Starting a Business? Join Carlos Moreno’s Session: Bootstrapper’s Toolbox at #SMTulsa Conference

Carlos MorenoYou’ve got to be some kind of millionaire to start a new business, right?  WRONG!  Says Carlos Moreno.

In his Social Media Tulsa Conference Session, Bootstrapper’s Toolbox: Software, Tools, and Resources every entrepreneur needs to build their business on a (tiny!) budget.  Carlos will discuss how to register a new business in the state of Oklahoma, set up a new website, manage your money, collaborate with your staff, market and sell your wares, and do everything that an entrepreneur needs to do, on less than $2,000 for an entire year.

Carlos Moreno is a graphic designer, web developer, an entrepreneur, and a magic-bean buyer.

He has built websites for the likes of Back Alley BBQ, Simple Simon’s Pizza, Tulsa County, The Tulsa Oilers, Circle Cinema, Tulsa+, Fab Lab Tulsa, Blake Ewing, Kathy Taylor, and has worked with several local publishing companies, and entrepreneurship organizations.

Carlos  now works at the Indian Nations Council, Boy Scouts of America as a graphic designer.  He’s also the president of Auryn Creative, providing design, website development, and consulting services for non-profit organizations and new startups.

Carlos has also agreed to help our official charity partner, Humane Society of  Tulsa with their website.  It’s great to have Carlos back on the agenda this year.

“I’ll show you how to get most of your basic business software needs for FREE, so you can spend more money investing in yourself and your business, and not in technology.” Carlos Moreno


Learn About Traffic Building Plugins for WordPress with Doug Stewart #SMTulsa Conference 2012

Doug Stewart Social Media Tulsa Conference Speaker Doug Stewart is the owner of DSC Web Services, Inc.   Doug built his first website back in 1998. You’ve probably seen his blog Power to Fight the Big Boys where he shares the tips and tricks he’s learned over the years.

In December,  I posted a question on Google+ asking for favorite WordPress plugins.   Doug answered with a couple of really good ones and the light bulbs went off.  Doug will be sharing the top plugins to help bring traffic to your website / blog.

If you blog for your business or if you’re thinking about blogging, you’ll want to know about plugins for WordPress.

Plugins are third party software modules that work with WordPress, the most popular blogging platform. In
Doug’s session you’ll learn about some of the best plugins for getting more people to your blog. This will save you several hours of searching for the best plugins. You’ll also learn how to set the plugins up quickly, easily
and use them effectively.

“Giving You the Power to Fight the Big Boys!”

Connect with Doug on Twitter @DSCWeb

Register today to get a  seat in his session.

Catch @TulsaFoodGuy ‘s Food in Social Media Panel w/ @Jvergara @LauraNealMoss & @JulieChin at #SMTulsa Conference

The  Food in Social Media panel features Tulsa’s manly food blogger, Tyson Caldwell aka Tulsa Food Guy,  Jenny Vergara and Laura Moss.  Everyone’s favorite ray of sunshine, Julie Chin will be on hand as moderator.

Jenny Vergara is a columnist for Tastebud magazine in Kansas City, where pens the popular restaurant recommendation column called Table Hopping each month. She’s a also writes the food blog that focuses on the restaurant and Chef culture in Kansas City called “The Making of a Foodie”. She is the Founder of Kansas City’s first underground supperclub called The Test Kitchen, which now boasts chapters in Kansas City, St. Louis, Tulsa and Oklahoma City.   Find Jenny on Twitter @jvergara

Laura Moss Panelist Social Media Tulsa Conference 2012

Laura Moss is a KTUL journalist and food blogger at Meals With The Mosses: Naughty & Nice  Recipes for the “Naughty” & “Nice” food in your life.  You can follow Laura on Twitter @LauraNealMoss

Tulsa Food Guy. Panel Social Media Tulsa

Tyson Caldwell aka  Tulsa Food Guy conceived Tulsa’s Home For Manly Food in October, 2009 at a greasy little burger joint (known only by locals at the time) called Bill’s Jumbo Burgers. Five months later, was born, giving the people what they needed… a website dedicated to all food that is Manly. TFG has made it his mission since he moved to the Tulsa area in late 2007 to seek out the finest eating establishments around. BBQ, Fried Chicken, Steak, Sausages, Pizza and so on… If it’s greasy, meaty, saucy or spicy, TFG will eat it.  Catch  on Twitter @TulsaFoodGuy.

Julie Chin Moderator Social Media Tulsa Conference

Julie Chin will be on hand to moderate the panel.

Julie Chin is an Emmy award winning Meteorologist and Journalist with nearly two decades of television experience. She has reported, anchored, and forecasted the weather across the country both on the local and national level.

Julie is also a  blogger.  She recently started her own blog that mixes her love of weather with her sunny outlook on life. You can check it out at  Find Julie on Twitter @JulieChin

The Food in Social Media Panel will examine food trends in Social Media; the effects of blogging and social media on the food service industry, recipes and cooking; and how to make your foodie-centric website stand out.

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