#140conf in New York City June 19th – 20th 2012 [Event]

This year the #140c will be hosted at the 92nd Street Y at 1395 Lexington Avenue in NYC.

The History of the #140conf

In its fourth year running, this conference has had no shortages of experts with a plethora of educational and trending information to provide attendees. Each year it simply gets better and better.

In 2009, #140conf hosted events in:

2011 found #140conf spreading even further across the globe with events held in more locations than before.

There have also been a number of #140conf Meetups which have taken place across the United States, and outside of the states including places like the UK, Kenya and Israel.

In addition, check out the writers panel from #140conf 2011 that featured Debre Eckerling from @WriteOnOnline, Jeanne V Bowerman @jeannevb and Tracey Jackson @traceyjackson4.

With many more impressive panels the 2011 #140conf was a rousing success. This year is shaping up to top them all.

Jeff Pulver Speaks

In April, 2012, Jeff Pulver shared a talk in Des Moines Iowa and he had some very compelling things to say about how we act and interact on our social networks. Are you YOU on your social networks? Are you who you think your friends and consumers think you should be? If you are anything but yourself you are not really connecting with those most important when it comes to marketing yourself or your brand. Jeff put it out there pretty well when he asked:

Are you you? Are you connecting to the person who you are? Are you true to yourself? If you Tweeted yourself would you talk back? Would you friend yourself?

I can relate to this as it is very similar to my previous article “Who are you?”

Societal communications are occurring now on a global level. Jeff reminds us that while the communication line is open, we have plenty of social media users who are more than happy to be brash, rude, insensitive, and that perhaps these people are being themselves. But we also have others who are the veritable shrinking violets, who are unlikely to ever be heard on a grand scale. And then we have our social leaders. Those whose Tweets and Status shares compel us, attract us. In most cases, those people have a strength we admire. Each of us have our own strengths when it comes to how we voice our feelings, how we communicate. In each of us is our true voice that when shared with the Twitterverse, or asserted on a Facebook status will have its own selling point, for those with a similar voice, opinions and assertions.

Inspire others whenever you can, because you can.

This Year’s #140conf NYC

The turnout for this year’s conference is expected to be attendees from 17 countries and 31 states.It is already expected to be the largest worldwide gather of entrepreneurs and professionals who are interested in the effects of real-time on people and businesses.

The focus will be on how the internet has the power to change lives and all attendees should expect to leave with a new outlook on how real-time interaction on the web can be used to grow your business or personal life, or even to do something intrinsically meaningful such as activism in charities you support. The options are almost endless.

The schedule is a fast paced and very unique one. It is the intention of the organizers to supply the perfect platform for as wide of a demographic as possible. Everyone is encouraged to share their thoughts or engage with attendees and speakers. Individual talks will be limited to ten minute excerpts and panel discussions will run for 10 to 15 minute sets.

Conference speakers will be arriving in NYC from all over the world. Speakers from the Pacific, South America, Europe, Asia, Canada and of course many from the United States.

Register Today to Be a Part of This Event

Interested in having your voice heard at a future #140conf event? We are always looking for new voices to introduce to our community. Just drop a note to Jeff Pulver. Interested in leveraging the influence of the #140conf NYC community? we are looking for companies interested in sponsoring this event.

The #140conf events –Tweetups, Conferences, Parties and Roadtrips – present an opportunity to consistently broaden your social media knowledge, whether for its own sake, or for application in communication, business, news, politics, philathropy or just about any other sphere. You always meet the most interesting and creative people at these events, and each time, Jeff’s mix of speakers,  their topics and perspective leave you substantially more informed and meaningfully inspired.

– Ian Aronovich – @GovtAuctions

Don’t miss this years @140conf #140conf in NYC!

Author:

@BasilPuglisi is the Executive Director and Publisher for Digital Brand Marketing Education (dbmei.com). Basil C. Puglisi is also the President of Puglisi Consulting Group, Inc. A Digital Brand Marketing Consultancy that manages professional and personal branding for Fortune 500 CEOs, Hedge Fund Managers and Small Business Owners.

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About Basil Puglisi

@BasilPuglisi is a Content Contributor and the Chairman of the Board for Digital Ethos. Basil C. Puglisi is also the Digital Marketing Manager for PMG Interactive. As the Digital Marketing Manager he provides oversight and support to Digital Campaigns, from Website Development to Search and Social Reach.

Obama Signs Bill for Crowd Funding [News]

President Barack Obama speaks to a joint sessi...

President Barack Obama speaks to a joint session of Congress regarding his jobs plan, the American Jobs Act (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

President Obama recently signed into law the Jumpstart Our Business Start-ups or JOBS Act. Noted as a game-changing bill, the JOBS Act is a bipartisan bill that aims to make it easier for start-up businesses to expand and hire more employees to help aid further the so far, very sluggish, US economic recovery.

This new bill will classify start-up businesses as emerging growth companies, allowing those business owners to rely on online investors who can help raise the vital start-up capital required. Sites like Kickstart offer a very similar format currently. Companies like this that allow users to raise money for start-up ventures will be able to sell up to $50 million in their own shares before being required to register with the SEC. The new bill also doubles their current limitation to now allow up to 1,000 shareholders.

