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Thursday, October 25
 

9:00am

SMALL BUSINESS EXPO Exhibitor Hall Opens
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Thursday October 25, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
San Diego Convention Center 111 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101

9:30am

Connect and Grow with the USPS® - Presented By: USPS
The U.S. Postal Service is enhancing the mail experience with Informed Delivery.  In today’s Omni-Channel world, consumers face a variety of marketing channels. Informed Delivery is a new and exciting consumer-facing feature integrates hardcopy mail and digital marketing, offering an omni-channel marketing approach to meet consumer demands. We would also like to introduce an end to end solution to help your business grow through targeted every door direct mail EDDM®.  Learn how to drive consumer response with digital interactive content and direct mail from an online expert. Start a Small Business Campaign today.  Grow your business through the USPS.  www.usps.com/smallbusiness
1.           Informed Delivery – 10 minutes
2.           USPS Shipping – 10 minutes
3.           International – 10 minutes
4.           EDDM (Every Door Direct Mail) – 10 minutes

Speakers
avatar for Gerald Porter

Gerald Porter

USPS®
After his 21 year naval career, Gerald joined the USPS as a letter carrier. He transferred to the MLS plant as a mailhandler, gaining experience by working every tour. He accepted the opportunity to become a supervisor trainee (204B), and was soon supervising every type of processing... Read More →
avatar for Michael Taitingfong

Michael Taitingfong

USPS®
Born in National City, Michael began his Postal career in June of 2006 as a Letter Carrier for the San Diego Downtown Station. The San Diego native garnered expertise by carrying mail for the San Diego City areas of Downtown, Encanto and Golden Hills, with a brief time spent working... Read More →


Thursday October 25, 2018 9:30am - 10:15am
Booth 328

10:00am

Small Business Roundtables
Organized Networking! 
Connect with peers in your industry or in other industries during the Small Business Roundtables to network and build new business relationships. Perhaps, you are looking for a new Banker, Web Developer, Lawyer, SEO company or someone else? Attend any of these organized Small Business Roundtable times to find and meet new people in various industries that you are looking for. Just show up at a scheduled Roundtable time and grab a seat at your Industry's color coded table and then feel free to move around to other tables as well.  This is a fabulous way to meet a lot of new people in a short period of time.  Bring lots of business cards & remember to attend your own Industry's Roundtable as well so that people can find you. Small Business Roundtables are FREE to attend. Please refer to your Program for the full schedule. 

Thursday October 25, 2018 10:00am - 10:30am
Get Dotted Industry Connection

10:15am

The Power of the Inbox - Tips for Successful Email Marketing - Presented By Constant Contact
Can email marketing work for your business? Yes, it can.

Even if you don’t consider yourself a marketer, you’ll leave with a plan of tested tips to effectively market your business with email.

This powerful presentation takes you step-by-step through the five keys to effective email marketing to deliver real results for your business.  

You’ll find out:
  • How to create an email marketing plan that really works
  • How to drive action with the seven essential elements of email design
  • The simple, persuasive formula that works in any marketing email
  • How to see the impact email marketing is having on your business or nonprofit
  • How to grow a healthy and engaged contact list  

Speakers
avatar for Dave Charest

Dave Charest

Constant Contact
Dave and his team at Constant Contact are on a mission to help small businesses do more business with email marketing. With over ten years experience, Dave teaches simple, step-by-step plans to build customer relationships and grow with email marketing.


Thursday October 25, 2018 10:15am - 11:00am
Booth 212

10:30am

Speed Networking Session 1
In these fast-paced and fun 45 minute speed networking sessions, you will meet one-on-one with various small business professionals.  Every three minutes the buzzer goes off and you switch tables to meet with the next person. This is a great way to network and cultivate many new business relationships in a short period of time.


Thursday October 25, 2018 10:30am - 11:15am
Speed Networking

10:30am

MAIN STAGE: Reach Customers Online with Google - Presented By Google
Learn how customers find your business online and how to promote your online presence using search engine optimization (SEO) and online advertising. We’ll also introduce tools that will help you run your business online, including Google Analytics and Trends. 

