The recession is taking a bite out of travel budgets for many small business owners. As a result, more and more of us are choosing not to attend trade shows and conferences this year. But what if you didn’t have to leave your office to participate in a ground-breaking summit offering inspiring keynote speakers, networking and great business learning events.
Sound interesting? Then mark your calendars for the first ever virtual summit being offered by Women’s Leadership Exchange on May 26, 2010, during National Small Business Week. The event kicks off with a keynote address from Arianna Huffington, co-founder & editor-in-chief of “The Huffington Post.” (For early bird registration and more information visit WLE web site.)
Throughout the day there will be a variety of workshops designed to make your business a “10” in 2010. Topics include: Marketing Communications on Steroids: How to Reach Your Customers in the New Frontier; Social Media and Sales: 9 Easy Things You can Do Right Now to Get Business; and Business Owners Share Their Secrets for Blasting Through the Recession without a Hard Hat.
Internationally acclaimed futurist and author, Edie Weiner, will close the day as she shares the trends that will shape the success of your business in the new decade.
But don’t think this summit is going to be a boring boring powerpoint webinar. The new technology that is being used makes it almost like being there in person. You’ll have an opportunity to network in the network lounge where you can meet and exchange virtual business cards with other business owners and executives. How cool is that! (click here for a sneak preview.)
There’s also an exhibit hall with booths so exhibitors can showcase their products and services, a resource center and believe it or not a conference bag with goodies.
The summit content will be archived for 90 days after the summit so if you missed something or want to go back and listen to a presentation again, you can do it. Of course, that’s something you don’t get to do when you travel to a one-day conference event.
So don’t feel as though you have to give up all your conference participation this year. Consider being part of the WLE Summit and so you can take your business to the next level.