New Events for Entrepreneurs and Small Biz

June is a hot month for small biz events and webinars – check out this week’s list.
If you’re in NYC this Friday, don’t miss our special Internet Week NY event, 12 Hours of Technology for Growing Businesses. We’ve got an incredible lineup of speakers for a full 12 hours of educational content, wrapped up by an evening reception.

This list of events, conferences and webinars for growing small businesses and entrepreneurs is brought to you every other week by Small Business Trends and

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uconnect.GIFU Connect 2010
June 7-10, 2010, San Antonio, TX

Small business owners can benefit from this event by learning about barcodes and point of sale processes for their products and networking with a variety of solution providers, industry experts, their customers and peers. Over 20 retailers/distributors will be presenting roundtables and how to do business with them. See the entire list here.

internetweekny.JPGInternet Week NY
June 7-14, 2010, New York City

Internet Week is a week-long festival of events celebrating New York’s thriving internet industry and community
eBay Developers Conference

June 8-10, 2010

At eBay DevCon 2010, the company will provide a myriad of ways for the eBay developer community to learn and interact with one another and with eBay team members and industry experts.
DevCon attendees will learn how to harness the power of eBay, the world’s largest online marketplace, in an exciting, engaging, three-day event that will include panels, technical labs, keynote addresses and “birds of a feather” groups where developers who build similar applications or use similar code can exchange ideas.
ULS2-150x86.pngSocial Networking Your Business
June 8, 2010

Connecting with the right clients, vendors and partners is fundamental to the success of every business. Networking is the time-tested art of using existing relationships to create new ones. At this event, learn now to accelerate word-of-mouth marketing with the latest social media platforms and techniques. Hear case studies directly from the founders of the most successfully networked companies and make new connections for your business at the same time.
Women’s Business Conference 2010

June 9-11, 2010, Washington, DC

We are emerging from one of the most challenging economies in business history, yet we are still standing as NAWBO’s 35 years of women have stood before us. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to celebrate our heritage and re-invent or expand your business through high-level education, tangible takeaways, and valuable connections—and ultimately discover how one woman, one business and one collective voice can and will make a difference… and build a legacy of success for others to follow.
ssa.GIFSocial Security Administration Small Business Procurement Conference
June 10, 2010, Baltimore, MD

The Social Security Administration (SSA) will host it’s 3rd. annual small business procurement conference. Conference participants will receive information on the agency acquisition objectives during oral presentations from internal and external subject matter experts. Large businesses seeking to achieve supplier diversity with the small business community are encouraged to participate as exhibitors. Small business advocacy groups will be available as exhibitors to share advice and counsel.
Thumbnail image for verticalresponse.gifVerticalResponse User Seminar
June 11, 2010, New York City

This 4-hour User Seminar is designed for VerticalResponse customers of all levels using the new Wizard and Canvas email creation editors.
What You’ll Learn:
* Email design tips & best practices for emails that get results
* How to build a list of engaged subscribers
* Discover how email and social media work together to expand your reach
* Plus, a keynote from John Jantsch: Award winning social media publisher and author of Duct Tape Marketing and The Referral Engine.
What You’ll Get:
* A copy of the newly released book, The Referral Engine by John Jantsch
* The VerticalResponse Take Action Kit which includes best practice guides, plus tips to take what you’ve learned and turn it into action
* VerticalResponse User Seminar Certificate of Completion
* Plus, networking with peers and our marketing experts
Thumbnail image for SCORE_seattle.GIFHow to Sell
June 11, 2010, Seattle, WA

Develop a successful sales plan for your company. Use market research to react to customer needs and increase your existing client base through referrals.
(Half day workshop 12:00PM – 4:00PM)
Topics covered:
* The Selling Process
* How to Sell
* Identifying customer needs
* Making sales calls
12hoursoftech-150x54.png12 Hours of Technology for Growing Businesses
June 11, 2010, New York City

Produced by and part of Internet Week NY, 12 Hours Of Tech brings together leading technology companies to share their insight on how to use some of the hottest technologies to save time, save money, boost revenue, increase customer service and raise profits.
This all day event, from 8am to 8pm (including a reception from 6pm – 8pm) brings together leading tech experts such as Carbonite, Constant Contact,, Yelp, Vertical Response and others to share their insight and expertise in how you can use technology as a tool to grow your business. Visit for more details and to register.
Digitalcapitalweek.JPGDigital Capital Week
June 11-20, 2010, Washington, DC

The mission of Digital Capital Week is to strengthen the capital region’s digital economy via a 10 day series of events focused on creativity, technology, entrepreneurship, marketing, content creation, and innovation.
earlystageeast.gifEarly Stage East
June 15-16, 2010, Wilmington, DE

Early Stage East is the one venture conference you don’t want to miss! It is the largest of it’s kind in the mid-Atlantic region, and this year it’s being held at the historic Hotel Dupont, Wilmington, Delaware.
• Network with your peers – Angels, venture funds, private equity and individual investors representing over $5b in capital
• Hear Pitches from the best and brightest – Company applications are carefully screened and only strong, high-growth businesses in Cleantech, Fintech and social media are accepted and then put through a rigorous bootcamp to prepare them for presentation.
• Engage with our VIP guests – Keynote speaker Daymond John, founder of FUBU, star of the Shark Tank and author of The Brand Within; and Josh Kopelman, Managing Partner of First Round Capital and recipient of the 2010 Sal Buccieri Memorial Venture Impact Award
• Join the discussion on Branding and Social Media – Featured panelists include Jeff Pulver from the 140 Conference and Josh Kopelman, talking about what’s next.
• Relax and Enjoy! – The annual Jazzfest will be happening during our conference.
Register early for our special early bird rate. Enter code ESEV at checkout.
techtherapy.GIFFacebook for Business
June 15, 2010, 8:00pm, Webinar

