Archives from 2012:

Thanks for a marvelous Wave 1 of our Tour!

Today we wrapped up the first wave of our tour with a great show in Long Beach and many, many requests for more cities.  We are currently assigning dates/cities to be posted soon and will let you know when we'll be in a city near you! 

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Over 200 Expected in Long Beach Today


LA is turning out to be a big show!  Lots of great speakers including Ali Brown will be anticipated by many.  Looking forward to a great show!  Don't forget to get your exec headshots taken this morning! 

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We're sparking interest in the media. Check out the news!

A lot of great coverage on the road!  Check out some of our media interviews! 

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3 Reasons Why Small Business is a Big Trend

The SBA (Small Business Administration) is hosting the National Small Business Week event in Washington DC this week. This has become an annual event to pay attention to because depending on which source you read, small businesses (less than 100 employees) employ upwards of 70% of the earth’s population.

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Press Release: Coming to Houston!

News is spreading about our Houston show.  Get the press release here.

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Seattle won our hearts, now onto Houston!

The panelists in Seattle today were brilliant.  Thanks for the interesting discussion and all the great involvement from those who came, tweeted, clapped, smiled for the camera, networked,  gave interviews, won prizes and those who joined in our streaming show.  Varvid is working on the on-demand videos and we will post them soon!  In the meantime, if you had your photos taken, be sure to download them from:  We hope you'll continue to connect in our online community. 

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We're on the Radio, Saturday 1300AM 1-2pm!

Tune your radio to 1300AM this Saturday's from 1-2pm PST or live stream on the Internet. Robbin Block hosts the Minding Your Business radio program in the Seattle area where she'll talk with The Tour’s featured business owners Mark Sandeno of Rocketship and Tony Lael of Corelytics who will be talking with Robbin about what it means to be a small business owner today and how they handle some of the challenges around growing their companies.

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One iPad drawing in each city! (thanks Cisco)

Book Appointments starting today!  Win an iPad when you book appointments in the Small Business Community.  For each Meeting scheduled, your name will be entered to win a drawing at the end of the Main Street session!  Start your profile and hook it up today to your existing social media profiles.  It's easy, fast and will help you make better connections at the show. 

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Watch for our TV ads

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You may see our ads on TV this week.  We'll be starting our commercial flight on Tuesday March 27 on CNN, ESPN, Discovery, FOX NC, Comedy Central & History Channel in the Seattle area. 

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Seattle Kicks off the Tour April 12th


Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue will be the first venue for the tour and is conveniently located adjacent to Interstate 405 at N.E. 6th Street and 112th Avenue N.E. in downtown Bellevue-just nine miles east of downtown Seattle. The most convenient off-ramp from I-405 is at NE 4th Street (Exit 13A).  

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An Economic Engine

We’ve heard that small businesses are the economic engine of the economy.

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The Backstory

You may have seen that this event was built BY small business FOR small business. 

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