Mark your calendars for Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 3:00 PM Eastern time (Noon Pacific time). I will be one of the featured panelists in an Intuit Small Business United Townhall meeting, via Facebook.
The topic we’ll be discussing is the Obama Stimulus Plan and what it means for small businesses. I hope you can join us. Here’s what you need to know to join in:
As part of Intuit’s Small Business United campaign, Intuit will be facilitating a virtual Small Business Town Hall to discuss the Obama Stimulus Package and what it means to small business owners. The Town Hall will include a variety of well-renowned small business experts with different backgrounds who will discuss their unique insights on the stimulus package.
Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 3:00 PM Eastern (Noon Pacific time)
This is a virtual town hall via Facebook that includes video and audio capabilities.
Opening/Introductions (5 min.) — Scott Wilder; Leader of the Intuit Community
The Obama Stimulus Package: What it Means to Small Business (20 min.) – Raymond J. Keating, the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council‘s Chief Economist, will walk small business owners through key things they should know about the stimulus and the economy.
Panel Discussion with Small Business Experts (20 min.) – Raymond will be joined by Anita Campbell, CEO of Small Business Trends, John Jantsch, creator of Duct Tape Marketing and Kelly Spors, small business columnist for the Wall Street Journal to discuss the stimulus package in more detail.
Q&A via chat (10 min.)
Closing remarks (5 min.) – Scott Wilder; Leader of the Intuit Community
UPDATE MARCH3, 2009: We just finished a dry run. This should be fun — here are more details:
Yes, you will be able to participate via webcam if you have one; or an audio headset alone if you like. Or you can just type in questions via chat. Or you can simply listen and watch in your browser window. The choice is up to you.
After the event there will be video, so you can watch it afterwards. I will update you with the link location to the video, after the event is over.
Finally, if you’d like to follow it on Twitter, the Twitter hashtag to search on and use is: #sbth