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Top 5 Things Entrepreneurs Must Know – Week of November 16, 2010 (San Francisco)

From: Edith Y.
Sent on: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 6:03 AM
Hey you,

Happy Tuesday! Here comes the weekly update on some of the hottest entrepreneurial thoughts, news, events and ideas in the San Francisco/Silicon Valley area.

Hello from Hong Kong! I am travelling in Asia for the week. =) It's super warm here and definitely doesn't feel like winter...

Here come the top 5 things you must know for this week:

1. Drinks and Social - December 2 (Thursday) @ the District
Come and hang out with some amazing entrepreneurs, investors, media rockstars, designers, developers or simply just amazing people!

RSVP here.

2. Video ? Facebook New Messaging System
Learn how the concept of "a person and a message" drove Facebook's development of the new Messages. Check it out.

3. Strategy ? The ?Ladies? Night? Strategy
Many singles bars have ?ladies? night? where women are offered price discounts. Singles bars do this for women but not for men because (heterosexually-focused) bars are what economists call two-sided markets. Businesses that target two-sided markets are extremely hard to build but also extremely hard to compete against once they reach scale. Read this.

4. Tools - Google Places
Claim your business on Google and post offers and live updates. Promote your business on Google search and Maps. Learn more.

5. Idea ? I spread your idea because..
Ideas spread when people choose to spread them. Here are some reasons why. Read this.

Sponsor News: UC Berkeley Extension Offering New Class!
Managing a Small Business Venture: Business Operations, Systems, and Action Planning
5 meetings in San Francisco
Sat, 9-4, Nov 13-Dec 18
$675 (EDP[masked])
Click here to learn more.

Fearless Women for Networking Game Night - November 17 @ The Hub, San Francisco, CA
Tired of the same old networking mixers ? boring small talk and lame connections? Do you want to meet strategic partners, influencers and connectors? Do you want to hone your skills, learn new tricks and have fun doing it? Learn more.

7th Annual Silicon Valley Mixer - November 17 @ Santa Clara The TechMart is proud to host the 7th Annual Silicon Valley Mixer! This high-energy gathering has become one of the of the Bay Area?s most popular business networking events. Attended by more than 250 people each year, the Silicon Valley Mixer attracts business professionals from local startups and high-growth companies in the Silicon Valley. Learn more.

Women 2.0 Startup Weekend November 19-21, 2010 @ Mountain View
Both men and women are invited to join Women 2.0 and Startup Weekend for a 54-hackathon on November 19-21, 2010 in Mountain View, CA. Meet cool people (and potential future co-founders of your next startup) while hacking and building new projects. Learn more.

P.S. We would love to hear any feedback, suggestions, or comments you may have. Email me or Linda!

Your Organizer, Executive Producer of BizTechDay
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