Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Tech Partnership for Small Business free seminar

Microsoft has joined with the U.S. Dept. of Commerce's Minority Business Development Agency and is hosting free tech seminars around the country, primarily for minority and women-owned businesses.

The next Chicago-area event is June 14, 2005 at 7 p.m. at the Westin River North.
I'll be out of town that day but I hope some of you will be able to go I've attended Microsoft-sponsored events in the past, and always find them generous in sharing information.

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Tuesday, June 07, 2005

E-Mail newsletters as marketing tool

I gave a talk this morning at The Glenview Chamber of Commerce. Our topic was effective searching beyond Google, and the value of e-mail newsletters as a marketing tool.

Like with any good business communication, the first rule is always: Have something to say.

Beyond that, anything goes. Sign up for my free newsletter by hitting the big blue Subscribe button at my web site You can always unsubscribe if you don't want to see it again.

What you'll find, though, is an example of a quick, consise efficient way to keep your name in front of clients and prospects, and the opportunity to share your knowledge. It takes only a few minutes once you choose the e-mail newsletter program you want to use. Most are free too. What better way to build business while you're on Summer vacation.


Helen Gallagher