Monday, September 14, 2009

Fall Business Women Online Expo - Vendors Wanted

I am so excited to announce the First Annual Fall Business Women Online Expo, sponsored by yours truly! I am so looking forward to a successful event that I'm already planning another one in the Spring and don't want to waste another minute without giving you all the details. There's a lot to read, but don't miss a word :).

First and foremost to have FUN!...that's what Girls Night Out is all about. Secondly the Expo is to promote and expose all those awesome women business owners out on the blogosphere just in time for the holiday's. You'll be able to promote your business, gain some new followers and customers, discover some other awesome business women, and network, just in time for the holiday's!

The Event:
The event will start right here on Girls Night Out Saturday, September 26th at Midnight! All participants names will be listed in the sidebar leading up to the event and beyond. On the start of the event you will visit this blog, and begin clicking and visiting the blog links that will be listed on the right side. Have fun reading their posts that will introduce you to their business, check out the rest of their blog if you have time, then leave a comment, letting them know you were there and follow if you have an interest so that you can follow back up later. Once you finish with your first blog, then you'll visit your next and on and on the weekend goes. In return, all other participants will do the same. Don't worry, you won't be pressured to visit ALL blogs in two days. I'll leave the links up for a while, to allow everyone time to visit, and I'll be creating a separate post later with links to all participants as a Holiday Gift Shopping Guide! Are you getting excited?? There's more....

Post Contents:
You'll be able to do some selfless promotion on this weekend and not feel guilty! Post a blog entry that introduces visitors to you and your business or craft. Post photos, videos, links, giveaways', contests whatever you like, but most of all just have fun with it!

What Makes it Work?
What's going to make this weekend a success is everyone's participation. If you post your business, PLEASE take the time to fully participate by visiting all the blogs.

I'll be promoting this event like crazy, and I'll need for you to do the same. Post to Facebook, twitter, Myspace, stumbleUpon, social networks, blog entries, Martha Stewart, Oprah Winfrey (LOL) friends and family, media..the more the merrier! You'll need to grab a badge or two and post to your blog or anywhere else linking it back to this post. If enough of us post or email some of these big names, we may really get noticed!! (another thought just popped into my head, but later) I'll also be posting a separate post again announcing the event as soon as I get a few businesses to list.

If you submit your link, you must have an Expo listed on your site by Saturday. If you do not have a post, I'l be removing your link.

How to Participate:
1. please send an email to [ bwoe_info @ yahoo . com]. In the subject heading please enter FALL EXPO. Include in the email, your full name, business name and full blog link. Wherever you email me from, this will be where you receive updates about the event.

2. Grab a badge and place on your blog and link it back to Girls Night Out. Once I have the promotion post posted, I'll email all participants so that you can change the link in the badge to that particular post and promote the event.

3. In your final Post on September 26th..please title your post Fall Business Women Online Expo - Booth #___ . Your booth number will be listed by your business name on the right, just like a real expo! Also, post the larger badge at the top of your post the day of the event.

4. If you do any type of contest or giveaway, I might suggest you extend the entry deadline past Sunday, for those who may not be able to get to all the blogs that weekend.

5. Try to leave your post up at least through Sunday, so that it is quickly visible when the mass will be visiting.

That's it for now...Let do this GNO Style!!

When I'm not hosting Girls Night Out, you can find me creating jewelry at


  1. Information Sent. Button added to blog! Thks for sponsoring/coordinating. rita w

  2. What a super idea! I'd love to participate, but I'm incredibly busy getting ready for a huge weeklong show that ends on the 26th. I'll be ready for the next one, though! I will definitely stop by and look at as many of the participants blogs as I can.

  3. I definitely want to participate, Dee! I'll send you an email with my info right now! Thank you!

  4. What a great idea Dee!! I honestly don't know where you find the time to do all that you do! I wish I could participate in this awesome event-- it sounds like it's going to be a lot of fun! But I'm actually going to be out of town that weekend. Next time!

  5. Woohoo, I love a GNO! I can post it on the Jeweler's Showcase, the traffic has been great!

    You may need a pain pill after all this work, LOL.

  6. Rita,
    I'm going to need something, LOL. Glad you all are excited, I'm pretty psyched too!

  7. Yeh,
    What a great idea.I am excited. Kind o new to all these, so it might take a little while for me to gulp all this. But I am sure going to join. Thanks,Dee. Dita

  8. Dear Dee,
    I did post it in my blog at, and gave a link back to Girl's night out, but I don't have the expo # yet. I am going to e mail you too. As I said I'm a bit slow to these things. But I am darn interested for sure. You are doing a great thing for us. Great idea. Dita.

  9. I'm like Dita...I'm really new to all of this, but I'm so excited about it!
    I'll try to do all the steps and get it set up correctly. If I mess it up I'll write back!
    Thanks for the opportunity,

  10. Dear Dee,

    This is a great idea, I have sent you an email and added the button to my blog. All the best for the expo I will be sure to log on and check out the links.

    Tania Carling

  11. Great idea! I would love to participate and will post on my blog in the next day. thanks!

  12. Great idea! My email is being composed right now. I can't wait to visit all the others, too!

  13. What if you do not have a blog? How do you get one? I have a website and I have facebook and twitter. I am tech challenged.

  14. Hi Everyone, thanks for sending in your information...everyone who has sent, should be posted.

  15. Hi Aileen,
    You can get a free blog with blogger. go to and sign up for your free account. It will walk you through the steps. I wish I could give you more guidance, but I'm also preparing for a show along with all of this. But blogger is pretty user friendly I bet you could get something up in two days. Blogging is great for your business, you'll be hooked in no time...good luck.

  16. E-mail sent, blog written, waiting to get a booth number!

  17. Darn, I found you too late - I'm 5 minutes from Midnight Saturday in my time zone. I'm going to follow your blog so I don't miss it next time.
    Looking forward to visiting the participants.

  18. Wow - I made it to all the booths! After only 4 hours!LOL!! There was only one I had trouble with getting on her website or being able to log into leave a comment - so I'll return to her tomorrow and try to follow up.
    Thanks for such a great 'expo' - met lots of wonderful ladies and am bookmarking all the wonderful sites and blogs!
    Michelle Buettner
    MiShel Designs

  19. Dee, you are a busy and inventive lady. I'm so absorbed in my two businesses I can't participate, but would if time would allow. I did look at your etsy jewelry. I like your designs. If you need really good quality tagua, try my bead business, Fair trade "practice" business, meaning I don't want to spend the time and $$$$$$$ for certification. Once again, thanks for the offer. Dennise @


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