Speakers

Thursday October 25, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Main Stage

10:30am

Connect and Grow with the USPS® - Presented By: USPS
The U.S. Postal Service is enhancing the mail experience with Informed Delivery.  In today’s Omni-Channel world, consumers face a variety of marketing channels. Informed Delivery is a new and exciting consumer-facing feature integrates hardcopy mail and digital marketing, offering an omni-channel marketing approach to meet consumer demands. We would also like to introduce an end to end solution to help your business grow through targeted every door direct mail EDDM®.  Learn how to drive consumer response with digital interactive content and direct mail from an online expert. Start a Small Business Campaign today.  Grow your business through the USPS.  www.usps.com/smallbusiness
1.           Informed Delivery – 10 minutes
2.           USPS Shipping – 10 minutes
3.           International – 10 minutes
4.           EDDM (Every Door Direct Mail) – 10 minutes

Speakers
avatar for Gerald Porter

Gerald Porter

USPS®
After his 21 year naval career, Gerald joined the USPS as a letter carrier. He transferred to the MLS plant as a mailhandler, gaining experience by working every tour. He accepted the opportunity to become a supervisor trainee (204B), and was soon supervising every type of processing... Read More →
avatar for Michael Taitingfong

Michael Taitingfong

USPS®
Born in National City, Michael began his Postal career in June of 2006 as a Letter Carrier for the San Diego Downtown Station. The San Diego native garnered expertise by carrying mail for the San Diego City areas of Downtown, Encanto and Golden Hills, with a brief time spent working... Read More →


Thursday October 25, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
Booth 328

11:00am

Small Business Roundtables
Organized Networking! 
Connect with peers in your industry or in other industries during the Small Business Roundtables to network and build new business relationships. Perhaps, you are looking for a new Banker, Web Developer, Lawyer, SEO company or someone else? Attend any of these organized Small Business Roundtable times to find and meet new people in various industries that you are looking for. Just show up at a scheduled Roundtable time and grab a seat at your Industry's color coded table and then feel free to move around to other tables as well.  This is a fabulous way to meet a lot of new people in a short period of time.  Bring lots of business cards & remember to attend your own Industry's Roundtable as well so that people can find you. Small Business Roundtables are FREE to attend. Please refer to your Program for the full schedule. 

Thursday October 25, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am
Get Dotted Industry Connection

11:15am

Get New and Repeat Business on Autopilot with Email Marketing - Presented By Constant Contact
Your business thrives on bringing in sales from new and existing customers. Wouldn’t it be great if you could bring in those sales more frequently without having to spend a lot of time doing so? We’ll show you some simple ways to repeatedly reach customers with email marketing.

In this session you’ll learn:
  • How to turn more website visitors into new email contacts
  • How to automate timely engagement with new contacts
  • How to do more business by sending more relevant emails 

Speakers
avatar for Dave Charest

Dave Charest

Constant Contact
Dave and his team at Constant Contact are on a mission to help small businesses do more business with email marketing. With over ten years experience, Dave teaches simple, step-by-step plans to build customer relationships and grow with email marketing.


Thursday October 25, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
Booth 212

11:30am

Speed Networking Session 2
In these fast-paced and fun 45 minute speed networking sessions, you will meet one-on-one with various small business professionals.  Every three minutes the buzzer goes off and you switch tables to meet with the next person. This is a great way to network and cultivate many new business relationships in a short period of time.


Thursday October 25, 2018 11:30am - 12:15pm
Speed Networking

11:30am

Connect and Grow with the USPS® - Presented By: USPS
The U.S. Postal Service is enhancing the mail experience with Informed Delivery.  In today’s Omni-Channel world, consumers face a variety of marketing channels. Informed Delivery is a new and exciting consumer-facing feature integrates hardcopy mail and digital marketing, offering an omni-channel marketing approach to meet consumer demands. We would also like to introduce an end to end solution to help your business grow through targeted every door direct mail EDDM®.  Learn how to drive consumer response with digital interactive content and direct mail from an online expert. Start a Small Business Campaign today.  Grow your business through the USPS.  www.usps.com/smallbusiness
1.           Informed Delivery – 10 minutes
2.           USPS Shipping – 10 minutes
3.           International – 10 minutes
4.           EDDM (Every Door Direct Mail) – 10 minutes

