Small Business Roundtables

2013 Schedule


Social Media: Beyond the Basics                                                           

By Sarah Lee, Greenleaf Hospitality

Tuesday, May 21, 6:00 PM, Old Burdicks

Now that you have a Facebook account, how do you use it to truly engage your audience? Social media maven Sarah Lee will lead a discussion about what works in this hands-on Roundtable that will help you amplify your message with simplicity.


More Traction™, Better Results

By Jim Coyle, Nexus Business Solutions

Tuesday, July 16, 6:00 PM, Food Dance Cafe

There are six simple, practical tools you and your team can use to clarify your vision and get better results, and Jim Coyle explains them in a clear, concise way so that you can start to immediately gain more Traction™. This discussion will be a continuation of last year’s well-received Get a Grip on Your Business.


Subersive Marketing

By John Schmitt, SBTDC

Tuesday, September 17, 6:00 PM, Mangia Mangia

John Schmitt makes a compelling argument that partnerships are the key to marketing success…and that the best partnerships may seem unlikely at first. Join a group of like-minded business owners who are all looking for those unusual collaborative opportunities to improve results.

The Downtown Kalamazoo Retail & Restaurant Association Roundtables are opportunities for peer-to-peer knowledge transfer. Because of their interactive structure, seasoned and new business owners alike will find useful information and valuable take-aways.

Entry fee at the door is $5 for members, $10 for non-members

Food and Beverages will be available for purchase