What we're about

PLEASE READ: This San Jose Start Up Marketing Strategies and Training Network Meetup group is part of a large network of Meetup groups devoted to Best Practices with Marketing Strategies. These Meetups are organized by;

• Bill Belew (http://billbelew.com/) <= click to know more

• Sunil Bhaskaran (http://cahayamind.com/)<= click to know more.

We have more than 29,000 members total and are growing by over 500+ new members per month.

This Marketing Meetup serves Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Santa Clara, San Jose, San Mateo and Los Altos.

We meet regularly in person and usually invite ALL our groups to attend.

There are ALWAYS more people at the Meetup than you will see in the RSVP. And if you belong to more than one of the Meetups we organize, you will get more than one announcement of the same Meetup.

We look forward to answering questions for you about your strategies in any of the following:

• inbound marketing

• outbound marketing

• social media marketing

• search engine marketing

• email marketing

See you at our next Meetup!


This Meetup happens for bloggers in the very heart of the Bay Area - Silicon Valley.

This is one of the oldest groups on meetup.com and we still welcome new members!


The owner of this Meetup group, Bill Belew (http://billbelew.com/), is a professional blogger = for many years he has paid his sizable Silicon Valley mortgage through revenue from traffic to his network of sites.

Bill Belew is a university professor (http://www.ccuniversity.edu/) and in-demand speaker from Digital Media Asia Malaysia to Mexico to NYC to Blogworld / New Media Live in Vegas to Talks@Google and his home-town, Sunnyvale, in the heart of Silicon Valley.

Bill Belew is the owner of the Content Marketing Expert forum. (http://forum.billbelew.com/signup) <= Meetup Members can join for FREE.

He is the author of the best-read series How to Blog for Money and Traffic (http://billbelew.com/blog/how-to-blog-for-traffic/) online, six published books and one university textbook with Kendall Hunt Publishing (http://www.kendallhunt.com/belew/).

Join to participate in live Meetups with Bill Belew.


At the San Francisco / San Jose Bay Area Start Up Basics Meetup we will discuss fundamentals that all businesses must understand from getting 'off the ground' to successful flipping, IPO or franchising.

Getting a well trafficked web presence.

ROI for good marketing and sales.

Effective Networking and more.

Got business fundamentals down?

Upcoming events (4)

[ONLINE EVENT] Expand Your Business Network – Houston, TX & Bay Area, CA

Online event: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIvdOyurj0jHN3-SYnf_WDJB9EA7zYDB9p9 In support of all of you who only want the best in these extreme times: • Want to stay active in business during this virus situation? • Want to reach people in both Houston, TX & Bay Area, CA? • Want to reach people in the other city who may have connections for business in your own city? • Want to reach out to other people like you who are strategic enough to stay connected in times like these? • Want to meet others who want to collaborate, network, learn and grow? In this epic online event, you will get the opportunity to expand your reach and get ahead of your competition in thinking, operating and networking outside ‘the box' of your own locality. We promote this event to more than 10,000 people in Houston, TX and more than 30,000 people in the Bay Area of CA. Agenda will depend on the number of people attending. We believe that both smaller groups and large attendances are both equally good for networking. Smaller groups give the opportunity to connect deeply. Big events give more opportunities and you have to be selective in which you choose. We will cater our agenda to both possibilities. From our experience, we have found this flexibility to be a good solid 'feel good' approach. Organized by Julie Parker who leads our Houston consortium of business networkers and Sandra Hughes / Sunil Bhaskaran who lead the Silicon Valley consortium - three people who bring at least a combined 6 decades of business experience and organizational ability. We are committed to doing these events and expanding our reach to other cities as we grow on a weekly basis. Please join us now in this event to experience the opportunities and the good feeling that comes from doing what is right and expansive for ourselves, for our business and lives. We look forward to seeing you at this ONLINE event, Julie, Sandra, and Sunil, Organizers

Adapt & Win in this New Business Environment: Supercharge Yourself and Your Biz

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A ZOOM WEBINAR! REGISTER IN ADVANCE FOR THIS WEBINAR: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0rdeqtpjsrGNawhaFaBIpu7PS_UhS5rB7e AFTER YOU REGISTER, YOU WILL RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION EMAIL ABOUT JOINING THE MEETING! This time of uncertainty comes with both concern and an opportunity to reposition, strengthen and supercharge your business future. In this webinar, we will show you new thinking and steps to not only adapt to these conditions but to create foundations to forge ahead in the near future. What you will gain from this training led by Sandra Hughes and Sunil Bhaskaran: 1) Secrets to elevating yourself above the competition 2) Opportunities in this new economy to expand your reach 3) How to make this sustainable for the long term 4) Easy Actions to Take Now Learn these concrete steps and actions to independently realize your dreams of being a business leader and visionary in your community whilst equipping yourself with the tools that other experienced business people have learned the hard way. PLEASE NOTE THAT BY SIGNING UP FOR THIS EVENT YOU ARE AGREEING THAT YOUR EMAIL GO ON OUR EMAIL LISTS. DON’T FORGET TO REGISTER: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0rdeqtpjsrGNawhaFaBIpu7PS_UhS5rB7e Look forward to seeing you soon! Sandra Hughes and Sunil Bhaskaran, Organizers

Digital Marketing Strategies for Startups to produce Momentum, Sales & Revenue

This is an online webinar. Please click here to register OR use this link to get on the link when we are about to start https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/1515901971208/WN_DdZNY681RceFWQHpovRXSQ The key to effective and results-driven marketing strategy is the perfect integration of relevance, timeliness, and value. In this webinar you gain the following: - Relevance: How to choose the most impactful channel for your business - Time: The must do things to put you on the map, before it is too late - Value: What does digital marketing actually mean and how can you take advantage at an early stage Please RSVP asap to reserve your spot! Click on this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/1515901971208/WN_DdZNY681RceFWQHpovRXSQ See you soon! Sneha Lundia, Organizer

Business Growth Networking: Success, Momentum & Profits As We Adapt

NOTE: This is an ONLINE educational and business networking event. You must click the link below to register in advance for this meeting. After registering you’ll receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcqce-pqjsrH9VtblDjjHW-y2161pK8-utU Now is the time for vision, innovation and leadership. The disruption taking place today puts you in a unique position to capitallze on the shift. Changes that you make today can leverage you well into the next decade ... if you take the time to connect, learn and reflect on important points we will present. In this educational and networking event, you will: -Meet like-minded business leaders who are open and excited to expand their network and build win-win relationships. -Participate in strategy involving How to Adapt for Business Success, Momentum and Profits. -Gain contacts to be successful during this big shift. The Agenda 1. Welcome and Introductions 2. Presentations from your hosts. 3. Online breakout room “problem solving” 4. Roundtable introductions to all - share your offer and ask. 4. Wrap up and next steps. NOTE: This is an online educational and business networking event. Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcqce-pqjsrH9VtblDjjHW-y2161pK8-utU After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. PLEASE NOTE THAT BY REGISTERING YOU ARE AGREEING TO OUR PUTTING YOUR EMAIL ON OUR LISTS. We look forward to seeing you online at our event! Warmly, Sandra Hughes, Luci Gabel and Sunil Bhaskaran

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