Bizapalooza Virtual Conference Will Help Small Businesses Crank Up Their Bottom Line, July 9-11

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Bizapalooza will rock small business owners with 27 experts in marketing, sales, and business for the no-charge 3-day virtual event.

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What if each of those small business owners could learn something that would help them grow their business more profitably -- enough to hire just 1 more person? What kind of impact would that have on our economy?

Out of the 28 million businesses in the US, one dies every 8 minutes. Many small businesses fail out of lack of resources to educate business owners and help them succeed.

Bizapalooza, a virtual conference, aims to provide such resources and education for small businesses, and help them thrive.

In its second year, this event is scheduled for July 9-11, 2014, and is complementary to attend. The event is being sponsored by Marketo, providers of online marketing software; Small Business Trends, a well-respected online resource for business owners; and, a community of small business owners who share their insights and get access to data to run their business better.

The panel of “rock star” small business experts will provide more than $100,000 in advice. The lineup includes marketing, organizational, and public relations experts including:

James Wirth, Marketing Manager, QuestionPro
Mike Telem, VP of Product Marketing, Marketo
Wendy Weiss -The Queen of Cold Calling™
Jon Ferrara – CEO of Nimble
Susan Payton - President of Egg Marketing & Communications
Nis Frome - COO of Hublished
Ely Delaney - co-founder and lead trainer of
Dustin W. Stout - consultant, blogger, and Google+ evangelist
Josh Meyer - Founder and CEO of Reengaged
Sabrina Parsons - CEO of Palo Alto Software
Zion Kim - founder of The Atlas Project
David Newman - author of the Amazon #1 bestseller Do It! Marketing: 77 Instant-Action Ideas to Boost Sales, Maximize Profits and Crush Your Competition.
Ivy Slater - Business Coach for women entrepreneurs
Kristin Thompson - founder of
Stephen Lynch - Chief Operating Officer of
Steve Wilkinghoff – Author of Found Money
John Jantsch - marketing consultant, speaker and author of Duct Tape Marketing, Duct Tape Selling, The Commitment Engine and The Referral Engine
Robert Imbriale - the Motivation Coach
Vanessa Simpkins - the Bikini Business Coach
Chaitra Vedullapalli – CMO of Meylah
Gene Policastri - represent coaches and consultants
Rhonda Wall - CEO/Mayor of VA Village
Harmat Gehlon - founder of SampleOn
Shawn M. Miller - CEO of Performance Institute
Amy Nowacoski - founder of Ginger Snap Works, LLC
Elizabeth Povarova - affiliate manager at Zazzle

Ivana Taylor, founder of Bizapalooza, wants to change that statistic of small business failure through the virtual conference:

“When I think that there are 28 million businesses in this country and that every 8 minutes one of them dies (in 2010 that meant that more than 700,000 small business owners gave up on their dream), it makes me sad. But what if each of those small business owners could learn something that would help them grow their business more profitably -- enough to hire just 1 more person? What kind of impact would that have on our economy, the lives of those business owners and the lives of all the people they serve? It would be huge!”

There is no cost to attend the online conference. For the agenda, speakers’ bios, and to register for Bizapalooza, please visit

About Bizapalooza:
Bizapalooza is an online event that brings together the “rock stars” of small business success, entrepreneurial expertise and marketing wisdom, sharing their sought-after insights during this virtual festival — 3 days of Peace, Planning and Profits. Attendees participate from the comfort of their own space, via internet connection, to access high-value sessions packed with business advice, great content, and loads of giveaways as part of the festival fun. No stressful travel, expensive hotel stays or stale bagels like those big city conferences. Instead we invite you to kick back, dig deep, come as you are, and get ready to ROCK your small business world! There’s no other event quite like it.

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