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Business Owners Gear Up for Social Media and Marketing Summit

Join Patch on Feb. 14 for a groundbreaking opportunity to learn from digital experts and strengthen your business’ online brand.

Looking for some pointers on navigating the digital landscape? Feel like your business could do more with social media and online marketing? Or maybe you’d just like to network with fellow New Jersey and New York area business owners and rub elbows with a few highly successful entrepreneurs?

Join Patch for Main Street U Summit, an event where we bring local business owners and digital experts together to discuss big things for small businesses. You’ll walk away with powerful tips and practical tools to help grow your business through social media, local search and online marketing.

Focused on educating and inspiring business owners, the program features seasoned speakers from Inc.com, Outspoken Media, The DSM Group, BrainStorm Tutoring LLC and more.

Register above or click here to reserve your seat for the event on Thursday, Feb. 14 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Hilton Woodcliff Lake in Woodcliff Lake.

Rory Chadwick January 14, 2013 at 11:48 PM
Hoboken based business owners can reach out to me for social media help, I wont charge you anything but a coffee would be great.
BDVideo January 15, 2013 at 08:00 AM
Ha ha! I knew (and was hoping) someone would post that!
Natalie Davis (Editor) January 15, 2013 at 08:39 AM
It was funny, but I removed the link because the video violates our TOS. We wouldn't want kids to click through to it.
Deb Ng January 15, 2013 at 01:06 PM
Not only am I a social media professional living in Hillsborough, but I also wrote two books on the topic and I work full time (handling community and social media) for the largest social media/new media conference in the industry.
Pat W. January 15, 2013 at 02:04 PM
Deb, you're a serious success story and your (former) blog is the reason I have work today. :)
Michael Pilla January 15, 2013 at 03:07 PM
Not Just Social Media — let me show you how to integrate Social Media, Website development and Viral Marketing to grow your business.... see http://pillacm.com
Jason D. January 19, 2013 at 04:59 PM
Watch out for vultures. There's a lot of people who prey on small businesses who claim they are 'social media gurus'.
Pat January 20, 2013 at 10:05 PM
If you need another speaker, I speak and teach YouTube Marketing for Small Businesses.
Hank January 22, 2013 at 12:08 AM
It's kind of an awkward time for a small business person.
mpilla January 22, 2013 at 02:29 PM
How do you become a speaker for future events? I have a restaurant client in Hoboken. See http://mpilla.com for details. Thanks
Hank January 22, 2013 at 08:02 PM
huh?
Veronica DeMonte February 01, 2013 at 07:10 PM
Do you have workshops or networking events and do you charge for them? It would be helpful, if like Rory, some networking events would be the cost of a cup of coffee. I find these days the costs become prohibitive in order to gain some information on how to enhance your business.
unknownauthor February 02, 2013 at 02:28 AM
see you there www.nycprgroup.com
All Done Company February 03, 2013 at 11:57 PM
Social media is not for every business. You might find yourself spending a lot of time and money on it and getting minimal if any results. The best strategy that we have found is (a) to use social media to find potential clients and let them go from social media to your website and then convert them to sales, (b) Use it as part of a mix of ways to reach out to build your brand name awareness. Any questions, feel free to contact us at any time. www.sparkdriven.com
PeoplePlease February 04, 2013 at 02:19 PM
Yes!
Sylvester (Syl) Di Diego February 08, 2013 at 02:19 AM
A valuable subject. See also "Syl's Stance: Embrace Social Business Dialogue to Care for Customers" ://strategydynamixllc.wordpress.com/2013/02/06/syls-stance-embrace-social-business-dialogue-to-care-for-customers/
Mario Mirabella February 08, 2013 at 06:56 PM
I will be a guest panelist at this event and look forward to discussing Social Media strategies and how it can benefit all types of businesses. www.msmdesignz.com
Keith Jensen February 13, 2013 at 11:56 AM
Pretty nice layout this PATCH page has. Wonder why ours has not changed? Also, nice that the social media summit is free in other PATCH territories: http://levittown-ny.patch.com/groups/chamber-of-commerce/p/free-social-media-education--breakfast-for-long-island-businesses-what-to-do-about-yelp-twitter-and-facebook-and-your-reputation-online
Andrea February 14, 2013 at 08:08 PM
Definitely enjoyed hearing your insights today. It was definitely a worthwhile event!
Michele Cheshire February 15, 2013 at 04:47 AM
Every time I hear the phrase "social media" and "summit" combined, I die a little inside because it always means the people involved have no concept of technology and its evolving role for corporations and marketing.

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