Speakers
avatar for Gerald Porter

Gerald Porter

USPS®
After his 21 year naval career, Gerald joined the USPS as a letter carrier. He transferred to the MLS plant as a mailhandler, gaining experience by working every tour. He accepted the opportunity to become a supervisor trainee (204B), and was soon supervising every type of processing... Read More →
avatar for Michael Taitingfong

Michael Taitingfong

USPS®
Born in National City, Michael began his Postal career in June of 2006 as a Letter Carrier for the San Diego Downtown Station. The San Diego native garnered expertise by carrying mail for the San Diego City areas of Downtown, Encanto and Golden Hills, with a brief time spent working... Read More →


Thursday October 25, 2018 11:30am - 12:45pm
Booth 328

12:00pm

Small Business Roundtables
Organized Networking! 
Connect with peers in your industry or in other industries during the Small Business Roundtables to network and build new business relationships. Perhaps, you are looking for a new Banker, Web Developer, Lawyer, SEO company or someone else? Attend any of these organized Small Business Roundtable times to find and meet new people in various industries that you are looking for. Just show up at a scheduled Roundtable time and grab a seat at your Industry's color coded table and then feel free to move around to other tables as well.  This is a fabulous way to meet a lot of new people in a short period of time.  Bring lots of business cards & remember to attend your own Industry's Roundtable as well so that people can find you. Small Business Roundtables are FREE to attend. Please refer to your Program for the full schedule. 

Thursday October 25, 2018 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Get Dotted Industry Connection

12:30pm

Speed Networking Session 3
In these fast-paced and fun 45 minute speed networking sessions, you will meet one-on-one with various small business professionals.  Every three minutes the buzzer goes off and you switch tables to meet with the next person. This is a great way to network and cultivate many new business relationships in a short period of time.


Thursday October 25, 2018 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Speed Networking

1:00pm

Small Business Roundtables
Organized Networking! 
Connect with peers in your industry or in other industries during the Small Business Roundtables to network and build new business relationships. Perhaps, you are looking for a new Banker, Web Developer, Lawyer, SEO company or someone else? Attend any of these organized Small Business Roundtable times to find and meet new people in various industries that you are looking for. Just show up at a scheduled Roundtable time and grab a seat at your Industry's color coded table and then feel free to move around to other tables as well.  This is a fabulous way to meet a lot of new people in a short period of time.  Bring lots of business cards & remember to attend your own Industry's Roundtable as well so that people can find you. Small Business Roundtables are FREE to attend. Please refer to your Program for the full schedule. 

Thursday October 25, 2018 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Get Dotted Industry Connection

1:00pm

The Power of the Inbox - Tips for Successful Email Marketing - Presented By Constant Contact
Can email marketing work for your business? Yes, it can.

Even if you don’t consider yourself a marketer, you’ll leave with a plan of tested tips to effectively market your business with email.

This powerful presentation takes you step-by-step through the five keys to effective email marketing to deliver real results for your business.  

You’ll find out:
  • How to create an email marketing plan that really works
  • How to drive action with the seven essential elements of email design
  • The simple, persuasive formula that works in any marketing email
  • How to see the impact email marketing is having on your business or nonprofit
  • How to grow a healthy and engaged contact list  

Speakers
avatar for Dave Charest

Dave Charest

Constant Contact
Dave and his team at Constant Contact are on a mission to help small businesses do more business with email marketing. With over ten years experience, Dave teaches simple, step-by-step plans to build customer relationships and grow with email marketing.


Thursday October 25, 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Booth 212

1:30pm

Speed Networking Session 4
In these fast-paced and fun 45 minute speed networking sessions, you will meet one-on-one with various small business professionals.  Every three minutes the buzzer goes off and you switch tables to meet with the next person. This is a great way to network and cultivate many new business relationships in a short period of time.


