Upcoming Small Business Events

Smallbiztechnology.com has teamed up with Small Business Trends to bring you a listing of interesting small business events, both real-world and online. Look out for it every two weeks.

business matchmaking
Business Matchmaking Workshop: Federal Stimulus Selling
October 13, 2009. Westin Waltham. Waltham, Massachusetts
This one-day, no-cost, educational workshop will include presentations by key buyers from federal, state and local government agencies along with their peers from major corporations. All who attend will be enrolled into the Business Matchmaking Online Network providing ongoing procurement opportunities.

10 Productivity Tips To Get The Most From Your Team and Organization
Verizon Small Business Center. Online Webinar

October 14, 2009, 2:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time (GMT -04:00, New York)
Small Business Trends founder Anita Campbell will offer 45 minutes of the best tips for making your team and organization more productive. It will be followed by a 15 minute Q and A.
She will be sharing practical tips, including:
* Personal productivity, including time management systems such as David Allen’s Getting Things Done (GTD)
* Taming the email beast, with techniques such as email chunking and email-free time periods in your company.
* Financial ratios and key indicators to measure productivity.
* And much more.
This event is free, but you must register to attend. Sponsored by Verizon.

Blogworld 2009
BlogWorld and New Media Expo
October 15-17, 2009. Las Vegas Convention Center
BlogWorld features the largest new media conference in the world including more than 50 seminars, panel discussions and keynotes from iconic personalities on the leading-edge of online technology and internet-savvy business. If you are currently blogging, podcasting, vlogging, producing other forms of new media content, entering the new media industry, or researching ways to leverage new media for your large or small company, then you need to be at the only comprehensive new media convention–BlogWorld and New Media Expo.
Learn more about BlogWorld pricing and registration.

Must-have Technologies for Competing in Today’s Market
October 21, 2009; Online Webinar. 1 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Filled with facts and figures and how-to advice, this webinar will tell you:
* the impact these technologies can have on your productivity and bottom line;
* fast and easy ways to get started;
* do’s and don’ts when implementing these technologies;
* tips for choosing best-in-class technology providers that are also cost-effective for small businesses;
* resources to learn more.
Sponsored by BlackBerry.

2009 COSE Small Business Conference
October 21 – October 22. IX-Center, Cleveland, Ohio
Feel like making strong connections with your fellow small business owners? Learning some new business tricks in interactive workshops? Choose your experience at the 2009 COSE Small Business Conference. And connect with a wealth of world-class education, thousands of small business owners, more than 75 exhibitors, and three very successful and inspirational keynote speakers.

Family Business ForumFamily Business Forum 2009
The Next Generation: Its 8 Biggest Challenges
October 22, 2009, 8:30-11:30 am Eastern Daylight Time
Greg McCann, CPA, JD, Family Enterprise Center, Stetson University
Is it your intention for the family firm to continue ownership with the next generation? If so, have the senior and junior generations crafted a vision to get there? Based on a holistic approach and over a decade of working with next generation successors, McCann will address the eight most significant challenges facing the next generation of a business owning family. Each of the eight challenges will be discussed, along with examples, consequences of ignoring them and strategies to overcome them.

BizTechDay San Francisco
October 22 – 23, 2009. Hyatt Regency San Francisco
A business strategy and technology conference for Entrepreneurs. Each year, 1200+ business icons, renowned thought leaders and enthusiastic entrepreneurs connect, educate and inspire each other over two days sharing the most practical business strategies and innovative technology tools to launch and grow their business. Speakers include Ramon Ray, Editor of SmallBizTechnology.

vertical response
Get Business Exposure by Hosting or Speaking on Podcasts and Radio

Social Media Webinar Series sponsored by Vertical Response October 23, 2009. 1:00pm Eastern Daylight Time
Podcasts and Radio shows can be a great way to gain business exposure. If you would like to become a hardcore publisher and host your own show or just figure out how being a guest on a show would be a great addition to your current marketing, this webinar is for you. Learn the secrets of what makes podcasts and radio shows successful.
This is one of a series of social media webinars for small businesses put on by Vertical Response. Look for future events in this series, too.

entrepreneur exposeEntrepreneur Expose for and about Business Women
October 24, 2009
Have you been thinking about starting your own business or ways to grow an existing business? Entrepreneur Expose’ was developed in an effort to support women in New Jersey who want to start their own business or who want to grow an existing business. The launch event on October 24, 2009 at the Hamilton Park Convention Center in Florham Park, New Jersey, will consist of business resource exhibitors, business start-up options, franchise options, intra-preneurial options, inspirational speakers, panel presentations and Women Entrepreneurs and Business Owners who will tell their entrepreneurial success stories.

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.

Connecticut Econ Dev
Tax 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.

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.

To find more events, visit our Small Business Events Calendar.
To get your event listed or to offer a discount or promotion to our readers, please contact us at events.smb@gmail.com.
Laura Leites, Managing Editor, Smallbiztechnology.com