NMBC host free MED Week seminars

As the 2014 Minority Enterprise Development Week (MED Week) is currently underway, there are several activities that business owners should take advantage of in order to increase their business and knowledge of varied aspects of development. The Nashville Minority Business Center (NMBC) is hosting seminars that will benefit businesses and those seeking business information. The following seminars will be held at Baker Donelson Conference Center, 211 Commerce Street, 1st floor. Complimentary parking will be validated at Baker Donelson garage only.


Mike Coleman

Wednesday, December 3, 1-2:25 pm:
‘Social Media Strategies to Grow Your Business’

You’ve thought about what social networks to use for your business or nonprofit, and you’re ready to take the next step. Or maybe you are already using a couple of the more popular social networks. Where do you go from here? This seminar will give you a closer look at the popular social media networks like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

In this seminar you will learn:
• The benefits of using each network
• How other organizations are marketing with them • Some dos and don’ts of each channel
• How to tell if your social activity is working • When to post and how many times per week
• How to develop content that is shareable and valuable, and
• Advertising and promoting your business on Facebook

This information-packed seminar will demonstrate how social media can help you in your business. Participants will have plenty of time to ask questions, share experiences, and network with peers. And they’ll leave with real-world insights and knowledge that they can put to work immediately to help their business succeed.

In addition to being an authorized local expert for Constant Contact, writer, and professional speaker, Mike Coleman provides comprehensive digital marketing solutions for professional service providers who want to get more clients, increase revenue, and be more effective in their marketing. He has delivered over 100 presentations in the past year to Chambers of Commerce; regional and national conferences; and local organizations. His diverse client list includes realtors, speakers, and various professional service providers. Visit his website at <http://mikecoleman.net/> for more information.

Wednesday, December 3, 2:30-3:55 pm:
‘Get Business Done on the Go | Cell Phone Apps for Small Business’

Learn from AT&T representatives the top business applications that allow you to run your business on your phone. With these business apps you handle your business wherever you are–no computer or desk needed.

Topics will cover which mobile applications are beneficial and how they can make a difference in your business. Videos on Office, Windows, Android and Motorola for Small Business. Windows for small business and Android and Motorola for small business and hands on demo of Android and Window’s product as well as vendor tabs for IPhone and Blackberry.

Jenny Sullivan

Jenny Sullivan

Wednesday, December 3, 4-5 pm
‘Taxpayer Advocates Can Help Resolve Small Business Tax Issues’

Did you know that if you have tried to resolve a tax problem with the Internal Revenue Service and experience delays or are facing economic harm, you may request the assistance of the IRS’s Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS)? The service is free, confidential and is available to businesses as well as individuals. You will learn when to call on the services of the Taxpayer Advocate.

Jenny Sullivan is currently the acting local taxpayer advocate of Tennessee. Taxpayer Advocate Service is an independent organization within the IRS, with at least one Local Taxpayer Advocate in each state. Jenny has been with the IRS for 28 years. She began her career as a temporary customer service representative at the IRS toll free call site in 1986.

2014 MED Week Sponsors include: HCA/TriStar Health, Baker Donelson, Regions Bank, R.H. Boyd Publishing Corporation Crosslin & Associates, Inc., and The Ryman Hospitality Properties Foundation Inc.
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