My Journey to the Santa Barbara Business Expo
Just last year, I was attending the Santa Barbara Business Expo for the very first time as an entrepreneur. I remember being inspired by the marketing information I was getting from the keynote speakers. They made me want to run home and start implementing their tips. I also got to meet many new entrepreneurs in Santa Barbara and I even scheduled a couple sales meetings when I was there.
It seems like such a whirlwind to be attending the Expo this year as a speaker and exhibitor. This is a whole new experience for me that I'm embracing. I'm so excited to see people's reaction to The Food Marketer and possibly learn more about the needs of my ideal clients.
I'm also very much looking forward to catching up with the businesses I've worked closely with over the last year, namely: LegalShield, Ameravant Web Design Studio and Adam's Printing & Graphics. There are also many more features to this event that I want you, small business owner, to know about. If you're interested in attending this year's Santa Barbara Business Expo, read on for information about what you can expect at one of the best networking events in Santa Barbara.
Support the American Cancer Society
After losing my grandmother last year to uterine cancer, I realized how scary and common cancer is. It can happen to anyone and ultimately those who are affected need our support to stay strong, and hopefully make it out on the other side. I am so happy the Expo will be supporting the American Cancer Society this year. The proceeds will not be going to research, but instead to something more tangible, cancer patient services. A portion of the event proceeds will go to the ongoing patient services the American Cancer Society provides including transportation, counseling, hair and makeup services and more!
One of my favorite parts about SBBE is hearing the keynote speakers. I’m looking forward to gaining insightful knowledge through the experience of these phenomenal and brilliant women.
I met Tonya at the Path to Profit back in December 2015. I was immediately captivated by her energy, willingness to put it all out there, and help all of us become better public speakers. I was even able to speak directly to Tonya after the weekend about how I wanted to speak more and she graciously directed me on what I could speak about. I still have a ways to go in perfecting my public speaking skills, and I know I can count on Tonya to give me some new information about public speaking that I've never considered before.
This woman is amazing; she started a software company at the age of 19, now Tracy is a world-renowned speaker and online marketing and social media expert. Tracy speaks my language and I cannot wait to see what new wisdom she will generously bestow upon me in terms of improving a company's online presence.
Being someone who sometimes says "Yes" to everyone except for myself, makes me very attracted to Cathy's "Yes I Can" message and movement. When Cathy came up with the "Yes I Can" mindset, her first goal was to lose 75 lbs. and with great enthusiasm and drive, she achieved this goal. From there, that propelled her to make more "Yes I Can" goals. I cannot wait to see how I can do a better job of putting myself first using her coaching methods.
I also wanted to take this opportunity to give a shout out to my fellow breakout speakers, who will also be giving the attendees some fantastic information about employee relationships and email etiquette during the 11 o'clock hour tomorrow morning.
Patrick Ebright of Dale Carnegie Training will be speaking about Leadership Tools for Great Employee Relationships.
Michael Bayouth of Bayouth productions, will speak on E-mail and E-Etiquette in Today's Business World.
I will be speaking about the real reason why your business should utilize social media and how to track your social media return on investment.
Why you may need our services
- Are you currently looking to take your marketing to the next level.
- Are you confused about the changing landscape of digital marketing and want some education on how your company could be utilizing digital marketing tools to better position your business for succes
- Feeling overwhelmed at work and are looking for someone to assist you with your marketing.
- Are you looking to refresh the look of your business's online presence.
- Want to feel inspired by your business again.
- Just want to chat about Instagram's new algorithm.
If any of the statements above resonated with you, then please stop by The Food Marketer table tomorrow. I look forward to hearing more about your business and getting the chance to explain more about the extensive services my digital marketing company can provide your small business.
Goodies at the The Food Marketer Table
Here are some goodies you can expect to receive when you stop by our table tomorrow.
- Pick up our resource sheet to jump-start your digital marketing by using marketing tools only the pros know about!
- Grab a "blog fortune" fortune cookie from our table.
- Enter to win a complimentary business digital marketing analysis. We'll look at everything your company is doing online to promote your business. We'll let you know what we think is working and what you could improve on. This analysis is valued at $500! And the great news is we're picking three winners! Drop your business card at our table to possibly win!
Watch a Video About the Expo
If you're like me, I am way more likely to attend an event if I see a video explaining the benefits the event will have on my business. To get a glimpse of what more to expect at the Expo, watch the video below.
About the Founders of the Santa Barbara Business Expo
Gino and Sandy Goe co-founded the Annual Santa Barbara Business Expo (SBBE) - an interactive business convention that serves as a dynamic venue to help business owners connect, learn, and network with the people and resources that can positively impact business growth. It is an exclusive event produced BY local business owners FOR business owners.
Are you ready to transform your business and see new possibilities through new eyes? Then this event is for you. Hope to see all of you bright and early tomorrow.