I'm back! Just returned yesterday from my first international speaking gig in beautiful Buenos Aires, Argentina. Will do a full post on that later, but for now on with the show...
I am very excited to be teaming up with two great partners - small business expert and publisher of Small Business Trends Anita Campbell, and BlackBerry - to organize a 4 part webinar series we're calling Small Business Wednesday Webinars. The whole idea behind the series is to provide small business types like you and me an opportunity to learn some best practices for utilizing social networks, mobile devices and other technologies to better connect with today's socially-empowered customers and prospects. And let's face the facts here - if you want to give your business the best chance to succeed in "The Social Age" you'll have to figure out how to use this stuff to reach people that are in constant motion.
We're lining up a group of really sharp small business professionals and experts to share their knowledge and experiences with using social media, online services, and mobile applications to build strong business relationships in the age of social media. Subjects the experts will be tackling include:
- Using Social Media to Connect with On-The-Go Customers
- Using Online Services and Mobile Apps to Save Time and Money
- 5 Ways to Measure The Impact of Your Social Media Activities
- Must-have Technologies for Competing in Today's Market
Each webinar will be 60 minutes long.
The series kicks off Wednesday September 23, 2009 at 1:00 pm ET (New York time) with a discussion on using social media to connect with today's mobile customer. Featured small business professionals for this webinar include Pamela O'Hara of social CRM vendor BatchBlue, and Network Solutions' Shashi Bellamkonda - also known to many online as the Social Media Swami.
We'll be providing more information on the series shortly. If you'd like to keep up with series developments, here are a few ways to easily do so:
- Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/smbmobility
- Participate in webinar series conversations on Twitter using the #smbmobility hashtag
- Join the #smbmobility group on http://Twubs.com/smbmobility
Anita and I hope you'll have an opportunity to join us the next few Wednesdays as we learn how to utilize these important new tools and strategies to better connect with today's socially-empowered, on-the-go customer. Thanks again to the folks at BlackBerry for making this possible!