Taking a break from the day-to-day and being exposed to the ideas and experiences of your peers stimulates the mind, rejuvinates the entrepreneurial spirit, and puts a fire in your ability to you get back to work with renewed vigor.

If you’re interested in

–Learning essential business skills,

–Discovering new ideas for your business

–Networking with service providers and other entrepreneurs, you’ll want to attend.

Enjoy a smaller, casual, relaxed atmosphere without all the pressure of running from venue to venue. You’ll learn innovative ideas and solutions for some of the top concerns facing small businesses in our new economy in 2009.

If you’re interested in stimulating discussions that will stoke your entrepreneurial fire — learn more here!

What is BizCamp?

BizCamp is an ad-hoc gathering born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment.

It’s an intense event with discussions, demos and interaction from participants. Sometimes referred to as an ‘un-conference’ it’s a break from the expensive, ‘pitch’-driven, cattle-herding events that have become all too common in the business world.

Rather – BizCamp is a participatory event.

Attendees help determine what presentations will be given — and even have the opportunity to present themselves. The presentations themselves are intimate affairs – small groups of 20-30 people. The sessions feature an open dialogue of questions, answers and -yes- even the occasional ‘I don’t know.’

By registering now, you’ll be given a voice in what each presenters will focus on. You’ll be included in pre-event surveys to help us home in on specific areas of interest, questions, and challenges you’d like experts to address during their sessions.

Areas of Focus / Topic Discussions

  • The Entrepreneurial Experience
  • Marketing for Small Business
  • Business Technology

Featured Speakers

Anita Campbell – CEO of Small Business Trends (Key Note Speaker)

Ivana Taylor – CEO and founder of DIY Marketers

Andrew Holland – CEO of EYEMG – Interactive Media Group / Founder of Gamesnake.com

Nathan Kievman – LinkedIn Strategist, Author LinkedSecrets.com

Brian Augsberger – SageRock, Incorporated, Web Site Traffic Specialist

Brian Layman– b5 Media Code Ninja, WordPress expert, Technology Evangalist @ OSC.

Staci J. Shelton – Social Communications & Relationship Strategist

Martin Schwartz – CEO of Executive insights of Ohio

…and more!

Event Schedule:

We’ve lined up a great group of speakers – each an expert in their field. Your participation in the discussion before the event will help determine the specific hands on workshops, panel discussion, and presentation topics. As we’ve get closer to the event we’ll post out the final detailed schedule, but the framework of activities follows:

Friday, April 17th

8am – 9am – Registration – Coffee & Contiental Breakfast

9am – 12:30 – Scheduled Speakers & Workshops

12:30-1:30pm – Catered Lunch (included with registration fee).

1:30 – 5pm – Scheduled Speakers

5:pm – 7pm – Happy Hour & Networking

Saturday:, April 18th

8am – 9am – Registration – Coffee & Contiental Breakfast

9am – 12:00 Scheduled Speakers & Workshops

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