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Welcome To What's Next

SMBMSPWelcome to one of the next stages in the growth of SMBMSP! A new look for sure, but more importantly, a new platform for our community to grow around as well.

Many astute readers will recognize this site to be running on WordPress.  You’re correct!  What better platform to move SMBMSP to while we grow in new ways.  Especially when a lot of the things we want to focus on in coming months is as …
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SMBMSP 28 – Small Business Gets Social

More details will be coming soon, but our 28th breakfast event will be held on Friday morning, July 23rd at Deluxe Corporation in Shoreview. We’re hoping for sunny weather as we’ll be outside on the lawn talking about how small business is embracing social media.…
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What are your questions for Social Media in Sports?

Hey there everybody, I thought we’d give you the change to tell us your questions for SMBMSP 27. We’ve got a great sports panel that is going to talk about how they use social media for their organizations, teams, fans, and more. Here’s the list:

  • Candice Wiggins of the Minnesota Lynx (@CandiceWiggins)
  • Greg Litman from WCCO (@GRLitman)
  • Matt Teske from the St. Paul Saints (@StPaulSaints)
  • Scott Spiridigliozzi from the

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Blog posts on SMBMSP

Hello Everyone, Rick Mahn here, and I wanted to share some thoughts and changes on the blog portion of the Ning site for SMBMSP. As our group grows and the opportunities for sharing things with the group increase I see a need to start moderating the blog area of SMBMSP.org more closely. I was going to wait to introduce this idea with the site redesign later this summer, but with the number of single-link posts, …
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Social Media 101 – Where to Start

It’s true! We’re launching our first training session through SMBMSP called Social Media 101 – Where to Start. This initial session is, fittingly, on where to start with social media. While many members of SMBMSP are more advanced, we wanted to start from the beginning and offer tried and tested knowledge to members (or their friends and colleagues) on where to begin.

Here’s the course synopsis.

Course Description

What is social media and why

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Video of SMBMSP#25

We’re wrapping up some announcements at the beginning. Panel on real estate & social media begins at 00:04:15. Special thanks to Brian Stemmler (@bstemmler) for his ongoing video support.

Lisa Grimm (@lulugrimm), Action Selling


Jeff O’Brien (@jeffobrien), Mansfield Tanick & Cohen
Greg Sax (@gsax), 10K Research & Marketing
Teresa Boardman (@TBoard), Saint Paul Home Realty
Jason Sandquist (@JasonSandquist), Living Twin Cities…
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SMBMSP 24 – Social Media & Retail

smbmsp-red-squareMarch 5, 2010 from 8am to 10am
Mall of America/Rick Bronson’s House of Comedy
Bloomington, MN

Join us at Rick Bronson’s House of Comedy at the Mall of America, 4th floor (Upper East Side). We’ll be hosting a panel of retail business people that are using or exploring the use of social media in retail.

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Hans Eisenbeis, Iconoculture


Lisa Grimm, Action Selling


  • David Erickson, Tunheim

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SMBMSP 23 – Politics & Social Media

smbmsp-red-squareFebruary 12, 2010 from 8am to 10am
161 St. Anthony
Saint Paul, MN

Please join us in Saint Paul this month for a discussion of social media and politics.

RSVP via Eventbrite – Sold Out

Facilitated by: Blois R. Olson (Tunheim Partners)

Panel Members:

  • Rachel Stassen-Berger (StarTribune)
  • Tom Scheck (MPR)
  • Michael Brodkorb (Dpty. Chair GOP/Comm. Director Senate GOP caucus)
  • Denise Cardinal (Executive Dir. / Alliance for a Better Minnesota)


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smbmsp-red-squareTime: December 18, 2009 from 8am to 10am
Location: Open Book
Street: 1011 Washington Ave S
City/Town: Minneapolis, MN
Website or Map: http://maps.google.com/maps?f…
Event Type: breakfast
Organized By: SMBMSP

We’re really excited for our last breakfast of 2009. We have a new venue and a great agenda lined up.

RSVP via Eventbrite – THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. Sign up for the waiting list.

Panel: Health Care and Social Media
An in depth …
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smbmsp-turkeyTime: November 20, 2009 from 8am to 10am
Location: Imation Corporate Headquarters
Street: 1 Imation Way
City/Town: Oakdale, MN
Website or Map: http://maps.google.com/maps?f…
Event Type: breakfast
Organized By: SMBMSP

We have quite a bit to be thankful for this month — a new venue, a new corporate sponsor and a packed agenda with great presenters.

Registration via Eventbrite – THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT
Please note: Pre-registration is absolutely required. Attendees will need to provide
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