Free Small Business and Blogger Summit in Houston – 11/17/15 #VZWHoustonSMB‬


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I get asked often by readers, colleagues and friends how they can start their own blog. It’s wonderful to hear from those who have been inspired by Still Living The Dream to go after their passions and I love to point folks towards resources that will help them be successful.

As a small business owner (I am also a social media strategist, freelance writer and owner of J.Patrick Communications, Inc.), I have been helped by many others, too. I’ve found that the blogger and small business communities are extremely supportive of those who work hard to realize their dreams.

I love working with companies who give back. Verizon is a company that gets “it”…they know what businesses need and believe that it is important to support them as they grow.

I’m excited to announce that Verizon is hosting a FREE Small Business and Blogger Summit in Houston on November 17th. This half-day event from 8:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at the JW Marriott Houston on Westheimer includes panel discussions, keynote presentations and networking with a focus on how Small Minority-Owned Businesses can achieve personal and professional results, manage their business to new heights and share best practices with peers.

Attendees will hear from speakers including Linda Alvarado, President & CEO of Alvarado Construction, Inc., Emilio Gonzalez, Executive Director For Strategic Alliances at Verizon, Alex Davidson, CEO of Securranty, Carol Guess, General Counsel at The Guess Group, Inc., Alex Lopez Negrete, President/CEO of Lopez Negrete Communications, Inc, Laura Oldaker, CEO/Executive Director of By Your Side Senior Care and Nelson Reyneri, Senior Vice President, Sales & External Affairs at Liberty Power Corporation.

There will also be a blogger workshop during lunch co-led by Byrdie Franco and Eric Tung where you can learn tips about how to successfully work with brands and generate income from your blogging activity. Eric is a superstar in the industry (just ask one of his 154K followers on Twitter!) and I’ve had the pleasure of hearing him speak at conferences on a couple occasions. I’m looking forward to meeting and hearing from Byrdie for the first time at this event. You won’t want to miss this.

This event is free to attend, but you need to sign up ahead of time.

Verizon is also helping those in the community by giving two small to medium businesses $5,000 each to donate to charities of their choice. You can find out more about that here and will be given the chance to apply when you register for the event.

I can’t wait to hear more about trends and topics that are currently top-of-mind for small business owners and bloggers including technology that will help me improve MY business. Hope to see you there!

This post was sponsored on behalf of Verizon #vzwhoustonsmb




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