Two great small business events online today (Feb 10, 2009). Take advantage of these opportunities to learn and share.
1. SOBCon09 Comment Box Conference
12 Hours An Expert Every Hour and Q and A for 12 Hours
When: Tuesday, February 10, 2009
What: New Post and Speaker Every Hour
11:00 a.m. – 10 p.m. CT (GMT -6hrs)
Watch the clock in the sidebar.
When and Who:
11:00 – Liz Strauss on How to Build a Personal Development Network
12:00 – Mark Carter on Saving The World With Social Media
1:00 – Lucretia Pruitt on Twittering the Way that Works Best for You
2:00 – Andy Sernovitz on Amazing Word of Mouth for Your Blog
3:00 – Mary-Lynn Foster on Interviewing Tips
4:00 – Easton Ellsworth on Visionary Blogging Improvements
5:00 – John Haydon on Social Media and Trust Online
6:00 – VickyHennegan on Writing for the Web
7:00 – Becky McCray on Successful Entrepreneurship
8:00 – Shannon Paul on Internet People and What They Do
9:00 – Angela Maiers on Literacy and Learning in the 21st Century
10:00 –Terry Starbucker on Pitching Social Media to Clients — 5 Key Questions for Potential Clients
Vicky H explains it this way:
The virtual conference at it’s most simplistic sense is a conversation between you and the attendees in the comment box. The attendees post their questions in the comments and you post your answers in the comments. This is very similar to Open Mic.
2. SBBuzz on Twitter
Here’s the scoop from our friend Michelle Riggen-Ransom:
We’re very excited about a fun new Twitter project we’ve schemed up called SBBuzz. Similar to format to Sarah Evans’ popular #journchat sessions, we’ll be using Twitter to enable an organized, open weekly discussion between small business owners, techies, social media folks — really anyone who is interested in learning more about how small businesses can use some of the new technologies out there to promote and grow their business.
We’d love it if you could help us get the word out, or even join us tomorrow on Twitter from 8pm-10pm EST (follow us on Twitter @sbbuzz and hashtag is #sbbuzz) More information can be found on our project site: http://sbbuzz.biz/
To make it easy, we’ve even written a pitch in 140 characters – feel free to share!
“Come join innovative small business owners discussing how to make technology work for business http://sbbuzz.biz“
Feel free to write us if you have any questions. And thanks for being so supportive of our small business over the past year. We look forward to helping other small business owners join the conversation — it’s too much fun to miss!
Pamela O’Hara and Michelle Riggen-Ransom
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Becky started Small Biz Survival in 2006 to share rural business and community building stories and ideas with other small town business people. She and her husband have a small cattle ranch and are lifelong entrepreneurs. Becky is an international speaker on small business and rural topics.