12HoursOfTech: 12 Hours Of Knowledge. Lifetime Of Education For Growing Businesses

This coming Friday, June 11, Smallbiztechnology.com is organizing 12HoursOfTech.
This event, sponsored by Net@Work and hosted by Microsoft will bring together technology executives to educated growing businesses, entrepreneurs and small businesses in how to leverage technology as a tool to grow their business.
If you can’t be there – don’t worry – we’ll be tweeting about it (#12hoursoftech) and video taping it.
Starting at 8:00 in the morning until 8:00 in the evening, including a reception, you can spend the day with us and learn how to acquire customers, keep customers and be secure online.


What will you learn?
Did you know that you can market to your customers right to their cell phones via TXT messaging? Maybe you didn’t know how easy it could be. EZ Texting’s CEO will share with you how to do this.
Amazon.com has a powerful platform enabling you to mine your customers information and sell them more of what they want. Guess what YOU can do this as well – whether you sell online or have a law firm with walk in customers. Business intelligence, or CRM is powerful. It’s for every business. Danny Estrada of Net@Work will give you the steps to get this done.


Microsoft Office 2010 is VERY, VERY nice. I’m using it and like it. Maybe you’re not sure if it’s for you, however. Hear from Debra Johnson of Hill Data Management, as she gives insight into how to use Microsoft Office in your business.
All of us, in one way or another are marketing online to acquire more customers. However, what if you could turn customers into raving and loyal fans and do it automatically (reducing manual data entry and WORK!). Tyler Garns of InfusionSoft and Gary Gertz of Net@Work will tag team to help YOU get this done.
Just having a profile page is not enough if you want to profitably use social media. You’re going to have to go beyond “the usual” and invest the time to leverage it for your business. There are no secrets, just being educated. Learn from Adam Zbar, Tap11, Leslie Campisi, Affect Strategies and Wendi Caplan-Carroll, Constant Contact.
While all of us need to and want to be online, it’s important to be secure and well protected. Rate Point’s CEO Neal Creighton will give you his years of insight in how to be online but be SECURE online!
Do you love looking at videos on Youtube? Guess what – you can create your own videos and increase boost interaction with your customers. Want to know how? Pattie Stone of pattidesign will tell you how!
Matt Cooper, oDesk and Ethan Bloch, Flowtown will share their insight on the hottest technology tools that you can use to boost productivity, save time, increase customer service and more!
LOCAL SEARCH is powerful But guess what – it’s a science that you need to learn how to best leverage local search so your business is best positioned. Hear from Yelp‘s Paul Reich and Jay Bean’s OrangeSoda all about local search.
Online marketing has a lot of twists and turns. Learn how to make your web site better, improve email marketing and improve your web site! VerticalResponse, Kutenda and CodeRewind are going to show you how.
There’s lot’s more…be there on Friday, June 11, 2010 – all day!
Register here

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Ramon Ray, Editor & Technology Evangelist, Smallbiztechnology.com . Editor and Founder, Smart Hustle Magazine Full bio at http://www.ramonray.com . Check him out on Google Plus, Twitter or Facebook