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Career, Business & Marketing Reception Wed. Dec. 18 1-3pm. With $1000s in prizes.

We’re giving back this holiday season.  I’m putting together a reception with a few friends to help local jobseekers and businesses.  It’s an informal occasion to meet me, our software company’s new Director of Sales, Maria Tago, and others to explore full or part-time job opportunities, get career advice, steer DallasBlue next year, increase your business sales, and supercharge your marketing.  Plus we’re giving away thousands of dollars in prizes.  Come say hello!

Career, Business & Marketing Reception
Wednesday December 18 1-3pm
Ultima Real Estate, 5339 Alpha, Suite 120, Dallas, TX 75240 map


Learn and talk about:


Career and income opportunities


Real Estate

Sales and Marketing

Register now!

Registration is not required to attend this complimentary event.  However it is required to enter the sweepstakes if you won’t be there. Prizes include 6 months Revenue Typhoon set up and service ($900 value), Sales Assessment ($297 value), Career Coaching Session ($100 value), and ten DallasMeet Wine Tasting tickets ($25 value each).


Win $39,000 in prizes with Blue and MyCEO

Added 8-15. Originally $19,000 in prizes.  Now up to $39,000!  Newly added – The top prize is a Private Jet Experience with America’s Business Expert and Superspeaker Bill Walsh. The package includes a complimentary ticket to the Success Conference on November 8-10, 2013 in Los Angeles plus a VIP Private Jet Experience to Las Vegas on November 10th and a room for the night in Las Vegas!




DallasBlue has partnered  with the MyCEO Convention to promote entrepreneurs and business in DFW.  I’ll be speaking Saturday August 17 at 3:45pm on Engineer Your Marketing for Scalable Sales: Four Secrets to Ensuring Regular Repeatable Rising Revenues.

Convention speakers, including me, are giving away 83 prizes worth over $19,000 of workshop and event tickets, courses, coaching, consulting, DVDs, CDs, and books!  You don’t have to be an attendee to register (although you may have to pay shipping for hard products if you’re not there).  Enter the MyCEO Convention Sweepstakes. Sweepstakes closes Saturday August 17 at midnight CT.


Can we invest in you? Or would you prefer a free iPad2?

I’m excited to announce I’ve joined BAE Workshop and Investments as a Managing Director. CEO Ralph Patterson just flew into Dallas two weeks ago to keynote the DallasBlue Funding workshop.

Ralph and fellow investors designed BAE Workshop as a unique funding accelerator for new and serial entrepreneurs.  We don’t waste your time with office  space, consultants, seminars, or networking.  You bring the killer  concept, prototype, and team.  We bring the blueprint for fundraising success.  All our programs are strictly focused on increasing your  Investability.  BAE Workshop makes your venture an easy decision for  angel and VC investors.

BAE Workshop features eight weekly sessions in the Bay Area and personal coaching to get your business plan and presentation materials fully investor-ready. Then we personally introduce you and  go with you to meet angel and VC investors.

Your venture needs money.  We help you get it.  It’s truly that simple.  Can we invest in you to prove it?  Accepted ventures typically receive $5,000 in seed capital.  That more than pays the $1,000 workshop fee.

Start the application now.  Send your Executive Summary to  for our May 18th Workshop.

There is just one catch.  Our first Workshop is in the SF Bay Area.  If you’re not located there, you’ll have to wait until we expand to additional locations later this year!

Not a fit (yet) for BAE Workshop? Please forward this page to your Northern California contacts.  Plus we have a fabulous consolation prize – an iPad2.

DallasBlue partner EFactor is the largest entrepreneur social network and sponsored our recent Funding Workshop.  They’re celebrating their one million member milestone with an iPad2 contest.  To enter just send a tweet with hashtag #1MeFactor.  Check contest rules for more info.

DallasJingle Thur Dec. 2 – New Lower Pricing, Tweet for Free Tickets

We wanted to avoid serving you a turkey.  So we‘ve made it even easier to join us at the Thursday December 2 DallasJingle Charity Holiday Megaparty benefiting the Hoffen Foundation for Kids. Thanks to the support of Duke’s Original Roadhouse, we’ve dropped the price to just $15 or $25 for you and a friend.

We also are giving away a pair of tickets.  To enter, just post a tweet that contains “#DallasJingle Charity Holiday Megaparty Dec. 2” by Tuesday noon.

Duke's Original RoadhouseDonor Spotlight: Duke’s Original Roadhouse. Duke’s is Great Food, Great Fun, 100% American.  Take it from Deena, an online reviewer – “Duke is a Kick a*s joint to go to …. Every time me and my friends go there we have an excellent time, we even have a secret handshake w/ one of the bouncers….. shout outs to Clint the DJ. He is awesome and play all types of music that fits each ethnic background.”

