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ATLANTA ENTREPRENUERS LOOK TO EXPERTS

By John | May 11, 2008

Contact: Mike Schinkel May 11, 2008

Phone: (404) 276-1276 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Email: organizer@atlanta-web.org

Thursday May 15, 2008 6:45pm

Georgia Tech ATDC

75 5th Street, NW Hodges Room, 3rd floor

Atlanta, GA 30308

ATLANTA ENTREPRENUERS LOOK TO EXPERTS
FOR BUSINESS EDGE

First of Its Kind Event to Teach Online Business Owners Secrets to Success

About 80 of Atlanta’s top online entrepreneurs will gather at Georgia Tech’s Advanced Technology Development Center on May 15 to gain cutting edge insights on how to grow and develop their businesses using emerging technology at a first of its kind event called, “Ask the Experts!”

Twenty specialists in areas ranging from Search Engine Optimization (SEO), to web marketing, and advertising will share secrets, and answer questions from businesses owners, and aspiring entrepreneurs. “Atlanta is a great and vibrant city with lots of strong business entrepreneurs, but unlike Silicon Valley has few obvious forums for people who run web-based business,” explains Mike Schinkel who founded the Atlanta Web Entrepreneurs group in 2007.

A major focus of the gathering is to help new and aspiring entrepreneurs understand how online video fits into the business picture. “Our members know that the ‘talking picture’ is the ultimate communications media as video can be just as effectively used to sell, to educate, or simply to entertain,” says Schinkel, who invited Amani Channel, a veteran newsman, video producer, and social media pioneer to share video production secrets.

Channel has worked in broadcast news for more than a decade; he founded a video production company called Visual Eye Media, and the blog/podcast My Urban Report. “There’s obviously a growing interest in online video because that’s where more and more people are watching video days,” says Channel who uses traditional and social media strategies to promote his ventures. “Web entrepreneurs need to understand how to produce, market, and distribute video online,” he explains. “In some cases Web users can help you distribute the content, and reach potential customers.”

The overall goal of the gathering is to help every Atlanta based web business succeed. “It’s designed to give everyone lots of face to face time so that web entrepreneurs can ask whatever questions they need answered,” Schinkel explains. “It promises to be the best two hours an Atlanta web entrepreneur can spend.”

Links:

Register for Ask The Experts! http://web.meetup.com/32/calendar/7760143/

Amani Channel: www.visualeyemedia, www.myurbanreport.com

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