Newsletter | June 27, 2017

Small Business Trends Newsletter
Free eBook to Drive Summer Marketing for Local Businesses

The change in season also means a drastic change in consumer behavior. With temperatures on the rise, so is consumer spending. Research shows that people are online and on their devices (smartphones, tablets, laptops, etc.) more during the warmer months of the year.

With summer upon us, now is the time to ramp up marketing campaigns and get in front of the flurry of potential customers out and about for the season. A free eBook is available to help businesses enhance their digital presence based on seasonal trends.

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Twitter Chat: "Get Inspired in Your Business"
Jun 28 - Online, Twitter
Are you ready for the Microsoft Inspire event? The company’s annual partner conference is only a couple weeks away! Join Anita Campbell, CEO of Small Business Trends, and Small Business expert Gene Marks on June 28, 2017 at 3pm ET (12pm PT) under the hashtag #MSBizTips for a preview of what’s coming down the pipeline for small businesses from Microsoft, and discover what you can expect to learn from the conference.
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WEBINAR: Give Your Team What it Needs for Speed
Jun 29 - Online
The right technology tools and resources can help your team respond to—and stay ahead of—your competition and the market. Whether you have two employees or 100, you can always ramp up team speed. From improving processes and decision-making to boosting collaboration and providing your team with the technology and tools it needs, this webinar will explore the ways in which team speed can be leveraged as a critical competitive edge. Our panel of entrepreneurs and experts will engage in a lively, informed and interactive discussion about how you make your team more nimble and agile—and boost productivity and profits as a result. Our Panelists include Anita Campbell, CEO of Small Business Trends, Gene Marks, owner and operator of the Marks Group, and Ramon Ray, Small Business Evangelist at Infusionsoft, publisher of Smart Hustle magazine, and Technology Evangelist at SmallBizTechnology.
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Rule Breaker Awards 2017
Jun 30 - Online
Entrepreneurs don’t play by the rules. Why should you be judged by them? The Rule Breaker Awards will honor and celebrate those entrepreneurs who have succeeded by doing it their way. Some have created whole new industries; others have revolutionized industries that have existed for hundreds of years. Nominations end June 30, 2017. Nominate an entrepreneur today!
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Spotlight: Bryson City Bicycles Offers a Friendly Atmosphere
The company in this week's Small Biz Spotlight faced an uphill climb at first, but became a bicycle shop success story by creating a friendly atmosphere.

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10 Essential Reads for Leaders in a Disruptive Future
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