Events for Small Business

November’s a busy month for small business events – both in person and online. This week’s list, brought to you by Small Business Trends and Smallbiztechnology.com includes a great webinar on Nov. 11th with our own Ramon Ray and the experts at ProPay. If your business accepts credit cards, you can’t afford to miss it!

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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.

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lithiumSocial CRM Virtual Summit
November 11, 2009, Online

Participate for FREE in the largest online conference for social media and CRM professionals sponsored by Lithium Technologies.
* Ask for real-world advice by chatting live with industry experts and practitioners from companies including Barnes and Noble, Lenovo, National Instruments, Redfin, and NEW! – Best Buy, Juniper Networks, and T-Mobile
* Learn about social trends impacting your business from thought leaders: Mike Fauscette, Paul Greenberg, Bill Johnston, Brent Leary, Jeremiah Owyang, and Ray Wang
* Download dozens of valuable white papers, podcasts, and presentations
* Network with other like-minded professionals in a virtual lounge

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propayStoring Customer Credit Data: Risks and Best Practices
November 11, 2009, 1:00pm EST, Webinar

Ramon Ray and industry experts Bryce Thacker and Darrel Welling of ProPay will be discussing topics such as risks associated with storing credit card data, who is trying to steal your information and how they are doing it, and how you can protect yourselves from data thieves.
They will explore the unique challenges small businesses face in securing their information, and explain steps and best practices to follow that can help to protect your business against data thieves.

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socialconsumer
The 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.

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ULSLeveraging Social Media
November 12, 2009, 6:30pm, WorkBar, Boston

Ultra Light Startups Boston is hosting its November event with an all-star panel including: Rick Burnes, Inbound Marketing Manager, HubSpot; Mike McDerment, President, CEO (Co-Founder) FreshBooks; B.L. Ochman, Director, whatsnextonline.com; Jay Rogers, CEO & Co-Founder Local-Motors; Paul Gillin (moderator), Social Media Marketing, Content Consulting and New Media Strategy
We’ve heard the hype but where’s the beef? Is social media fad or paradigm shift? Will social media make traditional web advertising models (CPM, PPC, and PPA) obsolete? Twitter, FaceBook, YouTube, Blogs, SEO, LinkedIn, FourSquare … how to join the social media conversation. Fans, Crowds, Community, and Customers: Understanding how to address the different constituent groups that matter to your business. Engagement … not marriage! Listening to the conversation and knowing when to speak up. What is “Inbound Marketing” and how is it different from the marketing we’ve been doing for tha past 15 years. Social media ROI fact or fantasy: How to get the numbers to prove it.

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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.

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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. Use code SmallBiz09 and get 50% off registration.

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webexny2009_logoWeb Expo 2.0
November 16-19, 2009, New York City

Web 2.0 Expo features the most innovative and successful Internet industry figures and companies providing attendees with examples of business models, development paradigms, and design strategies to enable mainstream businesses and new arrivals to the Web 2.0 world to take advantage of this new generation of services and opportunities. Web 2.0 Expo is co-produced by O’Reilly Media and TechWeb.
Registration for exhibits only is $100, pricing for workshops and bootcamps varies.

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Corporate Pro Bono Day
November 17, 2009, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Philadelphia, PA

CPBD provides microentrepreneurs the opportunity to discuss immediate and ongoing legal matters with corporate counsel from various Philadelphia-area businesses at no cost. Past volunteers include counsel from PECO Energy, Comcast Cable Communications, Pep Boys, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, and many others.
CPBD will be hosted by The Enterprise Center, a minority business incubator program located in the historic American Bandstand Building in West Philadelphia. Prior to the counseling sessions, attorneys from Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC will provide a continuing legal education seminar on the essential legal needs of small businesses.
Small business clients must arrive by 10:45 to be guaranteed help. Businesses must register by November 12, 2009 by calling 215-523-9567 or e-mail jvolunteer@phillyvip.org.

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ULSLegal Roundtable
November 17, 2009, 6:30-8:30pm, New York City

The Ultra Light Startups Legal Roundtable is an informal forum in which technology entrepreneurs ask questions on legal topics and have them answered by attorneys from top law firms specializing in fields of interest to tech startups. Attendees will benefit from having their own questions answered and also by listening to the answers provided to others.
Topics covered will include corporate formation, finance, intellectual property, and immigration. Registration is $10.

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itacThe FUNDamentals
November 17th, 9 am – 12 noon, New York City

The FUNDamentals Workshop is for tech firms, startups and entrepreneurial manufacturers interested in working with ITAC to commercialize new products in NYC. At this workshop attendees will have the opportunity to:
– Walk through funding strategies and learn about the pitfalls to avoid
– Get the scoop on Government R&D programs, including training on how to apply for SBIR/STTR grants
– Connect to a wide variety of programs across the City that can help you build your business
– Learn about NYC Energy Tech, ITAC’s new program to help you bring your energy product to the marketplace faster
If interested in attending, please send executive summary to Veronica Price via E-mail, vprice@itac.org or call (212) 442-2990.

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SBIRThe Mid-Atlantic SBIR/STTR Conference
Nov. 30 to Dec. 2, Morgantown, WV

The 2009 Mid-Atlantic SBIR/STTR Conference will bring together federal agencies, entrepreneurs, small companies, large companies, researchers, colleges and universities, venture capitalists and angel investors, federal laboratory and university representatives, as well as experts who provide assistance to or have an interest in doing business with ventures at various maturity levels.
The programs award more than $2.5 billion annually to innovative small businesses. Eleven federal agencies participate in the Small Business Innovative Research program; five participate in the Small Business Technology Transfer program.
The $299.00 Advanced Registration deadline has been extended for another week. Regular registration price of $349.00 will then go into effect.

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sherpaemailsummitMarketing Sherpa’s Email Marketing Summit Expo & Awards
January 20-22, 2010, Miami

With targeted event programming that includes dual B2B and B2C learning tracks to meet your specific needs, you don’t want to miss this year’s powerful event. Email Summit ’10 is being built with one thing in mind – that every session, every speaker and every piece of content help you in tangible ways to meet and exceed your goals in 2010. $1,295 to attend.

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To find more small business events, contests and awards, 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

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