2013 Small Business Week
May 20-24, 2013
LEARN, NETWORK & GROW YOUR BUSINESS
We’re celebrating Small Business Week in the Lowcountry. Don’t miss a great opportunity to learn, network and grow!
Chamber Small Business Week acts as a one-stop toolkit for small business entrepreneurs with information on leadership development, sales & marketing, social media and more. Join us for a week of business events designed to help your small business grow.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR OUR SMALL BUSINESS WEEK EVENTS.
MONDAY: PORK IN THE PARKING LOT & MORE
11:30 A.M.-1:30 P.M.
Back by popular demand - Pork in the Parking Lot! Join us for this free member appreciation barbecue lunch and find out more about maximizing your chamber membership.
TUESDAY: MEDIA THAT IS SOCIAL
Colleton River Plantation
Workshop: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Are your social media efforts translating into success for your business? Bring your laptop or tablet for this hands-on class and learn the latest social media trends, media platforms and best practices. Lunch included.
TUESDAY: “GEEKS AFTER HOURS”
Colleton River Plantation
4:00 - 5:30 PM
Join us as a panel of social media experts lead a discussion in this inaugural new twist on "Business After Hours."
WEDNESDAY: SEMINAR SERIES FOR SUCCESS
9:00-9:45: BUILDING & RETAINING A WINNING TEAM
Speaker: Ron Kirby, Business Consulting & Leadership Development
9:45-10:30: THE 5 LEVELS OF LEADERSHIP
PROVEN STEPS TO MAXIMIZE YOUR POTENTIAL
Speaker: Dave Ferguson, John Maxwell Certified Coach, Speaker and Trainer
10:30-11:00: Q&A with Ron Kirby and Dave Ferguson
1:00-2:00: 5 WAYS TO INCREASE YOUR CUSTOMERS, SALES & PROFITABILITY
Speaker: Foster McCarl, Certified Business Coach, ActionCOACH
2:00-3:00: UNDERSTANDING THE REWARDS OF REFERRAL MARKETING Speaker: Ron Kirby, Area Director BNI, SC Lowcountry
WEDNESDAY: WINE & CHEESE MEMBER RECEPTION
Chamber’s Bluffton Office
4:30 – 6:00 PM
Stop by and enjoy a friendly "Wine and Cheese Member Appreciation Reception" with your chamber for some casual networking with business colleagues along with great wine! Enjoy wine samplings courtesy of Corks Wine Bar.
THURSDAY: SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARDS LUNCHEON
Country Club of Hilton Head
11:30 a.m. Registration, Noon – 1:30 p.m. Luncheon
These prestigious chamber awards will be presented during the luncheon, recognizing a Successful Start-up of the Year and Small Business of the Year. Keynote speaker James M. Wordsworth, chairman, Small Business Council for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, is a past winner of Chamber Business Person of the Year, and four-time winner of the national Good Neighbor Award.
For more information and registration for Chamber Small Business Week events, go to hiltonheadchamber.org. Advanced registration is required. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR OUR SMALL BUSINESS WEEK EVENTS.