A Successful Entrepreneurs Seminar: Turning Your Passion to Profit 2011

Welcome: Turning Your Passion to Profit 2011 - SBDC FGCUA wonderful inspiring event for any aspiring entrepreneur with great presentations as well as great discussions during breaks. 

The first pictures were online directly uploaded through WordPress Android application from the floor of the Mini-Tradeshow and posted on Twitter. 

More pictures where shot by the designated event photographers, SWFL-Online Video, who also provided video coverage. We are looking forward to this year’s highlights on YouTube! 

The company with the most retweets, apart from Pauli Systems was Dax Enterprises. President Kena Yoke also share information about the event on Facebook and Sue Haberkorn took on LinkedIn and created the Event on Facebook. 


Over the course of the following weeks we will publish session material and more pictures. and a comprehensive look at what all goes into an online event marketing strategy and implementation. For now bookmark the site: “Turning Your Passion to Profit” – 3rd Annual Entrepreneurs Seminar & Mini Tradeshow  and sign-up for updates via e-mail notification so you don’t miss any announcement. 


And here, all in character, the thank you tweet, using Embedly’s API for rich snippets.




SBDC Social Media Bootcamp Open for Registration

Social Media Bootcamp: How to use Social Media to Increase Traffic to your Website?

Presented & Hosted by Small Business Development Center & Relevanza, Inc

Register here
 Saturdays March 3rd, 10th and 17th – 9am-12 (noon)

Florida Gulf Coast University, Lutgert Hall, Room 1203

Social Media Bootcamp

It’s time to go social!  Are you taking advantage of Social Media?  Is your website ready for Social Media? Will it help you reach and grow your audience? The power of Social Media allows users the opportunity to create/communicate with an online community to work for you, to increase traffic to your site. Although each social network has it’s own ways to display information and rules to engage with your audience, once you are past the mechanics and past setting up the space,you will be able to streamline publishing and interact with your followers.

This three-part course will teach you how to set-up your profiles to maximize search engine visibility and connect the profiles to your website. After this course, you will know how to make your website ready for the 21st century and increase search engine ranking. You will also learn how to publish and broadcast to the networks and how to listen to the influencers in your field and grow your network and interaction with the audience.  A large part of the course will be hands-on and discussing case studies for various industries of successful ongoing blend of social networks with lead generation. The networks covered will be: Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr.

When: Fridays –  Jan 13 + 20+ 27, 2012 (Time: 3pm to 6pm)

Where: FGCU Renaissance Academy, Naples

Register here

2011 ORBIT Schedule and Topics: Join us! For Free!

Save the dates!

January 27th – How to setup and manage a WordPress website

February 24th –  Tips on how to create an eNewsletter and measure its impact

March 31st – What are the differences between a website, blog, and Facebook page?


Register for ORBIT: Online Roundtable for Business Owners on Internet Technology
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We know you have technology issues and questions.  Everyone does!  And, we also know that you may not have access to the people and resources who can answer those questions and resolve those issues.  That’s why we’d like to invite you to our monthly online business owners’ roundtable, ORBIT, designed to help small businesses like yours blast their online presence into the future.  Please join us!



Held the last Thursday of every month, from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm, ORBIT provides a fun, informal and congenial online forum for business owners  to openly discuss any and all web and technology-related issues specific to their small business. Bring your questions and you’ll receive concrete feedback on how to make the web work better for you, and create a web presence that rocks!


PC/handshake image courtesy of www.rhythmeering.com.