On Monday I will be on a panel for the Vancouver Board of Trade speaking on “Big Impact for Your Small Business.” It will be moderated by Paul Harris, Publisher of Business in Vancouver and Editorial Director for BC Operations, Glacier Media Group and my fellow panelists are Stephen Jagger of Reachd.com / Ubertor.com and Norman Stowe, Managing Partner, Pace Group.
Stephen Jagger will be talking about using the web and technology to amplify your small business and help you move into the big leagues.
Norman Stowe will be talking about how to effectively work with the media using PR and other tools.
I will be talking about how to build personal relationships that develop depth and credibility and in turn create an endless stream of referals for sales people and entrepreneurs.
Here’s the Board’s description of the event:
In today’s business climate, a small business can position themselves strategically to compete with some of the fastest growing companies in the world.
These experts offer clear guidelines and a wealth of information on how to make a big impact with your clients, raise your company’s profile, and use the power of technology to move your business ahead.
Focus your brand, communicate effectively, fine tune your online presence and your small business will not only succeed, but make a big impact.
It will be interesting to see how we contrast and overlap with our approaches. I know both Steve and I are big believers in using technology and the web but both of us use the tools a little differently. Norman Stowe’s events have involved people like the Dalai Lama and Bill Clinton and will have a very global view of branding and networking.
I have a couple of extra tickets for people who are not already members of the Vancouver Board of Trade. Drop me an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) this weekend with your name, telephone number and company info and I’ll hook you up (first come first serve).