Tuesday, March 31, 2009

A fix to social networking

So I find that all this social networking can get a bit overwhelming but I recently discovered a service that I think could be quite helpful for some folks.
It's called Ping

It let's you update all your social networking sites at one time or at least in one spot. I'm not sure if I will use it but I thought I'd pass it along as an idea to check out!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Crave Business Shop Symposium

The Crave Business Shop Symposium will be coming to Seattle on Monday, March 23rd. Kristen Rask, Andrea Porter and Megan Reardon will be representing the Grassroots Business Association at the lunchtime event. Jessie from Cakespy will also be among the speakers. To learn more about the day long symposium please visit Crave Business.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Creative Business Growth: A Workshop with Local Experts

Velocity Art and Design's The Lab is hosting an event which GBA committee members, Andrea Porter of Bluebottle and Kristen Rask of Schmancy will present a workshop about networking for small businesses.

March 19th from 6-8 pm


Velocity Art and Design , 251 Yale Ave N., Seattle WA, 98109

Cupcakes from Trophy cupcakes too! Yum!!

Guest Experts include:

Rory Martin: Rory has run web design and marketing firms for 12 years including http://www.rorymartin.com/. His area of expertise is growing small businesses with limited resources, web design, search engine optimization, and applying social media to business models.
Tracy Schneider: Currently a writer with the Seattle P-I and principal of her own marketing firm, Tracy specializes in unconventional marketing for businesses and non-profit organizations. Tracy will be discussing how to promote oneself and one’s company through traditional and non-traditional media.

Andrea Porter and Kristen Rask: Owners of Bluebottle Gallery and Schmancy, Andrea and Kristen are organizing members of the Grassroots Business Association. They will be talking about the GBA, their perspective as retailers, and how to become part of a supportive network of small businesses. They will also address other relevant topics to growing a retail business.