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  First Leg Sponsors (2012-2013)      
   
  Concur helps you make the most of your time and saves you money by automating expense reporting, adapting to how you work and helping you manage your costs. Concur Small Business edition for iPhone, iPad, Android and BlackBerry makes it easy to capture receipts and submit expenses on-the-go.
   
   Cisco is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate.
   
  Constant Contact®, Inc. helps small businesses, associations, and nonprofits connect with their customers, clients, and members. We champion the needs of small organizations and provides them with an easy and affordable way to build successful, lasting customer relationships.
   
  The financial dashboard for small business that provides the picture of your financial performance like you've never seen before. This easy to use software improves your management capabilities in just 30 minutes per month - not complicated and no business finance experience needed!
   
  FreshBooks is planet Earth's leading online invoicing and bookkeeping service for small businesses. Since 2007, FreshBooks has helped over 4.5 million users track time, organize expenses and create invoices online. Start a free 30-day trial today at FreshBooks.com
   
 

Intuit's App Center provides an easy way to start, pay as you go, convenient and secure online access to applications integrated with QuickBooks. Corelytics, another sponsor on The Tour is the 2011 App Showcase Grand Prize Winner and a financial management app on the App Center.

   
  Micorsoft's Windows Azure platform is an open and flexible cloud platform supporting critical business applications like Corelytics Financial Dashboard making these powerful applications available to you anywhere you are. 
   
  AT&T Wireless for Small Business provides bundled savings, dedicated support and employee discounts exclusively for small business customers of wireless small business solutions. 

 

Get your business in the cloud today! Cloud9 Real Time is an Accredited Managed Service Provider licensed by both Intuit and Sage for Commercial Hosting and offering a customized, privately labeled all-in-one virtual office solution. Cloud9 Real Time offers QuickBooks hosting as well as custom virtual server creation.

   
 

Microsoft Office 365 is a secure, anywhere access to email and calendars, Office Web Apps, web conferencing, and file sharing. The easiest way for small businesses to work together.

   
  Best Western Business Advantage offers business travelers superior value, recognition and rewards with each stay. Get preferred room rates, exclusive Best Western Rewards perks, Elite-level recognition for travelers and reward points for business owners.
   
 

The Widener Group is the braintrust of Chris Widener, NY Times and Wall Street Journal Best-selling author and one of America's top authorities on leadership and influence. The Widener Group also helps companies develop their brand, image and message. Chris has served as a communications consultant to top CEO's, speakers and political candidates.

   
 

Varvid helps organizations of all sizes leverage their online presence with digital and social media by producing video testimonials, video case studies and branded marketing media.  Varvid’s work delivers messages in an authentic style, driving conversation and empowering clients to become ambassadors for themselves. Varvid has offered live-streaming event coverage for nearly a decade and recently pioneered video as a service, allowing businesses to access the power of Internet Delivered Video with customized solutions and remote editing services."

                                                                                                         
  Social networking services for events are critical to attendee satisfaction and engagement, and they provide exhibitors and sponsors with the opportunity for dialogue with attendees. Pathable's award-winning on-line community for events provides a private, branded conference community where attendees can meet, schedule meetings, and stay in contact before, during and after the event.
   
 

Our USA based team build custom websites for small business owners. And Rocketship makes it easy for you to update your site using our content management system. Our unique design process allows us to employ top-tier design talent and still only charge $995 for 100% unique, high quality website design.

   

Media  

                                                  As The Tour's Social Media Sponsor, HootSuite is the leading social media dashboard to manage and measure your social networks. With 3 million+ satisfied users, you can use HootSuite to manage multiple social profiles, schedule messages and tweets, track brand mentions and analyze social media traffic.   
   

Business Community    

  Ali Brown the visionary mentor to women entreprenuers is the CEO of Ali International, LLC and brings her unique thoughts on Small Business 3.0 and how to be an entreprenuer in today's small business environment.
   
  Small Business Today Magazine and Cruise & Hughes on The Small Business Today Show are helping educate, engage and inform small business owners.
   
  The Diva Toolbox is the premier destination for women in business to learn, grow and succeed. Its tagline (“Within you lies the ability to do anything. Find it!”) illustrates its mission is to empower, educate, and entertain women.
   
                         Hot100Business Association is an association of business leaders and professionals, working to accelerate profitable and sustainable growth of $1 million more.        
   
         Minding Your Business is a Seattle-based radio show broadcast live on 1300AM KKOL every Saturday from 1-2pm    
   
  My Turnstone provides small business owners with an affordable and exciting option for office furnature. Ask them how you can win a $25,000 office make-over!
   
  Marketing Edge offers new insights and practical advice detailing the importance of taking control of your organizations future with the Ultimate Small Business Marketing Toolkit.
   
  Franklin Moves your business, not just your stuff. They provide practical office move logistics to make sure your office move goes off without a hitch.
   
  SARACEN Sales & Communications dramatically improves your sales and communication performance by providing skilss training, tools and solutions to meet or exceed your desired results.
   
  The Price of Business with Kevin Price who is a syndicated columnist, award winning author, business talk radio personality and former aid to a member of the US Senate
   
  Triad Rewards is about connecting local business owners through events, local advertising, mobile web sites and SMS (text) marketing in the Triad of North Carolina.
   
  Get Noticed Guru helps small business owners use the power of social media to get their businesses noticed and attract more customers.
   
  The Smarter Home Office helps entrepreneurs make their home offices productive, professional and profitable.
   
  Manager Mechanics educates technical business owners and managers on how to be better, more effective managers of people.
   
  36ixty (pronounced “three-sixty”) is a branded professional services company that offers clients a cost-effective, single-source provider of high-value consulting, outsourcing, and learning solutions.
   
  Microsoft User Research - participate in a Microsoft User Research study, you become part of our development process. By helping us understand your needs and the way you use our products, you'll shape the future of technology.



In Collaboration With 

                              US Small Business Administration (SBA) - the voice of small business on Capitol Hill since it was created in 1976, the Office of Advocacy works to protect, strengthen and represent the interests of the nation's small businesses within the Federal Government.
           
  SCORE - a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship.

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