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Come one, come all, to SMB Nation this fall!

It seems like just yesterday when I was sitting in the Kodiak room of the Microsoft Conference Center typing up my post the morning of my presentation at SMB Nation 2005; however, we are now on the brink of SMB Nation 2006!  Are you going to be here?


If you’re not familiar with SMB Nation, you need to check out the SMB Nation Site right now where you can view the Conference schedule, see the pre-day events, check out the ever-updating speaker & session information and much more.  SMB Nation is the annual conference presented by the one and only Harry Brelsford and is developed to provide the SMB Partner channel with the information they need to grow their businesses and seize the incredible opportunity available in the SMB market.


As Harry puts it in his own words:


  • Industry leaders and experts speak about small and medium business (SMB) technology, show you how-to’s, and share how to be financially successful.  

  • Take the Fast Track and become a Small Business Specialist!  Turn this weekend into opportunity and become part of the Small Business Specialist Community (SBSC)

  • New and rich content from Microsoft, find out the scoop on R2, CRM, Vista, SharePoint and other technologies. Meet third-party vendors one-on-one and find out what products are hot. 

  • Mingle with SBS MVP’s and other experts – you’ll never get to meet that many SMB gurus in one spot! 

  • Enjoy peer-to-peer professional networking opportunities – birds of a feather! You are no longer an island of your own.

  • Have a cup of coffee with 14-time SBS author Harry Brelsford – Wake up and Smell the coffe and new SMB opportunities!”

The conference is September 8th – 10th this year and takes place in Redmond, Washington at the Microsoft Conference Center.  I know I’ll be there and I hope you will be too.  Here’s the link to register for the conference if you want to head directly to it.


Thank you and have a wonderful day,


Eric Ligman
Microsoft US Senior Manager
Small Business Community Engagement
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