During the bill signing ceremony, President Obama stated that  “One of the great things about America is that we’re a nation of doers. We think big, take risks and believe that anyone with a solid plan and a willingness to work hard can take even the most improbable idea and turn it into a solid business.” Obama signed into law the JOBS Act while flanked on both sides by Congress members as well as some of our nation’s top entrepreneurs. Many have taken this as an act proving that our politicians are beginning to better understand the role that entrepreneurs have to play in American economics.

How will this effect start-ups?

The JOBS Act is only an initial step in a much larger battle to make it easier for business entrepreneurs to create vital new business, expand their growth, hire work workers and create the economic growth our country is desperate for. It will help to increase capital formation as well as pave the way for other smaller businesses to gain more public visibility.

Start-ups will now be able to gain financing via crowd funding allowing those who participate to raise up to $1 million a year without having to do public offerings. That step currently requires state-by-state registrations that can cost business owners thousands of dollars. The hope is that this type of funding will begin to open up many more opportunities for necessary capital to begin flowing into our nation’s start-up businesses. In turn, new companies that can now create jobs will help to steer our economic perils back onto the right path that benefits each and every one of us.

Author:

@BasilPuglisi is the Executive Director and Publisher for Digital Brand Marketing Education (dbmei.com). Basil C. Puglisi is also the President of Puglisi Consulting Group, Inc. A Digital Brand Marketing Consultancy that manages professional and personal branding for Fortune 500 CEOs, Hedge Fund Managers and Small Business Owners.

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About Basil Puglisi

@BasilPuglisi is a Content Contributor and the Chairman of the Board for Digital Ethos. Basil C. Puglisi is also the Digital Marketing Manager for PMG Interactive. As the Digital Marketing Manager he provides oversight and support to Digital Campaigns, from Website Development to Search and Social Reach.

Venture Pitch 2012 [Event]

Thursday,  March 15th 2012
Leonard’s of Great Neck
555 Northern Boulevard
10:00AM – 3:00PM

Business owners should enjoy Venture Pitch, produced by Expos Your Business in partnership with Advantage Payroll Services and based on a concept by Ana Carill-Grumberg, Internet filmmaker to Deepak Chopra, Global.  It will feature a well-known panelist from the big hit ABC television series Shark Tank, Daymond John.  Joining Daymond will be Rob Basso, President of Advantage Payroll Services.

The panelist include Bruce Zutler of the Inventors Association of Manhattan as well as Luis Cuneo from IBM Global Diversity Business Leadership. Venture Pitch, produced by Expos Your Business in partnership with Advantage Payroll Services and based on a concept by Ana Carill-Grumberg, Internet filmmaker to Deepak Chopra, Global, will be a part of EXPOS Your Business and NY Multicultural Business Expo that will be taking place at Leonard’s of Great Neck.

Why Attend?

Shaping up to be a very exciting morning, Venture Pitch, produced by Expos Your Business in partnership with Advantage Payroll Services and based on a concept by Ana Carill-Grumberg, Internet filmmaker to Deepak Chopra, Global, will be filled with new ideas and businesses who are focused and competing to take their own operations to new levels. All competitors will be charged with convincing the panel of judges that their idea should win the top prize. Produced by Expos Your Business, Venture Pitch will be an enjoyable breakfast with some top-notch business marketer entertainment.

Business owners who are looking for new ways to market their products or services will be able to take part in this unique business expo that is focused on helping to stimulate local economies while still promoting appreciation and awareness of cultural diversities. The NY Multicultural Business Expo will be supply a rare opportunity for many individuals or businesses to network in one of the fastest growing elements of our business population, the multicultural market.

There will be sponsors and vendors from many nationalities that will be representing companies that are working to build their own customer bases to help increase their own personal circles of influence. Mark Neuwirt, President of Expos Your Business and organizer of the event, shares that even though the event is not a massive one noted on a national scale, it is the first for the Long Island and NYC area and it has already elicited a high volume of response.

Who Will be Attending?

Reps from the LIDC, Empire State Development, National Grid, the US SBA, and the NYS Governor’s Office on Asian Affairs will be participating. Expos Your Business is partnering with Nassau County to extend outreach to those businesses that are minority owned by supplying them with relevant information as well as helpful panels and seminars on multicultural marketing, public speaking, minority business development, funding, social media, securing government contracts, and more.

Many local, regional, and national media venues have and continue to actively promote the EYB to their English speaking and ethnic communities. Entertainment will include a brief musical performance by the Asian-American Cultural Circle of Unity. There will be food tasting throughout the day supplied by local restaurants beginning around 1pm.  Neuwirt offers the reasons behind the EYB.

“Globalism has come to Long Island and beyond its borders and we embrace it wholeheartedly.”

Tickets to the event are $60 and attendance is free with preregistration. VenturePitch 2012 is taking place at Leonard’s of Great Neck in New York, kicking off the NY Multicultural Expo. For submission details or more information, please visit tinyurl.com/VP2012 or call 516-931-0540.

Author:

@BasilPuglisi is the Executive Director and Publisher for Digital Brand Marketing Education (dbmei.com). Basil C. Puglisi is also the President of Puglisi Consulting Group, Inc. A Digital Brand Marketing Consultancy that manages professional and personal branding for Fortune 500 CEOs, Hedge Fund Managers and Small Business Owners.

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About Basil Puglisi

@BasilPuglisi is a Content Contributor and the Chairman of the Board for Digital Ethos. Basil C. Puglisi is also the Digital Marketing Manager for PMG Interactive. As the Digital Marketing Manager he provides oversight and support to Digital Campaigns, from Website Development to Search and Social Reach.

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