Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Getting Ready for SMB Nation

I'm in Vegas this week for Comptia's Breakaway. And I'm getting ready to go to . . . Vegas in October for SMB Nation!

Our big all-day pre-day seminar is selling well.

Thank you all very much.

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Anyway, so here's what I did this morning to get ready for SMB Nation:

- Posted an ad for a web development intern. We need this for several reasons, but the most important one is to build the online community web site for owners of The Network Migration Workbook.

This person will also do some overhauls of existing web sites. Relax Focus Succeed needs to be on a CMS platform. That way we can load up more information, organize it better, and everything will be easier to find.

SMB Books also needs to move to CMS.

We're going with Joomla for all of these.

- Ordered the Prize Wheel. Hey, we're going to be in Vegas, baby! So the SMB Books booth at SMB Nation will have a spinning prize wheel.

Not 100% sure what we'll give away. What do you think of leftover ducks?

Seriously, we'll probably give away discounts and some free books. Don't know how to estimate traffic, so I don't want to haul a bunch of books and then have to ship them back.

We might just have someone go run around to all the other vendor booths, collect their give-aways, and then give them away ourselves with the prize wheel. We'll call it a green initiative since we'll be recycling swag.

If you have other ideas, let us know.

SMB Nation will be great this year. If you haven't signed up yet, get a super deal from SMBTN. See Jim Locke's Blog at http://smbtn.wordpress.com/2009/08/03/attend-smb-nation-fall-2009-for-399/ to get in at $399.

Then go sign up for our pre-day event.

Everybody wins!

See ya here.

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