The Big Small Business Event!

May 23, 2012 @ 11:00 am – 8:30 pm
Blue Ridge Community College
1 College Woods Dr
Weyers Cave, VA 24486
$45 for the full day, including meals!

For business owners, managers and entrepreneurs: A day of presentations on all the topics of importance to your business.

The Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center announces

The BIG Small Business Event of 2012

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Location:  Blue Ridge Community College Plecker Center

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7:30-8:00am    Registration & Networking
8:00-8:15am    Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:15-9:30am    Key Note Speaker:  Al Lautenslager - "Guerrilla Marketing in 30 Days"
9:30-9:45am    Morning Break / Visit the Displays
9:45-11:00am   Concurrent Sessions

ZERO to Big – Navigating a Predictable Path to Success. Bill Eastman, Applied Knowledge Labs
Understanding Your Website Effectiveness. William Roy, Immerge Technologies
Windows, Signs & Visual Displays: Stewards of Your Brand.  Marc Willson, Virginia SBDC Network

10:00-12:00      Drop-in Social Media Help Center open
11:05am -12:20pm   Concurrent Sessions

Conversation with Keynote Speaker, Al Lautenslager
Google to Great: Using Google to Advance Your Small Business, Ray Sidney-Smith
What is My Business Worth? Richard Halterman

12:25-1:10    Lunch
1:00-3:00     Drop-in Social Media Help Center open
1:15-2:30pm    Concurrent Sessions

Social Media Marketing Made Simple, Cassandra Stith
Good Design Equals Trust, Jaye Brumfield
Beginning to Export, Diane Jones & Bill Houck

2:30-2:45    Afternoon Break / Visit the Displays
2:45-4:00 PM    Concurrent Sessions

Making Sense of Your Dollars & Cents, Betty Hoge
When Running Ads is More Fun Than Racing a Ferrari, Timothy Johnson
Business as Communities, Justin Van Kleeck

4:00-4:30 PM Networking; Visit the Sponsor Displays.
Go. Act. Profit.

Registration is only $45 for the full day, including meals!

Reserve your spot now.

Event Sponsors

Virginia Small Business Development Center Network
U.S. Small Business Administration
Clear Channel Media & Entertainment
96.9 WSIG/95.5 The Zone
Blue Ridge Community College
James Madison University, College of Business
The News Leader
Union First Market Bank
Immerge / McClung Companies
Business Finance Group, Inc.
Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce

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