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Tools and Trends Showcased at PA Business Tech Conference

Technology trends such as Web conferencing and search engine rankings are the focus of the third annual Pennsylvania Business Technology Conference, which is aimed at helping small business owners and entrepreneurs start or grow their business with the help of today’s most cutting-edge technologies.

The day’s events will feature sessions highlighting how small business can use e-mail to drive business, along with sessions on improving Web conferencing, viral marketing and brand awareness, and search engine marketing. A roundtable discussion, featuring industry panelists who will discuss emerging business technologies, will be held as well as a technology showcase.

Nina Kaufman, president of Wise Counsel Press LLC and owner of AskTheBusinessLawyer.com, will present How to Create Hot Sales in a Lukewarm Market, as the keynote luncheon address.

Attendees at the conference can register their business for a chance to win Microsoft’s Small Business Server 2008 Technology Makeover, valued at more than $50,000.

The Pennsylvania Business Technology Conference is presented by Duquesne University’s Donahue Graduate School of Business and the Small Business Development Center. Registration for is $119. For more information, visit www.conference.duq.edu or call 412.396.6233.

Where: Union Ballroom, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave.

When: Thursday, Nov. 13, 7:45 a.m. Registration, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Conference

Duquesne University

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