Why Are Hundreds of Entrepreneurs Flocking to Manhattan on Oct 22?

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Kick your end of summer business blues to the curb. Be a part of the energy that is The Small Business Influencer Awards Gala. It’s taking place at the Small Business Summit in New York City on October 22, 2014.

Explode Your Business Results by Attending the Small Business Summit and Small Business Influencer Gala

Hundreds of entrepreneurs just like you from all over the country will be coming together for the Small Business Summit and the Small Business Influencer Awards Gala. Learn from experts in marketing, copywriting, web design and technology — everything you need to move your business forward will be covered at the Summit.

This year The Small Business Influencer Awards Gala is co-locating with the annual Small Business Summit. The Summit is an informative and fun event for small businesses. That means, it’s a two-fer:

  • Attend the Summit and you also get to mingle with the Top 100 Champions and other honorees.
  • Or, come for the Awards Gala and you also get to attend the Small Business Summit.

Either way you look at it, you can be part of both — all in a single day.

Meet Customers, Mingle with Influencers and Market Yourself and Your Business

If you’ve been wanting to meet key people in the small business community — the movers and shakers — DON’T MISS THIS DAY. October 22nd in New York City will be a “star studded” event for the small business community.

Entrepreneurs: increase your knowledge, hone your skills — AND meet the people you’ve been trying to connect with through social channels. Or renew connections you already have made. Or meet up with friends, colleagues and others you already know.

Companies that sell to small businesses: be here to meet with small business influencers, both established and up-and-comers. Where else can you find so many influential members of the small business community in one place?

Added bonus for everyone: you will also get to meet and mingle with the Small Business Trends team AND the SmallBizTechnology.com team. If you are looking to connect with our editorial teams about future story ideas, this is the place to do it (versus through an overcrowded inbox.) We are always looking for news. We love to “spotlight” inspiring small businesses so others can learn from your experiences.

Vote NOW For the People, Companies and Apps That Make Your Business Better

The Small Business Influencer Awards right now are in the final days of community voting. There’s still time to vote as community members — but hurry. Voting ends September 15, 2014 at 2:59 pm Eastern time. Check out the impressive 600+ nominees. You will see some familiar names and some new names.

Announcing the winners: the Community Choice honorees (chosen based on community voting) and the Top 100 Champions (judged by a panel of small business expert judges) will be announced in mid-September. We will update you as that news becomes available.

Get Unstuck at The Small Business Summit

The Small Business Summit, now in its 9th year, is produced by Ramon Ray, founder of SmallBizTechnology, and Marian Banker of Prime Strategies. It is attended by over 400 successful entrepreneurs, small business owners, industry experts and small business advocates. It is the only event of its kind that is run by small businesses for small business.

If you’ve been suffering from the business blahs or haven’t moved forward on important marketing campaigns because you just weren’t sure about what to do next or how to do it — this is your chance to get unstuck at the Summit.

This year’s power-packed lineup includes learning clinics:

  • Google vs. Microsoft, with Michael Spadaro (Profound Cloud – a Google Apps Partner) and Melanie Gass (Microsoft)
  • Do Flyers, Posters, and Tweets Mix? with Carmen Sognonvi (Urban Martial Arts)
  • Why Customer Education Beats Sales in a Mobile, Local, and Distracted World, with Paul Berry (RebelMouse)
  • Winning Strategies to Better Marketing That Will Crush Your Competition and Make Prospects Say “YES,” with David Newman (DO IT! Marketing)
  • Shark Branding: Lessons from a Celebrity Digital Marketer, with Cliff Worley (Shark Branding)
  • Building Business Class Web Sites That Work, with Eric Mason (Wix.com)
  • How to Write Emails, Blogs, Marketing and More That Get the Results You Want, with Jean Tang (MarketSmiths)

Rumor has it there will also be some awesome giveaways. So there’s even more incentive to attend.

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Reserve NOW While You Can Still Get a Discount

Mark your calendars to be in New York on October 22nd — and register for your spot. Here are the details:

WHERE: CUNY Graduate Center (a gorgeous facility just a block from the Empire State Building) in Manhattan

WHEN: October 22, 2014, from 8:00 – 5:30 pm. Awards Gala Reception starts at 5:30 pm.

REGISTER: REGISTER HERE. Enter the code SBTRENDS when you register, and get 25% off.


(Top Champions and Community Choice winners, you each get one ticket for free — details shared with you later.)


Susan Payton Susan Payton is the Communications Manager for the Small Business Trends Awards programs. She is the President of Egg Marketing & Communications, an Internet marketing firm specializing in content marketing, social media management and press releases. She is also the Founder of How to Create a Press Release, a free resource for business owners who want to generate their own PR.

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  1. Do we need get A hotel room by ourself?