NOT ONE PERSON should leave this event not knowing how to build business, convert connections to referral agents, protect intellectual property, find tax advantages, create - manage - and profit from a blog, and much more.
September 17 2010 - 8AM to Noon
Five Star World Conference Center - Wildwood
2300 Windy Hill Road
Atlanta, GA 30339
Located at the intersection of Windy Hill and Powers Ferry Roads in Marietta, Georgia.
One on one experiences with some of the most innovative small business, home business and independent business people in Atlanta. These are people who use all the tools available to them to "make something from nothing" and people who give more than they take. You will leave pumped up, ready to take on the world and having tools in your bag to do it with.
The Atlanta Small Business (Biz) BarCamp follows closely the style of all Bar Camps in that it is an open forum for free engagement by all participants. The only structure to it is topical content, location and times.
Designed to share successes with new media, social media and other techno-centric issues within the small business community SBBC is for anyone who owns, operates or manages a business with anywhere from 1 to hundreds of employees.
The open forum format and round table discussions lead by industry afficinados as well as a reasonable mix of short presentations by local leaders gives everyone to have a voice and have their questions answered by others who have already experienced the challenges.
Topics will include information relevant to marketing, customer relations and brand development using many tools available today. Our hopes are to have user experts and developers who are proficient in Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, WordPress and other only social networks and Content Management Systems.
We will be discussing Best Practice in theory and application and have live demonstrations when possible.
The core attendees will also be Thought Leaders and includes these and more:
Taryn Pisaneschi of http://tarynp.com who's use of social media is almost as long as she is old. Her knowledge of social engagements and networking for business purposes and he way of communicating it in a live setting is first class.
James Ball of http://noteasytoforget.com a very knowledgeable user and developer of technology and direct interaction for small business.
Mike Schinkel of http://mikschinkel.com fast becoming a top WordPress expert and also knows how to connect offline with people he has engaged online.
Maura Neill of http://365atlanta.com an amazing new Atlanta blog fast growing in popularity. Maura has been featured on Atlanta morning news and has a lot to share about turning nothing into something.
Steve Worrall http://georgiafamilylaw.com who's Facebook profile says a lot, "I'm a husband and a dad. I'm also a lawyer who helps parents name guardians for their kids, protect their assets and build a lasting legacy. I'd like to be your family's trusted advisor." (Steve is bringing a guest who is knowledgeable on Intellectual Property - how to protect it, how not to steal it and what to do if it's stolen.)
Kevin Glowacki of http://atlantawineguy.com a growing Atlanta wine and lifestyle blog. Kevin can help with combining online and offline networking for success.
Lane Bailey of http://LaneBailey.com - who is a veteran photographer and real estate agent who has been very active in the new media arena for several years.
We still need people who are knowledgeable in mobile technology, branding technology and customer relationship management.
We will break at about Noon. There is a reasonable and tasty cafe in the facility as well as dozens of eateries in the area.
Hilton Garden Inn is walking distance from the venue.
3045 Windy Hill Road, Atlanta, Georgia, USA 3033
Phone: 1-770-953-8850 Fax: 1-770-953-88519
Here is a short promo from San Diego BarCamp 7 to give you an idea of what to expect:
Small Biz BarCamp Atlanta is the vision of Ken Cook of http://twitter.com/thekencook (and about a hundred blogs). Ken is currently the Social Outreach Director for AmericaHomeKey, Inc. (southeastern region) and SERM developer for Real Estate Client Referrals. Ken can be reached at 678-439-8683 or on Skype at thekencook or on TokBox at http://tokbox.com/kencook