Thursday October 25, 2018 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Speed Networking

1:30pm

Connect and Grow with the USPS® - Presented By: USPS
The U.S. Postal Service is enhancing the mail experience with Informed Delivery.  In today’s Omni-Channel world, consumers face a variety of marketing channels. Informed Delivery is a new and exciting consumer-facing feature integrates hardcopy mail and digital marketing, offering an omni-channel marketing approach to meet consumer demands. We would also like to introduce an end to end solution to help your business grow through targeted every door direct mail EDDM®.  Learn how to drive consumer response with digital interactive content and direct mail from an online expert. Start a Small Business Campaign today.  Grow your business through the USPS.  www.usps.com/smallbusiness
1.           Informed Delivery – 10 minutes
2.           USPS Shipping – 10 minutes
3.           International – 10 minutes
4.           EDDM (Every Door Direct Mail) – 10 minutes

Speakers
avatar for Gerald Porter

Gerald Porter

USPS®
After his 21 year naval career, Gerald joined the USPS as a letter carrier. He transferred to the MLS plant as a mailhandler, gaining experience by working every tour. He accepted the opportunity to become a supervisor trainee (204B), and was soon supervising every type of processing... Read More →
avatar for Michael Taitingfong

Michael Taitingfong

USPS®
Born in National City, Michael began his Postal career in June of 2006 as a Letter Carrier for the San Diego Downtown Station. The San Diego native garnered expertise by carrying mail for the San Diego City areas of Downtown, Encanto and Golden Hills, with a brief time spent working... Read More →


Thursday October 25, 2018 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Booth 328

1:30pm

MAIN STAGE: Reach Customers Online with Google - Presented By Google
Learn how customers find your business online and how to promote your online presence using search engine optimization (SEO) and online advertising. We’ll also introduce tools that will help you run your business online, including Google Analytics and Trends. 

Speakers

Thursday October 25, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Main Stage

2:00pm

Small Business Roundtables
Organized Networking! 
Connect with peers in your industry or in other industries during the Small Business Roundtables to network and build new business relationships. Perhaps, you are looking for a new Banker, Web Developer, Lawyer, SEO company or someone else? Attend any of these organized Small Business Roundtable times to find and meet new people in various industries that you are looking for. Just show up at a scheduled Roundtable time and grab a seat at your Industry's color coded table and then feel free to move around to other tables as well.  This is a fabulous way to meet a lot of new people in a short period of time.  Bring lots of business cards & remember to attend your own Industry's Roundtable as well so that people can find you. Small Business Roundtables are FREE to attend. Please refer to your Program for the full schedule. 

Thursday October 25, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Get Dotted Industry Connection

2:00pm

Get New and Repeat Business on Autopilot with Email Marketing - Presented By Constant Contact
Your business thrives on bringing in sales from new and existing customers. Wouldn’t it be great if you could bring in those sales more frequently without having to spend a lot of time doing so? We’ll show you some simple ways to repeatedly reach customers with email marketing.

In this session you’ll learn:
  • How to turn more website visitors into new email contacts
  • How to automate timely engagement with new contacts
  • How to do more business by sending more relevant emails 

Speakers
avatar for Dave Charest

Dave Charest

Constant Contact
Dave and his team at Constant Contact are on a mission to help small businesses do more business with email marketing. With over ten years experience, Dave teaches simple, step-by-step plans to build customer relationships and grow with email marketing.


Thursday October 25, 2018 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Booth 212

2:30pm

Speed Networking Session 5
In these fast-paced and fun 45 minute speed networking sessions, you will meet one-on-one with various small business professionals.  Every three minutes the buzzer goes off and you switch tables to meet with the next person. This is a great way to network and cultivate many new business relationships in a short period of time.


