Our month of travel is at an end. Ryan and I just flew in from Houston Texas Wednesday afternoon after attending the first Small Business Marketing Unleashed conference hosted by Search Engine Guide.
The last few days have felt more like being on a retreat. It was fairly informal, the speakers were accessible and everyone was very friendly. The “speed networking” event at the charity dinner on Sunday night helped everyone to get acquainted and set the tone.
The conference had small business owners in mind from beginning to end The speakers gave solid, actionable recommendations, bearing in mind that the time constraints of owning a small business do not allow proficiency in every area. There was plenty to benefit from for beginners and experts.
For myself, Matt Bailey’s Usability and Conversion workshop and Heather Lloyd-Martin’s talk on Keywords and Content were particularly helpful.
A personal highlight was having the sessions in a life-sized replica of the Alamo. I love Texas and Texas history. It just doesn’t get much better than SEO in the Alamo.
I hope we are able to go again next year!