By Jasmine Glasheen, Generational Marketer for Retail Minded. Maybe you’re holding off on buying a ticket because you’re intimidated by the idea of attending such a major retail event, or skeptical that the wisdom you gain at the conference that will pertain to your specific business niche.

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Stephen Colbert took Donald Trump to task for his bizarre press conference on Tuesday where the president said there is “blame on both sides” for the violence that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia, this past weekend.

Colbert mocked Trump’s comments one line at a time, sarcastically pointing out that some of the marchers were anti-Semitic.

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There will be 16 new classic teams added to NBA 2K18, and two of them will be the 1996-97 Miami Heat and the 1998-99 New York Knicks. I wrote up a prediction for the 16 teams.

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Marketers from around the globe convened to listen to top marketers share insight and advice at the recent Marketing United conference.

The objective of the conference was to bring digital marketers around the world together to learn, network, and get inspired by some of the smartest minds in the industry.

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Think it’s too early to start preparing your small business for the holiday season? Slack Frontiers is a two–day conference that brings together leading thinkers, Slack customers, developers, and partners to explore how the nature of teamwork is changing.

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IRS Piloting Program for Virtual Appeals [0.13]

Posted on July 31, 2017, 9:30 p.m. by Small Business Trends @ [source]

As part of the Taxpayer Bill of Rights posted by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), taxpayers, including small businesses, have the ability to appeal and resolve any disagreement you might have with the IRS. As part of a pilot program, the web-based virtual conference platform will launch on Aug. 1, 2017.

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There are a great many groups trying to boost the impact investing world, from those creating standard ways to measure social outcomes to venture capital firms.

It’s an important move for social entrepreneurs, many of whom bemoan a lack of funding.

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The sound of silence is not one you’ll hear at Sonos. If there’s someone I don’t know, I can set up coffee or lunch just to get to know them better and understand what they do.

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Jim Cramer unveiled one conference call that could mean bullish days ahead for the price of oil.

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Today at 1:15 NY time, I'll be doing a Facebook Live, answering your questions about marketing.

Upcoming events: Boston for the Business of Software conference on September 18.

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There are wildly differing opinions on the actual sporting value of the Aug. 26 boxing bout between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor. Manny Pacquiao delivered pay per view numbers but that was about seeing legend vs. legend.

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With the ways in which people and goods move undergoing a dramatic and disruptive shift, mobility has become a buzzword and priority for everyone from automakers to policymakers. For its rechristening as Movin’On, the Michelin Group billed the event as a “global sustainable mobility summit” that featured three days of presentations, panels, round tables and hands-on workshops as well as demonstrations of innovative vehicles and technologies.

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VR Toronto Hand Made and Well Done [0.12]

Posted on July 8, 2017, 2:58 p.m. by Forbes Real Time @ [source]

Because I'm not an academic, the conferences I make a point of attending are the big commercial ones like The Consumer Electonic Show (CES), where leading VR/AR Mixed Reality companies like Sony and Microsoft make big announcements. A world of academics, ambitious grad students, CTOs and front end developers, who gather largely out of sight of business types in places like Ryerson University in Toronto where computer scientists think about three-dimensional navigation, volumetric capture, telepresence and where their next grant is coming from.

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Parker, CO (July 5, 2017) – The Independent Retailer Conference will welcome twenty-one leading retail experts and industry leaders to their stage this upcoming July 30 – August 2 in Las Vegas at ASD Market Week, where the Independent Retailer Conference holds their flagship conference twice a year. Among the experts planning to take their stage include New York Times Best Selling Author Bardi Drake Toto, Managing Editor of Independent Retailer Magazine Meaghan Brophy and industry experts Kizer & Bender, who will serve as event emcees for the Independent Retailer Conference.

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Managing WiFi for an event or a conference is a difficult job indeed, especially when there’s a clear lack of plan, objective and systematic organization. That’s definitely an effective way of managing scarcity of resources in the best possible manner.

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The Boston Celtics wrapped up this past regular season as the No.

Heck, Boston acquired the first pick in the 2017 NBA Draft in a previous trade with the Brooklyn Nets.

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This week’s calendar of events is absolute proof you don’t have to spend a lot of money or travel to far off destinations to get all the helpful small business advice you need.

This weekly listing of small business events, contests and awards is provided as a community service by Small Business Trends and SmallBizTechnology.

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Over 600 people from across the country gathered June 26th through the 28th at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska to attend the first ever Inside/Outside Innovation Summit, a conference that matches startups with corporate innovators.

Another unique feature of the summit was a startup showcase featuring over 64 startups from around the country.

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The Case For & Against Attending Marketing Conferences [0.19]

Posted on June 22, 2017, 12:04 a.m. by The Moz Blog @ [source]

I just finished reading Jan Schaumann's short post on Why Companies Should Pay for Their Employees to Attend Conferences. It is willing to sacrifice short-term work for the long-term good of its people.

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E-Commerce giant Alibaba wants to teach U.S. small businesses how to sell to Chinese consumers. In the 1987 film, Wall Street, character Gordon Gekko infamously declared, “Greed is good.” But these days, if your business model is selling online, and you are publicly traded on Wall Street, the updated version of that slogan is, “Growth is Good.” While Alibaba currently claims 500 million active users across all platforms, there are concerns from industry experts about the company being able to maintain that level of explosive growth.

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