Attending business conferences allows you to meet new colleagues within your industry, business environment or niche. They also allow you to socialize with those who may end up being your close partners, suppliers, peers — and sometimes customers, as well.
While at BlogWorld and New Media Expo in Los Angeles recently, I happened to meet a small business owner who is both a blogger and podcaster. Although he was wheelchair-ridden, he was a very interesting entrepreneur who had been struggling to grow his business.
So this episode of The Struggling Entrepreneur now brings you the story of Darrell Hyatt of the firm enablingabilities.com . It marks the struggles of an entrepreneur who is trying to get awareness, exposure and recognition by his target audiences–the senior users and those with disabilities.
Although we may have what is referred to as a “premium ticket” to attend all the sessions, lectures, panels, presentations, etc., of the conference, sometimes the biggest value for us is to meet our peers and colleagues informally and learn from the dialogue and conversation that results with an exchange of information or learning about resources available to our niche that may give us a competitive differential advantage.
So it was with Darrell Hyatt.
As you will hear in this very short audio episode, Darrell finds more value in sharing tips and resources during the informal “networking” areas and sessions than in the actual scheduled premium presentations.
Originally from Canada, Darrell is trying to expand his base of subscribers to the U.S. and assist those with disabilities by providing value in the tech field with skills-transfer in the use of various electronic tools.
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