June 23, 2015
The Small Business Albany Showcase is Wednesday, October 7 at the Holiday Inn and Conference Center on Rt 9 at 400 Old Loudon Road, Latham New York. The SBA Showcase is underwritten by The Daily Gazette, Albany Broadcasting and SEO Web Mechanics. The event features Speed Networking from 7:30a-8:30a and a full line up of exciting speakers and presenters from 9a to 5p. Admission to the SBA Showcase and all Seminars is free.
The schedule kicks off with The SBA Showcase Breakfast Meetup from 7:30a-8:30a. The Speed Networking Event is free to attend. Come grab a cup of coffee and network with area business owners, marketing experts, social media managers and marketing executives. From 8:30a-9a there is open networking with exhibitors in the Atrium Ballroom, with a meet and greet with all exhibitors. Find that perfect business to start up, join, network with or create a new customer relationship!
The seminar schedule runs 9a-5p and Seminars will run simultaneously across 5 conference rooms: Teleconference Room, Executive Boardroom, and Conf Rooms C, D & E. Opening remarks by The Daily Gazette will kick off followed by Overit Media at 9am in the Teleconference Room. Google Presents the Google Partners Digital Breakfast at 10am followed by Adwords Best Practices by Darcy Knapp, MBA of SEO Web Mechanics. The seminar schedule offers a variety of topics from Social Media to Disaster Recovery, Copyright and Accounting to Business Funding and includes a panel discussion with The Franchise Forum. There are enough activities and interesting seminars to keep the SMB owner busy all day.
“It is very exciting have both Google and Constant Contact presenting at the SBA Showcase this year” said Darcy Knapp, Chair person of the event, “The goal of the SBA Showcase is to bring together area business and help them to build their knowledge base and offer an exciting platform for networking and recruiting.”
Check out the full line up of seminars including a variety of topics help business succeed in the digital age. Including topics: Digital Advertising, Podcasting, App Development, Facebook & Facebook Advertising, LinkedIn and Youtube Marketing. Google Presents at 10a & Constant Contact presents at 1pm and there are businesses and recruiters ready to talk from their exhibit tables all day. Job seekers can find a variety of businesses recruiting at the show as well as seminars on choosing the right career path and interviewing skills.
Frank Dunne of FRANNET, the franchise opportunity experts said, “Participating in the SBA Showcase puts FRANNET in front of new potential franchise owners and helps to grow the FRANNET family of franchisors.” According to Dunne, “Many entrepreneurs find the fast track to franchise ownership through FRANNET and bringing a panel of franchisees to the event helps the potential new franchiser to make a better informed decision when starting up a business.”
The SBA Showcase features seminars for business owners and managers, all seminars are educational and information based. The conference offers a full day of sessions for business and job seekers across 5 rooms.
Free Public Admission
Go to Eventbrite for Google Seminar Pre-Registration (Seating is limited)
Small Business Exhibitors & Recruiter Tables and Seminar Space is available on a first in, first choice for placement on the floor plan and agenda.
The SBA Showcase features over Small Business 100 exhibitors, five seminar presenters every hour from 9a through 5p and the event is open to the public. Admission is free. Network and Help grow your local Small Businesses at the SBA Showcase.