A Town Hall Meeting with marketing guru and thought leader SETH GODIN

Brookdale

765 Newman Springs Rd
Lincroft, NJ 07738

The New Jersey Small Business Development Center at Brookdale Community College (MOSBDC) is proud to present A Town Hall Meeting with marketing guru and thought leader SETH GODIN at 2 p.m. on September 25, 2013. This event is open to all businesses seeking solutions and strategies for surviving and thriving in the Sandy Recovery. The Location of the event is 765 Newman Springs Rd, Student Life Center, Navesink Rooms I, II and III, Lincroft, N.J. Around the country, there are three images associated with the Jersey Shore in the aftermath of two disasters. First, the submerged roller coaster from Seaside Heights (Ocean County) and the half standing home in Union Beach (Monmouth County) following Sandy. Then, the popular Seaside Boardwalk erupting in flames on September 12, destroying more than 50 businesses in its path. How can "marketing" aid in recovery? According to Jackeline Mejias-Fuertes, Director of the NJSBDC at Brookdale Community College, serving small businesses in Monmouth and Ocean counties, "We've found that many of the Sandy-impacted business owners whom we counsel are most interested in two main areas marketing and finance. On the financial side, they are getting their businesses back in order which may include insurance, loans, grants and some creative financing. Yet we are finding that almost equally as important to them is marketing and how to enhance their presence and create a plan for going forward, unlike what they've done in the past. There's no better person to address this than Seth Godin." Godin, who has generously donated his time for this Sandy assistance discussion, is the author of 17 books that have been bestsellers around the world and have been translated into more than 35 languages. You might be familiar with his books Linchpin, Tribes, The Dip and Purple Cow. In addition to his writing and speaking, Seth is founder of squidoo.com, a fast growing, easy to use website. His blog (which you can find by typing "seth" into Google) is one of the most popular in the world. Godin will speak about marketing in a post-Sandy business world not only in terms of recovery but thriving and excelling by looking at their business with fresh eyes and a new approach to connecting with both their existing customers and potential customer base. Godin will provide insight into how to strengthen your business enterprise by thinking and acting boldly, building and leading your "tribe" and creating real value in your business and personal brand. Attendees can engage with Seth though a Q&A addressing the specific needs of the post-Sandy small business owner. Event Registration Attendees can register for this event online and can, at that time, also submit questions for a Q&A with Seth. Although there is no charge for this event, seating is limited and pre-registration is required. Tickets are available to businesses and the general public as well. Attendees can register at either http://bit.ly/townhallwithsethgodin or http://www.mosbdc.com/ This event is offered at no cost to attendees. Deadline for registration is September 24. All members of the media MUST register with Pasqualina DeLucia, to receive media credentials. Please email pdelucia@brookdalecc.edu for information. There will be no flash photography and/or no recording allowed. For more information about Seth Godin, please visit http://sethgodin.com/sg/ For more information about our media sponsor, the Asbury Park Press, please visit http://www.app.com/ For more information about this event, as well as the NJSBDC of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, please visit http://www.mosbdc.com/ About NJSBDC The New Jersey Small Business Development Centers network provides comprehensive services and programs for small businesses in New Jersey, helping businesses expand their operations, manage their growth in New Jersey, helping businesses expand their operations, manage their growth, or start new ventures. Expert staff and practicing business consultants help small business owners and entrepreneurs to develop business plans, find financing, identify new markets, find procurement and international trade opportunities, commercialize technology and develop an E-commerce presence. This non-profit network is a federal-state-educational partnership, leveraging public and private funding sources to further maximize resources for the small business community. The network leverages funding from the Small Business Administration (SBA), New Jersey State Government, the educational institutions that host the 12 centers as well as other private sponsorships and grants. The NJSBDC Headquarters is located at the Rutgers Business School in Newark, NJ. The NJSBDC network is an accredited member of the National Association of Small Business Development Centers (ASBDC). More than 1,000 centers and satellite offices serve small businesses across the country. Visit www.njsbdc.com.

Wednesday - September 25, 2013

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