Julie Cole (Mabel's Labels) & Chris Farias (Kitestring)
We at Your Business is Now 2012 would love to send a very HUGE thank you to those who attended, spoke, sponsored, exhibited, produced, learned, laughed, networked… well you get the idea! Everyone who took part of this amazing event made it the success that it was.
The feedback has been so positive and we are glad that everyone gained so much from this event. Again thank you to our sponsors: Social Catalyst, Tradebank, Bizclip, Business Link, the Crowne Plaza Hotel, and Soundbox productions.
Here is a quick #YBIN twitter search – http://twitter.com/search?q=%23ybin&src=typd – some great feedback, tweets, pics, and YBIN friends!
If you haven’t already, we invite you to follow us on twitter to stay in touch (@yourbisisnow) .
Louie La Vella, Monica La Vella, Steve Welton
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! We are days away from the Your Business Is Now 2012 conference.
We are excited to announce that we have
7 (yes seven!) ZERO tickets remaining! If you have not purchased your conference/2day pass yet, NOW is the time to do that!
Click here right NOW and make sure you secure your seat http://ybin2012.eventbrite.com/
Remember, your ticket gives you access to two days of YBIN including the speed networking, cocktail reception, all keynotes and speakers, expo floor, breakfast, coffee breaks, and lunch included!
We are pleased to introduce two amazing individuals that will be speaking at the Your Business Is Now Conference 2012.
Julie Cole of Mabel’s Labels and Chris Farias of Kitestring Media. Both form Hamilton ON, these local speakers will be showcasing Personal versus Professional Branding.
” Your personal and professional brands can co-exist! In this captivating talk, Julie and Chris explain how personal and professional brands can help each other and how they can hurt each other.”
Your Business Is Now – Conference and Expo
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hamilton Ontario, October 12-13 2012
TICKETS RELEASED TODAY! Get you early bird tickets now!
Speed network with entrepreneurs and companies and prepare to immerse yourself in conversations about your business NOW. Learn from panel discussions, keynotes and amazing speakers about the ways you can start using today’s tools, trends and technology for your business or brand.
This awesome 2-day event ticket includes meals, coffee, snacks, swag and more! Want more info? Click here to see what we are all about!
YBIN is excited to announce our latest speaker, Joe Toth of Tradebank Canada.
Joe leads a team of Trade Experts that educate thousands of businesses on how to use barter as a tool to liquidate inventory, fill down time, increase market share and ultimately keep cash in the bank. He is currently focused on developing tools to help businesses connect with each other across Canada and deal exclusively through barter.
It is his personal mission to help you grow, be innovative and think more creativity when it comes to the traditional business landscape.
He can be found on twitter @tradebankjoe or @tradebankcanada
After working in the search engine industry for 11 years, Jim Rudnick is now sharing his extensive knowledge and skills to help others get noticed on the world wide web. With his passion for Search he’s focused on launching others to the top of SEO rankings. Jim has earned the reputation of being an SEO specialist in Canada.
Jim brings his hands on experience with the newly defined LOCAL Place Search opportunities. You’ll be learning from Jim as he shares specific tips on how businesses, entrepreneurs can earn their “place” on these platforms and get the attention they deserve from those searching online.
Jim’s presentation will offer up tangible strategies and take-a-ways that work to generate fresh and innovative Search Engine Rankings. You can also expect to be entertained by Jim from what we hear. We’re glad he’s sharing with us at the Your Business Is Now Conference.
Phi R. Schmidt is the lead strategist at The Project Shaman, leveraging and implementing best practices for business, life and online marketing (from video to mobile).
After an incredible near-death experience, Phi’s ambition transitioned from being a lead visual effects artist to building his own success story as a self-made entrepreneur.
Today he shares his experience educating and servicing clients worldwide on how to 80/20 their strategy, achieve their dreams and get it done!
We’re excited to have Phi Schmidt joining us and sharing with those in attendance at the Your Business Is Now Hamilton Conference.
Be sure to check out The Project Shaman for more on what Phi is up to.
Foursquare, Gowalla, Facebook Deals, Groupon – the list seems to grow by the week. For businesses, it can be an overwhelming task to understand and keep up. All of these platforms are part of what the industry refers to as Location Based Services. Wikipedia defines them as an information and entertainment service, accessible with mobile devices through the mobile network and utilizing the ability to make use of the geographical position of the mobile device.
The reality is that it’s much more. Simply put, any form of marketing media (print, radio, TV, billboard, social media, digital, etc.) that has the ability to impact a potential consumer in a specific place is location-based.
For businesses in particular, be it retailers, manufacturers or financial institutions this much broader definition is extremely relevant as local is indeed the game changer. Most businesses don’t sell beyond their local market, so using location-specific tools is an ideal way to engage with potential customers.
This session will get you started on the path to realizing a broader, more than mobile location-based world.
With so many great local businesses right here in Hamilton we know those of you in attendance at the Your Business Is Now Conference will be racing to apply the ideas shared from Asif Khan to drive success through the doors.
Check out more from Asif by following him on Twitter @AsifRKhan
We are excited to announce our first Keynote, Amber MacArthur!
Amber Mac is at the forefront of the digital revolution, helping companies implement a fullyintegrated digital strategy–from leadership to marketing to customer service and beyond.
Amber is a consultant, TV host, and bestselling author. Since working as a strategist at Razorfish-San Francisco in the late ’90s, she has chronicled and enabled the growth of social media as a force for improving business and community.
Now, she takes an even bigger picture approach to show how thoroughly digital tools have changed the nature of work, and the landscape of business.
She can be found on Twitter @AmberMac