studies. Register using promo code SBT for a discounted rate of $155.

freshbooks2-onHow to Build a Web App Business (Boston Workshop)
November 12, 2009, Boston MA

Join FreshBooks CEO, Mike McDerment on Thursday, November 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Virtual Phone System company Grasshopper’s headquarters for a workshop on building a web app business from A to Z. Mike will address many of the questions you have as entrepreneurs through topics such as building your app and your business, marketing and managing it, and financing. Seating is limited to 40 people and the cost is $100 per person.

I-Support-NYEWNew York Entrepreneur Week
November 16-20, 2009, New York City

New York Entrepreneur Week (NYEW) is the largest entrepreneurial movement throughout New York State. With 120 speakers from 50 cities, 18 states and 3 continents, NYEW unites the state’s diverse entrepreneurial community, providing an exclusive educational experience for all entrepreneurs- from enterprising young idea-stage innovators to hundred million dollar revenue generators. Early bird pricing of $10 for entrepreneurs and $20 for investors through Oct. 31.
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