June offers some excellent small business events and webinars – check out this week’s list.
The Lies of Twitter and Facebook: How to Truly Leverage Social Media to Grow your Business
June 22, 2010, New York City
Taste of Technology Small Business Series, brought to you by Smallbiztechnology.com, is a fresh series of educational and networking events for small business owners, focusing on technology and making it work for small businesses.
At The Lies of Twitter and Facebook:How to Truly Leverage Social Media to Grow your Business, you’ll learn from gurus of social media SUCCESS (experts and everyday business people like you) how you can leverage social media as a POWERFUL tool to grow your business. You’ll also learn the LIES of social media. The “spin” from the hype doctors that you need to be aware of to be sure you’re leveraging social media to its fullest potential and not wasting your time posting and tweeting… but growing your business. You’ll learn what to NOT do on social media and you’ll learn what you SHOULD DO.
Cash Flow Forum
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.
MarketingSherpa’s Email Marketing Essentials Workshop Training
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.
June 21, Chapel Hill, NC
June 25, Atlanta, GA
July 20, Minneapolis, MN
August 10, San Diego, CA
August 13, Phoenix, AZ
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!
The 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.
Free Money: How to Win Contests, Grants and Incentives for Small Business
June 30, 2010, New York City
Join us on Wednesday, June 30th for Free Money: How to Win Contests, Grants and Incentives for Small Business. Hear Speaker Christine Quinn discuss what the city is doing for small business. Included in the ticket price is a comprehensive white paper (valued at $59) that will detail 40+ grants and contests you can apply for to win money for your small business.
This exclusive event will also provide the opportunity to:
– Meet executive directors of grant/contest programs and find out what they are looking for and how to qualify
– Hear from Crain’s 2010 Top Entrepreneurs
– Get FREE MONEY for your small business
Get 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.
Maximize 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.
smAlbany 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.
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.