Thursday, March 15, 2012

Hands On Technology - the 4th Annual Pittsburgh Entrepreneur Conference and Honoring Extraordinary Women Awards Luncheon

Join us for a day full of education, professional development and networking opportunities for local entrepreneurs! This year's program was created directly from feedback provided by our more than 700-strong membership of women small business owners.
Get interactive! Bring your laptop and mobile devices to gain "Hands On" experience during the presentations.

This event also hosts our signature Honoring Extraordinary Women Awards Luncheon. If you would like to apply as or nominate an extraordinary woman in your life for an award, please click HERE for the nomination form.
9:30 - 10:10 am: Registration/Networking
10:15 - 10:50 am: Online Marketing Tool Kit for Small Businesses
Presented by Donna Baxter - Tech Diva
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Everyday there is an increasing number of customers searching for businesses online, and that is where your business should be. This interactive workshop will help to successfuly compete for your customer's business. This online tool box will offers you more ways to customize, manage, track, and adjust your marketing efforts. 
The Online Marketing Toolkit covers five aspects of online marketing:
  • Building a Website to get your business online
  • Search Engine Optimization to help customers find your business website
  • Search Engine Marketing to advertise your business website
  • Email Marketing to help keep your customers coming back
  • Social Media Marketing to deepen your relationship with customers and get new ones
 11:00 - 11:45 am: The Mobile Entrepreneur
Presented by Cassandra Brown - Jireh Mobile
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When opportunity knocks, are you hearing the knock? Smart phones, tablets, PDA's and other high-tech gadgets increase personal and professional productivity. Employees connect to the office from a home computer with secure VPN (virtual private networking) technology. Some sales people use PDAs, mobile computers and other high-tech devices to submit work orders and contact business associates. Sales transactions can even be instantly completed with the use of convenient devices like the Square--a mobile credit card reader just about 1 inch long that connects to most mobile devices. Business professionals and college students are two consumer groups that use high-tech gadgets to finish projects and collaborate with others through mobile technologies while at home, in the dorm or at the office. This interactive work shop will update you to the newest apps, functions that are useful for entrepreneurs, and it will help attenedees to identify which gadget is best for their needs.

11:55 - 1:00 pm: Honoring Extraordinary Women Awards Luncheon
with special vocal performance from Jessica Lee
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1:10 - 1:55 pm: Keynote Speaker: Dr. Summer Knight presents "35 Winning Strategies from Today's Leading Entrepreneurs"
dr. summer knightDr. Knight is an entrepreneur doctor turned businesswoman. She is a founder and leads Springboard Partners, a consulting group of CEOs and powerful entrepreneurs who facilitate the rapid growth of scalable businesses. Dr. Knight also leads the DSK brand focus on empowering people to live their GREATest lives. Summer Knight loves to have fun, inspire people to succeed, and facilitate in individuals and organizations.
2:05 - 2:25 pm: Networking
2:35 - 3:20 pm: Building your marketing plan. a panel of local marketing experts.  How do you choose which marketing mix is going to grow your business? Join us for a panel discussion on creating a marketing strategy that fits your business goals and budget.   
Event Pricing:
This full service package includes lunch with open networking, four education sessions, awards ceramony and access to the exhibitors.
Pre registered Cost:  $38.00
At door registration Cost:  $48.00
Premier Member Cost:  $35.00
Click the Register Now button below to get registered for the event!

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