90 S. Park Victoria Drive
Milpitas, California 95035

Our featured guest is MB Deans managing partner of Douglas Partners (http://douglas-partners.com/). Today, LinkedIn profiles are so important we look forward to a lively discussion with MB Deans on building a winning on-line profile.

Effective on-line profiles, are so important because:

* Prospects/potential partners will check before they make contact
* Testimonials that are posted have authenticated sources
* It's a convenient mechanism for reconnecting with old co-workers and other contacts

MB has 20 years experience as a consultant and entrepreneur. She is currently CEO and Managing Partner of Douglas Partners, a HR consulting firm focused on career transition issues faced by working professionals. MB has an MS in Computer Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a BS in Biochemistry from Rutgers College.

Douglas Partners offers hands-on workshops for those looking at job and career changes. MB's informative and practical advice on self-promotion, network building and rekindling relationships is useful to entrepreneurs as well. MB is a frequent speaker on career planning and on-line networks in Silicon Valley.

Theresa Shafer, Product Planning Engineer at SKMurphy, recently attended a "I'm on LinkedIn, Now What?" workshop. She comments, "In Silicon Valley I think that your LinkedIn profile is as important as your website in making the right impression on potential clients, partners, and future team members. A great LinkedIn profile can increase your visibility. The workshop was chock full of tips: in addition to good feedback from the instructor and other attendees, I appreciated the time to revise my profile."

Bootstrappers Breakfasts are for founders of early stage software startups. It is a chance to compare notes on operational, development, and business issues with peers. These breakfasts were designed for entrepreneurs to share ideas and leverage thoughts with other folks who are serious about growing their business.

Cost of breakfast + tip.

Official Website: http://www.bootstrappersbreakfast.com

Added by FullCalendar on February 23, 2009