Small Biz Big Things 2012 San Francisco – February 7th: Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses Hungry For Growth

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 Jim FowlerTamara Mendelsohn

Small Biz Big Things, produced by, gives small business owners and entrepreneurs insight into how to grow their business using proven strategies from their peers.

Small Biz Big Things is for those professionals just starting out and/or who need all the practical insight they can get, from experts.

Small Biz Big Things, taking place on Tuesday February 7th in San Francisco, is all about YOU, YOUR BUSINESS, YOUR challenges.

This interactive forum is all about hearing from business growth experts who have built (or are building) successful companies and can share their lessons learned, success stories, growth challenges and victories with you.

At Small Biz Big Things, you’ll network, have a great lunch and learn from experts who can help you GROW YOUR BUSINESS.

Hope to see you at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco – San Francisco, Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA


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9:00am – 10:00am

Registration and networking

10:00am – 11:00am

Lessons on Being Nimble and Listening to Customers

Learn how Scott and his team built TripIt by being nimble and listening to their customers – fanatically listening to them.

Scott Hintz, co-founder Tripit and founding team member of Hotwire

Read Scott’s interview on OPEN Forum – 6 rules of business success

11am – 12pm

Guerrilla Marketing and Free Media Publicity Clinic

Hear from Ramon Ray, Editor & Technology Evangelist, how any business owner or entrepreneur can get publicity for their business through guerilla marketing and free publicity. Ramon’s proven strategies will help you get attention for your product or service and help you build relationships with journalists who could feature you in their stories!

Doug Llewellyn, Manta‘s Vice President, Corporate and Business Development will join Ramon and discuss the lessons and best practices he’s learned in finding new customers and developing loyal ones with online and digital media strategies.

12pm – 1pm


Speed Networking – Meet your next client, employee, partner or boss

1pm – 2pm

Hire Fast. Fire Faster – and other Lessons from an Accidental Entrepreneur

Hear how Jim Fowler built Jigsaw and sold it to Hear his journey, lessons he’s learned and his insight for how every entrepreneur can be a success in more ways than one.

Jim Fowler, CEO and founder, InfoArmy

Jim Fowler

2pm – 3pm

Startup Challenges and Success from Eventbrite: Long Nights, Cash Flow, Hiring and Development

Learn how Eventbrite is managing their growth, attracting new customers and on track to continue to help thousands of customers organize thousands of events and sell millions of dollars worth of tickets. If you’re frustrated, this session will inspire you and give you juice to go on.

Tamara Mendelsohn, VP of Marketing, Eventbrite

Tamara Mendelsohn

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