Erica Ehm Exposed!

Sep
11
2013

The Art Of Small Business Conference

Get a Discount and Sit With me!

by: Erica Ehm

Sometimes I can't make my mind up about attending one of the many conferences available to entrepeneurs but the Art of Small Business is a must for me. And I think you should come with me.

This past spring I grabbed a pass for The Art of Marketing Conference and I was totally inspired at the end of the day. The highlight for me was listening to Biz Stone, co-creator of Twitter, talk about its inception. I even asked him a question from the audience about how he felt about the increasing commercialization of Twitter (he has no problem with it), and told him how it's changed my life (it changed mine too he quipped back). Look at these awesome shots I took of him.

The problem was (cue the violins), I had no one to go to the conference with. So this time, I'm giving you fair warning!

If you are are entrepeneur, on October 21 you need to be at The Art of Small Business conference in Toronto (with me!). 

The big draw for me is my business mentor Michael Gerber, author of the bestselling The E-Myth Revisited, is headlining. When YMC shifted from a hobby to becoming a business for me, this book become my business bible. Being an entrepreneur is incredibly hard and sometimes you need to admit you need help!

I cannot wait to get a lesson from Mr. Gerber in person, to clarify how to simplify the dos and don'ts of managing a small business. His promised topic is at the conference is How to Turn your Biggest Problems into your Biggest Opportunities. Seeing as I'm an opportunist, this is just up my alley.

And then there is the awesome Mitch Joel. I have been trying to hear Mitch Joel speak since he released his most recent book CTRL ALT Delete. Mitch is a social media business guru who is light years ahead of the rest of us. I heard him speak a couple of years ago, and still quote him when I'm trying to sound extremely knowledgeable.

Chris Guillebeau is a NY Times Bestselling Author of the $100 Start Up. He'll be sharing tips and tricks on starting and running a business on a shoestring. The reality is, most of us don't have deep pocketbooks and any tips I can get on being more cost-effective is worth the price of admission.

Speaking of saving money, I have sweet talked the nice guys who organize The Art of Small Business conference to get a preferred rate (DISCOUNT!) for all the talented YMC members who are entrepreneurs and mompreneurs (hello Maria Locker!). All you need to do to get the discount is GO HERE and use this code: YUMMYMUMMY26

By using the discount code you don't actually have to sit with me. You can bring a bunch of your friends or colleagues and I won't be offended. But if you do want to hang out, please leave me a message in the comments below to let me know that you will be there so we can hook up!

By the way, if you're an entrepreneur, you'll probably like the this blog by my business coaches Amy and Danielle who really get it.