Upcoming Small Business Events

This week’s list of events, conferences and webinars for growing small businesses and entrepreneurs is brought to you by Small Business Trends and Smallbiztechnology.com.

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thrift.JPGForum for Small Business Owners
July 14, 2010, Buffalo, NY

The Interagency Banking Regulators: Office of Comptroller of Currency, New York State Banking Department, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Office of Thrift Supervision, Federal Reserve Bank of New York are holding a forum for small business lenders.
Participants will learn about accessing credit, including bank products, government-sponsored programs, alternative financing options, strategic planning for survival and market expansion in tough economic times, government procurement procedures and tax issues. Lenders will be on hand to work directly with small business owners. Register here.
For additional information, please contact: Francis Baffour (OTS) 201-413-7343 or Jennifer Rodriguez (FDIC) 917-320-2614

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.
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.
July 20, Minneapolis, MN
August 10, San Diego, CA
August 13, Phoenix, AZ
small-biz-logo-fin-o-808.jpgData Rich, Information Poor: Turn Boring Business Data into Strategic & Profitable Decisions
July 21, 2010, 2:00pm EDT Webinar

One of the many challenges growing businesses face is knowing how to translate the data flow into useful information and ensuring they make the right decisions.
* How to prioritize the flow of data they must respond to
* How to best respond to the information they must decide on
* Understanding what the implications of the their decisions are
* Knowing the qualitative amount of adjustment that needs to be made (e.g., increase 10% or 17.5%)
Every business executive knows that in today’s super-connected world of online communications, a slow decision can be as deadly as an incorrect decision and not making any decision is not leadership.
Wayne Morris, CEO of myDIALS and Ramon Ray, Editor and Technology Evangelist, Smallbiztechnology.com will discuss how technology can be used to turn your raw data into a powerful asset for strategic decision making.
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.
Brooklyn Trade Show

September 14, 2010, Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn Trade Show is creating countless opportunities by bringing together premier businesses from Brooklyn, NYC, Long Island and the greater metropolitan area with national corporations, entrepreneurs, non-profits, government agencies, business advocacy groups and the media.
Thumbnail image for fordham_university.GIFHigh-Growth Startups Featuring the Founder of Gilt Groupe
September 20, 2010, New York City

Hear Alexandra Wilkis Wilson (HBS ‘04), Founder of Gilt Groupe, discuss her experience as an entrepreneur in the exciting world of fashion.
Alexandra Wilkis Wilson is a Founder of Gilt Groupe and its Chief Merchandising Officer. She has twelve years of international experience in the luxury goods, retail and finance sectors. Most recently she oversaw retail operations at BVLGARI overseeing 15 North American stores. Prior to that Alexandra managed Leather Goods Sales Planning for Louis Vuitton North America.
inc500.JPGInc. 500 | 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony
September 30-October 2, 2010, Washington, DC

The 2010 Inc. 500|5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony celebrates Inc. magazine’s revered ranking of America’s fastest-growing privately held companies. The momentous event brings together current Inc. 5000 honorees and alumni of the list to recognize the remarkable achievements of these companies and the great contributions they have made to the global economy.
The event offers educational sessions, rousing keynotes, important networking, and unforgettable special events. The conference culminates in a black-tie gala dinner and awards ceremony in which all current year honorees are recognized. The Inc. 500|5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is open to honorees, alumni, and other growth-minded entrepreneurs.
BlogWorld10_120x90.gifBlogWorld Badge BlogWorld & New Media Expo
October 14 – 16, 2010, Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV

This is the world’s largest New Media event where you can learn about content creation, distribution and monetization strategies, step-by-step techniques and bleeding-edge tools.
Monetization Superpanel– while there, be sure to check out this extended 2-hour session. Moderated by Jim Kukral, this panel features Jeremy Shoemoney Schoemaker; John Chow, Darren Rowse and Anita Campbell (of Small Business Trends) — who will be sharing their secrets for monetizing a blog. Come with your questions and apply to get your blog and monetization ideas critiqued.
To find more small business events, contests and awards, visit our Small Business Events Calendar.
If you are putting on a small business contest, award or competition, and want to get the word out to the community, please submit it through our Events & Contests Submission Form (We do not charge a fee to be included in this listing — it is completely free to list your event.) Only events of interest to small business people, freelancers and entrepreneurs will be considered and included.
Laura Leites, Managing Editor, Smallbiztechnology.com


About Ramon Ray

Ramon Ray, Marketing & Technology Evangelist, Smallbiztechnology.com & Infusionsoft. Full bio at http://www.ramonray.com . Check him out on Google Plus, Twitter or Facebook

  • http://mybusinessmarketing.org mybusinessmarketing

    This site looks like a great resource for small business owners. I have quite a few contacts in Buffalo i’ll be letting them know about the event posted above.
    I don’t see anything for help in improving business marketing methods. Its my specialty because it is the life force behind bringing in new revenue.
    Keep up the great work!!!
    Andres Garcia