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New Fashionista Shop Local Event on Sunday

on December 9 in Local Phoenix | 0 comments

Just found out about Thread from local designer friend Angela Johnson. It’s this Sunday at the Icehouse. Angela says: “This is a huge ’emerging designer’ shopping event in California and they have come to Phoenix for the first time. Come and do some Christmas shopping or just spoil yourself for the holidays. They are also giving away gift bags with goodies to the first 250 people and doing product giveaways all day to shoppers.” Insider Tip: Bring a gently used clothing item for a reduced entry fee of $5. Details at...

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The New Old Boys’ Club TweetUp #1

on August 10 in Local Phoenix | 8 comments

You’re invited to the first inaugural New Old Boys’ Club if you: 1. Need an alternative to a golf course for any reason (feel free to post why in the comments section). 2. Enjoy cigars and wine (or other libations). 3. Recognize that “one of the guys” doesn’t have to mean “guys” literally. 4. Want to relax and meet some people you may feel like you know (because of Twitter) or might want to get to know (in “reality”). 5. Don’t like large gatherings where people try to sell you crap or where people squeal. Also, you do not squeal. (Nod to a certain person who shall not be named unless he so desires.) This one will be on September 1 September 8 at 5p at Magnum’s in Phoenix – 731 E Union Hills Dr Suite B-10.  (Thank you @vettieroe and @andrewkfromaz for the tip). More about this place on Facebook for people who dig that sort of thing.  Feel free to post below if you’re coming.  Invite whoever you want, however you want.  Here’s a short link for email, etc.: http://tinyurl.com/37rysm2 My pledge to you: I will organize a New Old Boys’ Club gathering once a quarter somewhere that fulfills item #2 above, probably Magnum’s again if we like it.  You can always keep up-to-date with happenings by following me or checking the hashtag #newoldboysclub. Otherwise, see ya when I see...

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July Office Hours, Scottsdale

on July 25 in Local Phoenix, Small Business | 2 comments

You’re invited to another office hours . . . this time in Scottsdale!  I’ll be at the old Thomson NETg stomping grounds (well, ONE of them anyway), Jolta Java, on Wed. 7/28 from 3:30-5:30.   To learn more about office hours, check out the blog post on time management. As always, the agenda is open. Bring your burning questions about marketing, your professional expertise, or just a smile. I’m happy to discuss marketing strategies for small and microbusinesses, including the good, bad, and the ugly.  And I welcome the opportunity to learn about legal, human resources, accounting, technology, financial, sales, design, and business solutions that we can all benefit from across industries and business types!  (Note: This is an informal networking and discussion forum so please don’t come to peddle your wares or services.) This is an opportunity to get to know each other and broaden our perspectives and networks. If you’d like some dedicated time to discuss an issue or your strategy, let me know and we can make that happen before, during, or after office hours.  You are welcome to download my strategic planning discussion aid, The 50 Questions, in advance.  Feel free to post below if you’re coming (and feel free to include your twitter handle) or tweet me so we can keep an eye out for...

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July Office Hours, East

on July 19 in Local Phoenix | 1 comment

I’m hosting another office hours this month, this time in Mesa for the East Valley folks.  I’ve never been but will be camped out at Into the Bean (http://intothebean.com/index2.html) on Wed., July 21 from 3:30-5:30. The purpose is to connect with and network with small and microbusiness professionals in a casual environment, uncover synergies, and solve problems. You are invited to stop by and join in the conversation or just say hi!  To learn more about why I started office hours, check out my earlier blog post on time management.  As always, the agenda is open. Bring your burning questions about marketing, your professional expertise, or just a smile. Of course, I’ll bring to the table marketing strategies for small and microbusinesses, including the good, bad, and the ugly.  And I welcome the opportunity to learn about technology, financial, sales, design, and business solutions that we can all benefit from across industries and business types!  (Note: This is an informal networking and discussion forum so please don’t come to peddle your wares or services.) If you’d like some dedicated time to discuss an issue, let me know and we can make that happen before or after office hours. Post below if you’re coming (and feel free to include your twitter handle) so we can keep an eye out for you! Your friends, vendors, partners, clients, employees, staff, volunteers, interns, etc. are also welcome and you can spread the word via Twitter....

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July Office Hours, Central/West

on June 30 in Local Phoenix, Small Business | 0 comments

I’ll be holding open office hours on Wednesday, July 14 from 2:30-4 p.m. at Copper Star Coffee. (Here’s a map.)   You are invited to join in the conversation or just say hi!  To learn more about office hours, check out the blog post on time management. As always, the agenda is open. Bring your burning questions about marketing, your professional expertise, or just a smile. Of course, I’ll bring to the table marketing strategies for small and microbusinesses, including the good, bad, and the ugly.  And I welcome the opportunity to learn about technology, financial, sales, design, and business solutions that we can all benefit from across industries and business types!  (Note: This is an informal networking and discussion forum so please don’t come to peddle your wares or services.) If you’d like some dedicated time to discuss an issue, let me know and we can make that happen before or after office hours. Post below if you’re coming (and feel free to include your twitter handle) so we can keep an eye out for...

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