If you know of some great events coming up, don’t be shy – email me through the link at the bottom of this post.
Nov. 30 to Dec. 2, Morgantown, WV
The 2009 Mid-Atlantic SBIR/STTR Conference will bring together
federal agencies, entrepreneurs, small companies, large companies,
researchers, colleges and universities, venture capitalists and angel
investors, federal laboratory and university representatives, as well
as experts who provide assistance to or have an interest in doing
business with ventures at various maturity levels.
The programs award more than $2.5 billion annually to innovative
small businesses. Eleven federal agencies participate in the Small
Business Innovative Research program; five participate in the Small
Business Technology Transfer program.
December 1, 2009, Portsmouth, NH
This workshop examines critical elements for starting or running a
small business during difficult times, and helps existing or potential
business owners create a strategic plan for cost cutting, financial
management, improving operations and creating effective marketing
strategies. Topics include leadership and management, improving
customer relations, analysis of current business condition, and
leveraging opportunities that may arise during a slowdown. Cost is $30
each for individuals and $20 each for groups of two or more, materials
included. For information or to reserve a seat, call SCORE at 433-0575
or visit www.scorehelp.org. Sponsored by TD Bank.
December 2, 2008, 1:00-4:00pm EST, New Bedford, MA
The Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network (MSBDC),
in conjunction with The SouthCoast Entrepreneurial Network: the Quest
Center and the Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Center’s
Technology Venture Center (ATMC), are sponsoring a FREE workshop for
regional businesses interested in obtaining federal Small Business
Innovation Research (SBIR) grants.
The federal SBIR program funds over $1 billion each year of early
stage R & D conducted by small businesses for technologies that
have government and commercial applications. This event is intended to
instruct small businesses in the region how to access funding through
this program, how to increase chances of success for the award and how
to manage an SBIR award if your application is successful.
Seating is limited and pre-registration is required by November 25. Register online or contact Tammi Jacobsen or Alison Moriarty at 508-673-9783 to register and get parking information.
December 2 and 3, 2009, New York City
This intensive, high-impact workshop will show you how to build and
maximize an email marketing strategy that delivers solid, predictable
results. Through guided technical demonstrations; collaborative,
small-group activities; personal coaching; role-playing; and peer
review, you’ll gain new skills in strategy, list building, email design
and content. Registration is $399.00 and limited to 30 attendees.
December 3, 2009, 6:30pm EST, New York City
This Entrepreneur’s Fourm event is designed to help you determine
whether bootstrapping or venture funding is the best financing route
for your project, and how to achieve success under either scenario. We
have some great panelists lined up, including bootstrappers with big
exits, investors (from NYC Seed, New York Angels, and DFJ Gotham), and
people who are both.
December 3, 2009, Phoenix, AZ
December 10, 2009, Houston, TX
Join HP, Microsoft and SCORE along with local officials for a
special Small Business Workshop in a city nearest you, “For the Good of
Your Business” where you’ll get essential advice on technology-based
strategies that can help you survive these challenging economic times
* Disaster planning can increase sales and protect your most valuable business asset, your data.
* Managing your own marketing can reduce costs and increase sales.
* To be better positioned to win business contracts generated from the economic stimulus efforts.
* Your business can take advantage of new SBA-backed financial options.
Registration for the Small Business Workshop is free for you and one
guest; includes a coffee networking session during the check-in and
lunch hosted by HP, Microsoft and SCORE.
December 4th, 2009, 1:00pm EST, Webinar
When your calls roll into voicemail, how often does anyone call you
back? Then, if you get through to decision makers, are you running into
Join this live BNET Webcast to hear Jill Konrath, author of Selling to
Big Companies, share 5 strategies to increase your effectiveness so
that more prospective customers will return your calls, set up meetings
and start profitable business relationships. Sponsored by Citrix Online.
December 4, 2009, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Pacific time, Webinar