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Flying Cart Speaking Gigs – Madison, Milwaukee, and Chicago

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

I’m speaking live!  About what you ask?  Flying Cart, building your own brand online, and making sales via Google Adwords.

If you are in the area.  I urge you to come!  I promise you will go home with a wealth of knowledge on how to grow your business online.

Here is where I will be:

Thursday July 9th in Milwaukee, WI presented by the Wisconsin Technology Council

Saturday July 11th in Chicago, IL at Bar Camp Chicago

Wednesday July 22nd in Madison, WI presented by SohoBizTube and Sway Inc.

Wednesday August 12 in Chicago, IL presented by SohoBizTube and Sway Inc.

In Texas This Week

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

I’m in Texas this week hanging with Margo and hopefully YOU!

Here is our Schedule

All of them start at 7pm.
3/2 Monday – Austin
3/3 Tuesday – Houston
3/5 Thursday – San Antonio

Looking forward to seeing you.  Let me know if you have any questions.

Chicago Meetup Today

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

If you are in the Chicago land area.  Stop by Noble Tree Coffee at 7pm for an in person discussion group to help grow your business.  Full details are here.  Next week I am holding one in Milwaukee. If you want me to come to an area near you just let me know :)

Update Jan 22: The Chicago meetup was a lot of fun.  Here are some pictures I took from my phone

Community Call! Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

Join us LIVE at our next community call on on Tuesday, February 3rd at 8pm CST (9pmEST/ 7pm MST/ 6pm PST).  Marketing expert and Flying Cart founder Rishi will be talking about Google Adwords, how to start your first ad campaign, and we will be giving you some strategies on how to use Google Ads to boost your sales. We will also talk about some of the most recent and upcoming features of Flying Cart. You can participate in the discussion and ask questions, or just sit in and listen. The conference call is completely free and will last about 30 minutes.

Please RSVP by putting your comment on this post or by emailing us. On the day of the event, we will send you the phone number and access code you will need to participate.

Our first community call was a lot of fun.  We are hoping to make this one even better.

Discussion groups for online sellers

Monday, January 12th, 2009

Something new we are trying out this year is launching in-person discussion groups in different cities.  We are hoping this will teach people to…

#1 Build their own online brand

#2 Ways to promote your products on the web

#3 Tips on making sales online

Our first two meetups are in Madison and Chicago.  If you are in the area please stop by.  Let me know if you would like us to come to a city near you.

MP3: Community Call Summary

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

We had a great community call yesterday. I really enjoyed it.  Download the entire discussion here on MP3 here for free.

We discussed:

In our next community call we will be discussing Google Adwords and building trust.

Community Call is Today!

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008
The conference call is today at 8pm CST.  Here is a Time Zone Converter if you need it.  If you haven’t already please RSVP to get the number to call.

On this call I promise to:
- Teach you 1 thing you have to try today to help market your products
- Help you get better responses to your sales/customer support emails
- Tell you about the latest Flying Cart additions (Google Product Search submission, Social Bookmarking)
- Keep it under 20 minutes

Call Us! Community Call

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

We see things that work and we want to share them with you to help you grow your business.

That is why we are holding our very first community call.  All you need to do is leave your store name in the comments and I will email you the phone number to call and pass code.  Feel free to leave any discussion topics you would like me to address on the call as well.

What? Conference call about marketing your store, additions to Flying Cart, and discussion topics from the comments

When? Wednesday, Dec. 10th at 8pm CST

Cost? FREE

How Long? 25 minutes

How do I attend?

1) Leave your store name in the comments

2) I will send you an email with the phone number you need to call and a pass code to get in

3) Call the number in the email on Wednesday Dec. 10th at 8pm

Speaking Tomorrow in Madison

Monday, November 17th, 2008

I am going to be speaking in Madison tomorrow at the “Entrepreneur Deli” event.  I will be going over using social media to generate sales.  If you are in the area please stop by.

Starts at 6:00 pm tomorrow (Tuesday, Nov. 18th) at the Pyle Center 702 Langdon St. Madison, Wi

Maker Faire 2008 – Austin TX

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

Rishi and I went to Maker Faire in Austin last weekend and were blown away by all the cool stuff we saw. It’s a two-day paradise of do-it-yourself projects including art, crafts, engineering, robotics, science, music, and more. Anyone who likes to make stuff and look at stuff other people have made would enjoy this. We talked with a lot of crafters about running their own businesses and selling online. The majority of them already have products on and many have their own website as well. Many were interested in learning about other ways to expand their online sales, such as creating their own brand on their own store site with Flying Cart. Here are some photos and a video of our day.

Big thanks to Xylocopa Design, Feto Soap, Stab Happy, and Knotty Bags for being in our video.

Me playing an air piano

A dancer performs

A choreographed mentos/diet coke explosion performance