• FREE Trade Show Business Seminars

    May 1, 2014

    The Event Center, 315 Webb Rd., Salisbury


    -9 a.m., Social Media Marketing 101 for Small Businesses, Tara Van Geons (Digital Sales Specialist for the Salisbury Post) will energetically lead and discuss: how to make social media “connect” for your business; new tools and new ways to grow your business you may not have thought of; how to define your strategy and create your plan before taking the plunge into social media; the most common mistakes being made—spot them on the horizon and take a detour; and much more! Whether your business is currently using social media or not, this seminar will give you a foundation about social media tools that will best serve your business as well as strategies you can implement immediately. RSVP required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/trade-show-seminar-social-media-for-business-tickets-10894580985


    -10 a.m., The Secrets to Successful Website Marketing, Maia Smith (Maia`s Fashions / Renu Derma, Entrepreneur, Motivational Speaker) will guide you through her path of successful website marketing that has attracted great clients! You will gain an understanding of the importance of having a professionally built and maintained website; learn how you can use the power of Google Plus to increase your web presence; hear how Maia’s blogging and press releases have helped her business grow;  and how her writing tips have caught and converted prospects into ideal clients.  RSVP required https:/www.eventbrite.com/e/trade-show-seminar-the-secrets-to-successful-website-marketing-tickets-11034114333

    -10 a.m., SBA Lending- Alternative Financing Solutions, Stan Lamb (Bank of North Carolina) You will receive insight to the two primary programs within the Small Business Administration’s two public lending programs, the 7a and 504 programs and how they are beneficial for small business owners and entrepreneurs. The presentation will detail the two programs and how they provide an alternative lending solutions to existing, growing and start-up companies, along with how they interact between financial institutions. RSVP required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/trade-show-seminar-funding-your-business-with-sba-loans-tickets-11062302645


    -11 a.m., How to do business with the City of Salisbury and County of Rowan, Come hear from Anna Bumgarner (City of Salisbury) and David Sifford (County of Rowan) as they review how to become a vendor with local government. They will share which services and products are outsourced and the application process. RSVP required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/trade-show-seminar-how-to-do-business-with-city-of-salisbury-and-county-of-rowan-tickets-10894721405


    -11 a.m., Improving profits by knowing the numbers -Don Coggins (Coggins Financial) will help you learn what the cost of running your business really is, what makes you money and what takes dollars away from profitability. He will lead a discussion on what functions in the office are keeping you from making the next sales call. You will also learn how prioritizing your day will get maximum results during key contact hours, what your break-even point is, when you have covered your business cost; and when you have become profitable. RSVP required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/trade-show-seminar-improving-profits-by-knowing-thy-numbers-tickets-10924313917


    -Noon, Lunch & Learn for business leaders, Changing in the Face of the Affordable Care Act: What’s coming and how to better prepare? (Novant Health Experts) RSVP required:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/changing-in-the-face-of-the-aca-whats-coming-and-how-to-better-prepare-tickets-11140903743


    -1 p.m., Speed Networking for Business People. It's Fast, It's Fun & It Works!  Cathy Griffin (Century 21 Towne & Country) leads a fun hour of Speed Networking. This is your chance to build business relationships in a fast and fun way! You will get to know each person in 5 minutes or less. Bring your business cards! Doors close & orientation starts at 1:10 p.m. RSVP required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rowan-county-chamber-of-commerce-speed-networking-tickets-10765410633


    -1 p.m., Linked IN For Business, A strong presence on LinkedIn is a must for all businesses and business people! Tracey Browning (CEO of Outreach Strategic Marketing) will share how you can get found, stand out and connect with your ideal client or business connection on the #1 business network in the world. RSVP required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/trade-show-seminar-linked-in-for-your-business-tickets-10894837753


    The Trade Show (11 a.m. – 4 p.m.) is open to the public with over 70 exhibitors, free admission, free parking and great door prizes.