NYC Events: Upcoming NYC Business and Technology Events (2/15 – 2/22)

Here is a listing of NYC Business and Technology Events for the upcoming week (2/1 – 2/7) that we thought would be beneficial to our small business community in the Greater NYC area.

Have a business and/or technology event coming up in the New York City area that you’d like us to add to our weekly post?  If so, email us at


Building Websites For Today’s Social and Mobile World

February 15th, 10 am – 1:30 pm: Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), 188 Madison Avenue (Between 34th and 35th Streets), New York, NY 10016

Last year’s websites are not going to cut it in today’s mobile and social world. Learn what customers and clients expect today when they look for your business online, and how to develop a website that will attract and keep clients.  With all the options online for building a website, you need to understand the differences.  Websites today need to be search engine compliant, social media friendly, and mobile compatible.  Find out what questions to ask when hiring someone, or how to do it yourself.


Social Media Weekend

February 15th, 16th & 17th: Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, 2950 Broadway (between 116th & 115th Street in Upper Manhattan’s Morningside Heights neighborhood)

Fun, interactive, three-day event with panels, keynotes, one-on-one “doctoring” tips to help journalists, media professionals, others understand social media better. Get clued in on hot new tools, the rise of mobile, social good, personal branding, the latest at the likes of Twitter and Facebook, issues such as social media in a crisis – that as well as basics for beginners. Also get head shot photos, gratis, by professional photographers.


Social Media Week – NY

February 18th – 22nd; Various Venues – Multiple Events

February 2013 will mark the fifth year Social Media Week returns to New York, as we explore the social, cultural and economic impact of social media.


5 Essential Make-Or-Break Survival Strategies for 2013

February 19th, 8:30 am – 10 am: AXA Financial Center, 1290 Avenue of the Americas, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10104

On Tuesday, February 19, 2013, you are invited to gain a highly unique perspective about your business, your ability to survive, and to ultimately thrive in the years ahead as Gil Effron and Rick Raymond, co-founders of The Growth Team, provide you with five proven make-or-break business survival strategies for 2013.


BOOM Your Business and Network

February 19th, 6 pm – 9 pm: China Latina, 127 West 28th Street, New York, NY  10001

Join your hosts – Steve Percudani (Presti & Naegele Accounting Offices),and Ramon Ray (Infusionsoft &, and sponsor Adrian Miller (Adrian’s Network) as they host BOOM Your Business and Networkm – A quarterly networking reception for growing businesses.

An evening of networking, food and fun at the first BOOM Your Business and Network! The theme for the night: Social Media Works – celebration of Ramon’s newest book “The Facebook Guide To Small Business Marketing“.


Sales and Marketing Clinic: Get More Sales and Loyal Customers

February 21st, 8 am – 10:30 am; Alley NYC, 500 7th Avenue (17th Floor) New York, NY 10018 (Between 37th and 38th Streets)

In this 2.5 hour clinic, join Ramon RayInfusionsoft’s sales & marketing evangelist as he teaches you Lifecycle Marketing. Lifecycle Marketing is a 7 step system which helps you attract traffic, capture leadsnurture prospectsconvert to salesdeliver and satisfyupsell and get referrals. Lifecycle Marketing is all about DATING your leads and MARRYING your customers. It’s about converting prospects into customers and customers into loyal customers (repeat buyers).

In this clinic Ramon will share examples of how small businesses, just like you (and him) have succeeded with Lifecycle Marketing. YOU will leave this clinic with a Lifecycle Marketing planner, customized for YOUR business full of ideas and tips to help you begin Lifecycle Marketing in your own business. YOU will also be able to ask questions and get answers for specific questions about sales and marketing as it relates to YOUR business.


Marketing for Start-Ups

February 21st, 6 pm – 8:30 pm; 4 Times Square, 145 West 42nd Street between Broadway & 6th Avenue, New York City , NY 10036

A startup with no marketing plan is doomed to a slow start or even a quick death. Join us for a lively discussion of current marketing techniques and best practices led by Goutham Bhadri (CBS ’09), Founder and CEO of Marketing Samurai LLC. The emphasis will be on making the most of low-cost, high-yield marketing options, with a particular focus on online techniques.


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Carolyn Crummey is a business and technology strategist and the owner of VirTasktic (, an agency dedicated to providing high-level virtual services to small businesses and entrepreneurs. A lover of technology and small business, Carolyn has built a career on the intelligent use of technology to increase business efficiency and productivity, which ultimately leads to greater profitability. Carolyn works closely with her clients to understand their challenges and helps them integrate the best technology solutions into their businesses so they too can enjoy great successes. You can follow Carolyn on Twitter at @CarolynCrummey or @VirTasktic.

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