Thursday October 25, 2018 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Speed Networking

2:30pm

Connect and Grow with the USPS® - Presented By: USPS
The U.S. Postal Service is enhancing the mail experience with Informed Delivery.  In today’s Omni-Channel world, consumers face a variety of marketing channels. Informed Delivery is a new and exciting consumer-facing feature integrates hardcopy mail and digital marketing, offering an omni-channel marketing approach to meet consumer demands. We would also like to introduce an end to end solution to help your business grow through targeted every door direct mail EDDM®.  Learn how to drive consumer response with digital interactive content and direct mail from an online expert. Start a Small Business Campaign today.  Grow your business through the USPS.  www.usps.com/smallbusiness
1.           Informed Delivery – 10 minutes
2.           USPS Shipping – 10 minutes
3.           International – 10 minutes
4.           EDDM (Every Door Direct Mail) – 10 minutes

Speakers
avatar for Gerald Porter

Gerald Porter

USPS®
After his 21 year naval career, Gerald joined the USPS as a letter carrier. He transferred to the MLS plant as a mailhandler, gaining experience by working every tour. He accepted the opportunity to become a supervisor trainee (204B), and was soon supervising every type of processing... Read More →
avatar for Michael Taitingfong

Michael Taitingfong

USPS®
Born in National City, Michael began his Postal career in June of 2006 as a Letter Carrier for the San Diego Downtown Station. The San Diego native garnered expertise by carrying mail for the San Diego City areas of Downtown, Encanto and Golden Hills, with a brief time spent working... Read More →


Thursday October 25, 2018 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Booth 328

3:00pm

Small Business Roundtables
Organized Networking! 
Connect with peers in your industry or in other industries during the Small Business Roundtables to network and build new business relationships. Perhaps, you are looking for a new Banker, Web Developer, Lawyer, SEO company or someone else? Attend any of these organized Small Business Roundtable times to find and meet new people in various industries that you are looking for. Just show up at a scheduled Roundtable time and grab a seat at your Industry's color coded table and then feel free to move around to other tables as well.  This is a fabulous way to meet a lot of new people in a short period of time.  Bring lots of business cards & remember to attend your own Industry's Roundtable as well so that people can find you. Small Business Roundtables are FREE to attend. Please refer to your Program for the full schedule. 

Thursday October 25, 2018 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Get Dotted Industry Connection

3:30pm

Speed Networking Session 6
In these fast-paced and fun 45 minute speed networking sessions, you will meet one-on-one with various small business professionals.  Every three minutes the buzzer goes off and you switch tables to meet with the next person. This is a great way to network and cultivate many new business relationships in a short period of time.


Thursday October 25, 2018 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Speed Networking

3:30pm

Connect and Grow with the USPS® - Presented By: USPS
The U.S. Postal Service is enhancing the mail experience with Informed Delivery.  In today’s Omni-Channel world, consumers face a variety of marketing channels. Informed Delivery is a new and exciting consumer-facing feature integrates hardcopy mail and digital marketing, offering an omni-channel marketing approach to meet consumer demands. We would also like to introduce an end to end solution to help your business grow through targeted every door direct mail EDDM®.  Learn how to drive consumer response with digital interactive content and direct mail from an online expert. Start a Small Business Campaign today.  Grow your business through the USPS.  www.usps.com/smallbusiness
1.           Informed Delivery – 10 minutes
2.           USPS Shipping – 10 minutes
3.           International – 10 minutes
4.           EDDM (Every Door Direct Mail) – 10 minutes

Speakers
avatar for Gerald Porter

Gerald Porter

USPS®
After his 21 year naval career, Gerald joined the USPS as a letter carrier. He transferred to the MLS plant as a mailhandler, gaining experience by working every tour. He accepted the opportunity to become a supervisor trainee (204B), and was soon supervising every type of processing... Read More →
avatar for Michael Taitingfong

Michael Taitingfong

USPS®
Born in National City, Michael began his Postal career in June of 2006 as a Letter Carrier for the San Diego Downtown Station. The San Diego native garnered expertise by carrying mail for the San Diego City areas of Downtown, Encanto and Golden Hills, with a brief time spent working... Read More →


Thursday October 25, 2018 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Booth 328

3:30pm

Beer & Biz Happy Hour
Enjoy complimentary beer during our Exclusive Happy Hour from 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM on the Exhibitor Floor (directly before our Final Main Stage Presentation). For our VIP Attendees (Gold, Platinum, Titanium & Exhibitor Badge Holders) there is a special VIP Bar just for you. (Upgrades available in the Registration Area). Drinks are first come, first served. Limited availability. You must be 21+ years of age to consume alcohol.

Thursday October 25, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
San Diego Convention Center 111 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
 


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