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.  But first … Sign up now for our new lower pricing! Your donation gets you all this and more.

  • A free drink with drink specials all night at Duke’s
  • Appetizer buffet
  • Rockin’ DJ
  • Door prizes

Charity Holiday Megaparty @
Thursday December 2, 7-11pm
Duke’s Original Roadhouse, Addison
4180 Belt Line Road, Just west of Midway on the south side of Belt Line

Registration – $15 Online, $25 for Two Online, $20 Door

Register now!

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Win free ticket to DallasBlue Jan 25 Networking party

Win a free ticket to our party! One random entry will be selected from entries by Saturday 5pm.  There two ways to enter:

  1. Retweet our Twitter message “Win free ticket to DallasBlue Jan 25 SaaSy Networking party: @LinkDaddy”
  2. Enter online and include WinSaaSParty in the Comments field.

Networking Monday. Our Fat Tuesday networking this month is on Monday, January 25th 5-8pm.   Bring your friends and coworkers. Come relax, have a drink, enjoy great food, win a door prize, and meet other executives and professionals in person ready to learn about and help you!

This month we learn about one of the hottest areas of technology & the Internet – cloud computing or SaaS (Software as a Service) from speaker Rich Chapman of Softletter.

Join DallasBluers like Tom Phillips, the master writer of Effective Agreements, Mark Royal of web solutions provider The Deyo Group, Richard Gonzales of partner Buvelo, and Ike Ahmed with call center outsourcer FSD Solutions,

The party is hosted by Visual Image Fine Art Publishing at  14320 Midway Rd, Dallas.  Early registration pricing of $15, which includes the program, drink, and appetizers, has been extended through Friday.  Get more info or Sign up now at

SAASy Dallas: Win marketing report, conference discount

I have a special offer if you’re involved with (or even just interested in) SAAS (Software as a service), on demand and Cloud services, or web-based services in general.  Softletter is the leader in SAAS research and education. I was thrilled to learn their conference is coming to Dallas January 26-28. I’ve worked with them to provide two exciting promotions.

First, we’re giving away one complimentary copy of the Softletter SAAS Marketing Report, a $500 value. Enter here by January 15. Include “WinSAASMarketingReport” in the Comments field.

Second, I’m going to be at the conference and invite you to join me. I have arranged a $100 discount for our readers. This brings the two day conference price down to only $695 if you sign up by January 4. You can also use the coupon to save on their combined conference/workshop sessions. To snasg the $100 discount, enter coupon code BLUESAVE100 in the promo code field at the bottom of the initial signup form. Get more info or  Register now!

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Win a free ticket to the Dec. 10 Blue Holiday Party & Charity Auction

The Blue Holiday Party & Celebrity Auction is our big event of the year.  It’s $30 at the door or it could be free for you … and it includes lunch!

Win a free Ticket

You can enter two different ways …  or even through both methods  (but just once!)  The 5th total entry wins.

A. Tweet it.

  1. If you’re on Twitter, follow Marc Freedman, Your LinkDaddy
  2. Retweet our Party tweet or tweet this –  Dec 10 Blue Holiday Party – charity auction, Gotcha! present, FREE biz portrait & more. @LinkDaddy #DallasBlue

B. Auction it.

  1. Participate in the charity auction as a bidder or seller.
  2. Send email to with subject “Free Party Contest.”  In the body indicate the the item and price of your bid or the item you’re selling.

About the event

The Blue Holiday Party & Charity Auction is our top event of the year and is held at a gorgeous art gallery. Our holiday cheer features a number of fun and engaging activities.

  • Charity auction benefiting The Family Place, the top DFW family violence service provider, and the North Texas Food Bank.  Bid online now (we’re just starting to add items), bid at the party, or both!
  • PresentationGotcha! CEOs and Managers Just Like You Are Going To Jail Every Day. Ouch, learn what managers and business managers HAVE to know!
  • Free Services. Get a business portrait, massage, door prizes, and more!
  • Great Networking. Last but not least our events present great opportunities to mingle with the top business pros in DFW. Bring your friends and coworkers. Come relax, enjoy our food and drink, win a door prize, and meet other executives and professionals in person ready to learn about and help you!

Visual Image Fine Art logoThursday December 10, 11am-2pm
Blue Holiday Party & Charity Auction
Hosted by Visual Image Fine Art Publishing, Dallas
14320 Midway Rd, Suite 300, Dallas

Info & registration:

Online auction (bid now!):

Business Social Networks: The Next Generation, Tue Nov 10 – Win a free ticket


  1. Follow Marc Freedman, Your LinkDaddy, on Tweeter
  2. Be the 5th person to tweet – RT @LinkDaddy See new DFW ventures – Business Social Networks: Next Generation, Richardson Tue Nov 10 #DallasBlue


Which DFW company will be the next LinkedIn?


