New Events for Growing Businesses – and a Don’t-Miss Party!

Be sure to check out this week’s list of parties, webinars, conferences and events for growing companies, brought to you every other week by Small Business Trends and Kick off the new year right with some great opportunities to learn and connect.

If you’re in the NYC area next week, we’d love to see you at our holiday party on December 29th!


Thumbnail image for small-biz-logo-fin-o-808.jpgSmallbiztechnology & Friends NYC Holiday Party
December 29, 2009, New York City is hosting an evening of holiday mingling with good company, great networking and delicious food at Cafe Centro. We’d love to have you join us.


itac_logo.gifBusiness Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs and New Business Owners: Grow Smart
January 11 – February 10, 2010, New York City

Presented by The City of New York and the Kauffman Foundation, this step by step business course is designed to help leaders of existing operating businesses (at least one year) review and reshape their business models to adapt to the challenges they face in the current economic climate. Hands on program for existing NYC business owners and entrepreneurs. Event is free. RSVP: 212-442-2990. Sponsored by ITAC – Industrial + Technology Assistance Corporation. NOTE: No website link, just phone.


ScoreLogoCMYKSCORE Workshop: Using the Internet to Start or Grow a Small Business
January 12, 2010, 6:00-9:00pm, Portsmouth, NH

Subjects covered in this workshop will include: Using the Internet to run you business more efficiently; Tips for building a successful Web site; Tips for improving your Web site’s search ranking; How to advertise your business using the Internet and how to sell products on the Internet. Workshop cost is $30 each for individuals and $20 each for groups of two or more, materials included. For more information or to reserve a seat, call SCORE at 603-433-0575 or visit Sponsored by TD Bank at the SCORE Office, Commerce Way.


ScoreLogoCMYKSocial Media Event by Greater Phoenix SCORE
January 14 and 15, 2009

The Greater Phoenix SCORE chapter is offering four sessions over two days, including – a special Luncheon Program Featuring Lon Safko, best-selling author of The Social Media Bible. You can register for individual sessions or for both full days for $175. Sessions include:
* What is Social Media: Getting up to Speed – “The Essential Tools” and “How to Use the Essential Tools”
* Success Stories – Social Media Strategy – How these companies are doing it!
* Now the Rubber Hits the Road!! – “Round Tables of Experts”


marketingmachine.jpgBuild Your Marketing Machine
January 20, 2010, Brooklyn, NY

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to grow your business and get new clients, you’ll need a strategy and a marketing plan. Join Marketing Mentor’s Ilise Benun for a hands-on workshop where you will learn which are the most effective, and least expensive, marketing tools for freelancers. Topics will include choosing your target market, breaking into profitable markets, expanding your client base with just a few minutes of work each day, and more.


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.


vertical responseWhy & How to Use Social Bookmarking for Your Business
Friday, January 22, 2009 10am PDT, Webinar

The amount of content on the internet is astounding. Use social bookmarking to help you organize, save, share, and promote your business online. Join Danielle Strle, a National Accounts Manager at StumbleUpon and VerticalResponse as we go over the basics of social bookmarking. Learn:

  • The basis of a social bookmarking
  • Why you should be using social bookmarking
  • Best practices of social bookmarking
  • How to integrate social bookmarking into your email marketing and other current marketing practices
  • Examples of successful social bookmarkers


CurrentMom 2010CurrentMom 2010 Conference
Feb. 1-3, 2010, Fort Lauderdale, FL

CurrentMom 2010 is the premier networking and educational event for entrepreneurial mothers. You will:

  • Learn how to start and grow your business
  • Enjoy Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa treatments — included with your registration
  • Explore partnerships with other entrepreneurial moms
  • Troubleshoot your business and marketing strategy

CurrentMom 2010 features two tracks of programming, for entrepreneurs just getting started and those already in business who want to break through to the next level. General sessions will address the issues all mom business owners face. Click here to REGISTER.


women_ent_bootcampWomen Entrepreneurs Small Business Boot Camp
February 6, 2009, Phoenix, AZ

Celebrate the successes of the mighty micro-business. Expand your expertise, explore new opportunities, gain new resources, mingle with your peers and enjoy this exciting day of education and motivation that will energize, synergize and maximize your success. Sign up today. Hear two inspiring keynote speakers. Learn from nine talented workshop presenters . Visit 45 exhibitors and the speakers bookstore – Don’t miss the exclusive “Meet the Speakers” reception.


growcoGROWCO Grow Your Company Conference
March 14-16, 2010, Orlando, FL

In 2010, Inc.’s GROWCO Conference pulls together a dynamic program with a curriculum designed specifically for the nation’s rising entrepreneurial stars, including smaller organizations that want to make an appearance on the Inc. 5000 and Inc. 5000 honorees that want to break the higher ranks of the list or repeat their success in years to come. High-profile growth experts teach seminars that will give attendees actionable information with which to develop or maintain their own growth initiative. $595 early bird rate through January 15, 2010, $895 after.


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