Business owners, September is traditionally the busiest month of the networking year. This year is no exception with a host of networking events designed for new entrepreneurs to education opportunities for Philadelphians to resources for non-profits. The list starts with:
Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013 6pm-9pm - "Using Social Media to Connect and Strengthen Local Communities" All politics might be local, but what tools can you use to change your community and communicate more effectively with your neighbors? How can we use social media to strengthen a community and effect change? Our next Philly Net Tuesday will feature organizations that use social media to do just that. RSVP @ https://www.facebook.com/events/181826098664608/
Tuesday, September 10th, 2013 12pm-2pm - Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses gives entrepreneurs valuable skills for growing their business, the opportunity to access financial capital, powerful networking and more. Entrepreneurs use their own business as a case study in the program and develop a customized plan for growth—with the advice and support of their peers. Participants receive one-on-one business coaching as well as expert advice and technical assistance through partnerships with business organizations, professional services firms and the people of Goldman Sachs. RSVP @ http://10ksmallbiz.eventbrite.com/
Saturday, September 14th, 2013 9am - 2pm - Keys to doing business with the city. Engage with a number of city agencies about contract opportunities, network with other business owners, and learn about Philadelphia organizations that provide invaluable information on starting and maintaining a successful business. St. Joseph's Preparatory School 1733 W. Girard Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19130 RSVP @ http://afamb2b.eventbrite.com/
Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 4:30pm-7:30pm 2013 Best Places to Work Awards/4th Annual Small Business Expo. For the first time ever, Philadelphia Business Journal opens its awards program to the general public AND combines the awards with the annual Small Business Expo for your ONE STOP NETWORKING SHOP.
Where: Wells Fargo Center 3601 S. Broad Street Philadelphia PA 19148 Suggested Dress: Business
RSVP @ http://www.bizjournals.com/philadelphia/event/81641
Friday, September 20th, 2013 8am - 10am - Ladies, join co-leaders Laura Roane and Tara Colquitt for the monthly meeting. Following networking time and individual introductions, they will have a round table discussion. Topic: "Back to School: How does your business 'educate' your prospective client?" More importantly, does it tell people who you are or what you do. Please bring 20 business cards and your 30 second commercial. Learn more @ https://www.facebook.com/events/102209759965363/
Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 9:30am - 11:30am - Engaging Families, Schools, and Community Partners presented by the Out of School Time Resource Center at the University of Pennsylvania in conjunction with United Way. RSVP for this FREE event @ https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Sep24PNM
Saturday, September 28th, 2013 9:30am - Sickle Cell 5k Run/Walk at the Please Touch Museum. Join the non-profit organization Educated Sistas' to support this great cause. Register @ http://www.firstgiving.com/sicklecellphiladelphia/16thannualscd5kwalkrun join team Educated Sistas'
Sunday September 29, 2013 4pm - 7pm Women Supporting Women Free Networking Event at OMART Training 836 North 3rd Street in Northern Liberties with Guest Speaker: Naketa Thigpen
Sunday, September 29th, 2013 3pm - 6pm "Newman Networks/The Credit Woman 4th Annual Business Technology Expo" at Chaminoux Mansion. There will be five technology centers designed to grow your business. Don't miss a presentation on the low cost accounting system to help you stay accountable to the financial goals, a Customer Relationship Management system for "fortune is in the IMMEDIATE followup", how to stay top of mind with E-mail Marketing and business financing matchmaking with http://www.lendio.com. RSVP @ http://customappreciate.eventbee.com
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Monday, October 14th, 2013 6:30pm - 8:00pm "Calling All Female Entrepreneurs" This series is designed to inform and educate entrepreneurs on real life issues that directly affect their success. Three major components are: an Accounting System, a Marketing/Networking System and great personal Credit. The hosts, Tara Colquitt and Nicole Newman, have been working together for years and successfully growing businesses with systems to allow business owners to manage their time. Time Management is an essential skill in business and another layer of new responsibilities (marketing, accounting, making product/service, staff ) have been added to the already busy lifestyle. RSVP @ http://callingallentrepreneurs2.eventbrite.com to grab one of the 12 remaining spots.