Santa Barbara Business Expo Planned for April 20

Tuesday, February 26, 2013
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Organizers hope to make the expo and annual event.

The expo will feature prominent area business people who will share their experiences and offer business tips and tactics. The expo will include dozens of displays, booths, hand-outs, samples and information on a variety of organizations with business-oriented products and services.

VIP admission is $25. Those attendees who pre-register online receive an additional discounted price of $20. General and student admission is $10. Exhibitors will receive five tickets free. Complimentary parking is included.

Organizers say the Santa Barbara Business Expo is an interactive networking convention designed specifically for the needs of the Santa Barbara business community.

“We want to demonstrate high value, high quality, premium resources and exceptional benefits from participating in this event,” said Sandy Goe, founder and chief executive officer of the Women’s Community Business Network. “Each exhibitor and attendee will have the opportunity to be included in the on-line business directory. That’s another $135 value.”

Expo speakers will focus on: the importance of networking in business; why your business must grow to survive; how to use social media for your business; funding your business; printing and advertising in 2013; and how Search Engine Optimization, or SEO, can affect business.

Pre-registration for vendors for the expo is now open. Organizations looking to set up a booth and be a part of this exciting event should sign up quickly because the best and most visible spots will go first, event organizers said.

For more information on the expo, e-mail Vendors will have the opportunity display products and services they feel will be of interest to the business community of the area.

More information may be found at the expo’s website:


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An expo is an excellent platform for business networking. Santa Barbara Business Expo is a strategic event not only for the business sector but for the people living in the place as well.

merilwen (anonymous profile)
March 10, 2013 at 8:17 p.m. (Suggest removal)

This is a good development in the business sector where business think tanks gather and discuss things out what are the best practices as well as improving business approaches and strategies. This event might as well discuss how to provide opportunities for those who are seeking jobs.

BryanD (anonymous profile)
March 12, 2013 at 4:50 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Business Expos are very important endeavors to make because this is the place and event where you can communicate with people who shares commonalities when it comes to business from different kinds of industries. And talking about this upcoming Expo, I believe many business ideas will be born from that event alone that can innovate the world's markets.

SammyLee (anonymous profile)
March 14, 2013 at 12:12 p.m. (Suggest removal)

It will be a wonderful opportunity for business minded and idea-thirsty people to gather around for this expo because for sure they will be getting more than what they are expecting. Looks like also it will be attended by hundreds of business leaders and discuss what could be the next trends in their businesses especially that most are dependent online now.

Davon (anonymous profile)
March 14, 2013 at 12:25 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Astroturf much?

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Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
March 14, 2013 at 12:28 p.m. (Suggest removal)

The topics lined up are very relevant. With special emphasis on the different online marketing channels, the Santa Barbara Business Expo is an event every entrepreneur must attend. It opens an ocean of ideas on how to use the new media to enhance and strengthen business.

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March 19, 2013 at 10:54 p.m. (Suggest removal)

By astroturfing?*

"It opens an ocean of ideas on how to use the new media to enhance and strengthen business."

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*Astroturfing means using media like news sites and social sites as an avatar of sorts to discreetly promote a product while appearing to be "just another user". Some PR firms specialize or have departments devoted to astroturfing, so someone as far away as India, Turkey or China under the employ of an individual or form can help influence opinion or sell a product or an idea.

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
March 20, 2013 at 12:02 a.m. (Suggest removal)

The Santa Barbara Business Expo is exactly what Santa Barbara needed. This expo is also a great opportunity for women entrepreneurs. In this digital era, Search Engine Optimization or SEO is absolutely essential and this expo will help small businesses learn the art and science behind successful SEO.

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March 21, 2013 at 10:40 p.m. (Suggest removal)

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Note the frequent grammar problems shared by "all" these commentators.

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
March 21, 2013 at 11:16 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Just read on this one! I was there! Business Expo is such a mind opener for those who're in the business for so long. Internet now a days is very useful, most of us depends from the internet. So, internet helps businesses to improve through SEO, spreading it through Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, etc. Great opportunity for everyone including me!

jbreatle (anonymous profile)
July 13, 2013 at 1:46 a.m. (Suggest removal)

You should invest in MySpace jbreatle.

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July 13, 2013 at 3:49 a.m. (Suggest removal)

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