From the Editor – March 2008 issue of eBiz Insider magazine. Download the complete issue as a PDF by clicking here.
My fatigues are in the wash and my cammo tux is at the dry cleaners. No, I’m not journeying to a foreign land to entertain the troops USO style, I’m getting ready for another e-commerce Boot Camp which is being held May 21 – 23 in Wilkes-Barre, PA. It’s time for my occasional sales pitch in this space. I make no apology for it—these Boot Camps have paid dividends beyond what we ever expected!
We do these several times a year and like a fine wine, they get better with age. Our May Boot Camp will feature sessions on TRUST-commerce, Value Selling, Social and Viral Marketing, Web Personalization, Search Marketing and sessions on new features, site deconstruction and more. The Solid Cactus staff of experts will be on hand to present and some of our partners will be showing off what they can do to help improve your business.
The sessions are designed to teach—that’s fine. However, the most valuable part of Boot Camp is the networking and interaction that occurs between the dozens of e-commerce store owners who attend each session. Pam Macharola from BlairCandy.com attended two of our Boot Camps and recently shared her thoughts on a popular e-commerce forum.
“Solid Cactus Boot Camp is made up of people from everywhere. Some have big stores, some have little stores, and some are just thinking about having a store. You basically are with them all day and night sharing your stories both good and bad, and have the opportunity to learn a lot of things up close and personal. You can’t put a price tag on this event!”
In addition to all the learning, we have plenty of fun…. and we eat plenty of food. As Pam put it, “they feed you morning noon and night so you also could gain weight at this event.” There’s plenty of time for you to schedule one-on-one time with any Solid Cactus staffer. We also provide the opportunity to tour the “Solid Cactus Technology Center.” We’ll be moving into our new headquarters in late March.
Take a moment to go to https://bootcamp.solidcactus.com and check out the session schedule, evening activities and rate information. If you have any questions about Boot Camp, drop me an email at email@example.com, otherwise, I hope to see you in May!