This 75 minute class will cover the following topics:
1. Editing your personal profile for business purposes
2. Creating a business page (“Like” Page)
3. What to put on your profile vs. your page
4. Managing page settings
This web class is designed for you, the small business owner. If you are looking for ideas on how to market on the web or are just getting started, this 75 minute web class will give you the tools you need to understand and get you motivated about marketing on the web.
hp_intel_score.JPGMaximize Your Success
July 15, 2010, Brooklyn, NY

HP, Intel, and SCORE provide real insights and simple solutions to help you increase efficiencies, boost your productivity and grow your business. You will get essential advice on technology-based solutions and marketing strategies that can help your small business, including how:
* To better understand and target your customers more effectively.
* To rethink your marketing in the digital age.
* Managing your own marketing can reduce costs and increase sales.
This program is designed for those established small businesses ready to grow and those getting started.
Registration for the Small Business Workshop is free for you and one guest; and includes a coffee networking session during the check-in and lunch hosted by HP, Intel, and SCORE.
Thumbnail image for receivables_exchange.gifCash Flow Forum
June 16, 2010, New York City
June 24, 2010, Houston, TX

Today’s credit reality requires new strategies for growing businesses. For one day only, hear from experts and business owners who have survived – and thrived – in a tight credit market, and learn how they did it. Register now to join the discussion.
ducttape.jpgTeach Your Business to Market Itself
June 16, 2010, Orange, CA

John Jantsch, Founder of Duct Tape Marketing, will be speaking about small business marketing and his new book – The Referral Engine: Teaching Your Business to Market Itself.
webgrrls.gifHow to Plan, Develop & Manage a Great Website Project
June 16, 2010, New York City

In this panel discussion we will have a Project Manager, Web Developer, Web Designer, and an Information Architect/Usability experts share proven strategies, invaluable tips, and industry secrets in how to plan, execute, and maximize your time and resources in creating a great website for your business or startup.
This workshop is for people on both sides of the project:

  • Developers, designers, usability professionals will learn tips & tricks from experts in the field.
  • Entrepreneurs & Business people will learn the process of building a website so they can have more effective communications with their development teams and make sure the development team does not take advantage of you…powered with this knowledge will ultimately save you money.

Use code SMBIZTECH to receive $10 discount when registering online.
Thumbnail image for 140char.GIF140 Characters Conference
June 17, 2010, Washington, DC

The #140conf events provide a platform for the worldwide twitter community to: listen, connect, share and engage with each other, while collectively exploring the effects of the emerging real-time internet on business.
Our schedule will be unique and fast paced. It is our intention to provide a platform for as many people as possible to share their thoughts and engage in conversation with the attending delegates. You will find individual talks set to: 10 minutes; “Featured talks” 15 and the various panel discussions are set for 15 and 20 minutes
JYS5D7T8320100212.pngMarketingSherpa’s Email Marketing Essentials Workshop Training
Multi-City Tour

Theory works well in a classroom, but how does it translate in the real world? What makes MarketingSherpa’s Email Marketing Essentials Workshop unique is our trusted Case Study approach to learning. Using Case Studies and research as a basis, every tactic discussed during the course has been proven. This one-day workshop is based on MarketingSherpa’s Best Practices in Email Marketing Handbook. You’ll receive a FREE copy ($497 value) to be used as your textbook during the course that you can take back to your office for future reference. Use it as your on-the-job reference guide to build a ‘best in class’ email program that will meet and exceed your marketing goals. Register now to get $100 off regular price of $995.
June 21, Chapel Hill, NC
June 25, Atlanta, GA
July 20, Minneapolis, MN
August 10, San Diego, CA
August 13, Phoenix, AZ
smalbany10jpg.jpgsmAlbany 2010 Business Showcase & Job Expo
July 27, 2010, Albany, NY

smAlbany was conceived because of the tight-knit business community surrounding the Capital District. With the difficult economic times, small businesses need to be agile and on the cutting edge of their field. From Google Adwords to protecting your company’s intellectual property to learning how to start a new career path, smAlbany’s seminars give you the knowledge to be ahead of game.
FAA Small Business Conference for 2010 – “Moving Into The Next Generation”

June 28, 2010, Oklahoma City, OK

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will be conducting their Annual FAA National Small Business Procurement Opportunities Training Conference and Trade Show.
This outreach event is designed specifically for the small business seeking prime, subcontracting, and mentor-protege procurement opportunities. Workshops are information packed and the forums are designed for firms to network with one another as well as with government agency attendees. All types of businesses are encouraged to participate!
Thumbnail image for hubspot.jpgThe Science of Facebook Marketing with Dan Zarrella
June 29, 2010, 1:00pm EDT, Webinar

With more than 500 million active users, Facebook has a larger population than the United States. Like a country, the population and demographic segments of Facebook are diverse. This diversity creates problems for marketers who want to use Facebook to drive sales and awareness for their business.
What if you understood how different groups of people interacted on Facebook?
Interaction on Facebook is a science. Join us for this live webinar with our social scientist Dan Zarrella, to learn data-driven approaches to successful Facebook marketing.
Thumbnail image for getlisted.jpgGet Listed “Local University”
June 30, 2010, Cleveland, OH

Some of the nation’s leading online marketing experts, including representatives from the Google and Bing Local Business Centers, will be on hand for an intensive four-hour crash course in Internet marketing that will help you navigate the possibilities for marketing your business on the web. You’ll learn Search Engine Optimization tips and techniques that will lead to sustained, long-term search engine rankings (and new customers). Use discount code smbtrends at checkout to get $50 off the entrance price.
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