LinkedIn pioneered social networks for business. It has grown to dominate the market with 50 million members and a valuation over $1 billion. A new generation of ventures promises advanced technologies and services that leapfrog LinkedIn and develop new ways for executives, professionals, and small business owners to search, be found, contact one another, share documents, and conduct business.

Patrick Robbins Come learn about exciting DFW startups and where business social networking is heading from our panel of CEOs.

Patrick Robbins, CEO, SalesBook. Use the SalesBook social network to find and share leads, influence your clients’ purchase process, manage communications, and build credibility as a thought leader and trusted advisor in your industry.

Lee Blaylock Lee Blaylock, CEO, WhoDoYou KnowAt. The WhoDoYouKnow private contact management service enables you to share your contacts with five different contact access levels, from total sharing with your closest colleagues to anonymity with remote contacts.

Steve Gallegos Steve Gallegos, CEO, WhoYa. WhoYa is an invitation-only community of business owners, who receive personal introductions to thousands of warm market consumers…weekly!

Register now


Wednesdays 11:45am-1:45pm, Fridays 12pm – 1:30pm
Tribe Blue for Entrepreneurs
Requires application
Powerful venture consulting, coaching, and support … in an affordable format

Tuesday November 10, 11:30am – 1:30pm
Business Social Networks – The Next Generation
Hosted by Haynes and Boone, Richardson
2505 N. Plano Road, Suite 4000 at E. Lookout
Presenters Patrick Robbins, CEO, SalesBook, Lee Blaylock, CEO, WhoDoYouKnowAt, Steve Gallegos, CEO, WhoYa

Tuesday November 17, 5-8pm
Fat Tuesday Business Networking and LinkedIn Party
Location To Be Announced
LinkedIn Extravaganza! Details to come

Win a Free Ticket to DallasBlue Networking Party Tue Oct 27


  1. Follow Marc Freedman  on Tweeter –
  2. Be the 2nd person to tweet the following – RT @LinkDaddy Free Business Photo & Massages! #DallasBlue Networking Party Tue Oct 27 5-8pm in Dallas


You only get one chance to make an impression.  You are what people see – in business on your web site, blog, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter – and socially on dating sites.  Presidents have portraits.  You can too.  Do you have a current professional high quality business photo to make that great impression?

If not, it’s free and part of the goodies we have for you at the Oct 27 Fat Tuesday Networking and LinkedIn Party hosted by Visual Image Fine Art Publishing.

Sign up now! Early registration has been extended through Friday.  It’s been reduced to only $5 for Tribe and Gold members and $10 for everyone else!

Visual Image Fine Art logoThe party continues our Social Networking theme this month.

  • The short presentation is on social media branding with “You Are What You Tweet.”
  • Visual Image Fine Art Publishing will be taking high quality business photos in their studio for your networking and business profiles.
  • Park Central Chiropractic will be back with free massages.
  • Experience Power networking with Professional introductions, Electronic business cards, and Free promotion in Blue.`
  • As always, enjoy food, drink, and door prizes, and making new business connections.

Register now at

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Fat TuesdayTuesday October 27, 5-8pm
Fat Tuesday Business Networking and LinkedIn Party
Hosted by Visual Image Fine Art Publishing, Dallas
14320 Midway Rd, Suite 300, Dallas

Win a free lunch & ticket to The Best Things in Life are Free: Social Media

Today your customers are not just online, they’re finding and talking to one another on social networks like LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. Blue presents an exciting slate of seminars and parties the next two months in Dallas that quickly bring you up to speed in this new arena to help you and your business. Learn how to get started with social media. Get tips on being a LinkedIn pro. See hot new DFW startups. And of course do your own networking with Blue and our members.  View a summary of upcoming events here.


Social media started with email groups 15 years ago and then exploded with blogs ten years ago. It’s only getting hotter as social networks, microblogs, and video become standard business tools with names like Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and YouTube. Social media are a proven channel to promote your brand, build trust, and create interest in your product. They’re customer-centric and empowering. Social media are conducive to viral marketing and so can lead to powerful exposure … at virtually no cost except your time.

Our seminar delivers everything you need to know to get started NOW! Get more info and register at


The fifth person to tweet the seminar or email or text me with code “Tweet4FreeLunchOct20” wins free lunch at the seminar. Hey, it may take five hours or five days for five reponses.  So don’t be shy and enter!

Recommended tweet:

RT @LinkDaddy. Check out The Best Things in Life Are Free: Social Media. DallasBlue seminar Tue Oct 20 11:30am Addison.


I’m open to your recommendations for techniques and URLs to better use Twitter or any social media.  Write me at with your best shots.


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