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Want More Website Traffic and Sales? Come to our SEO Networking Seminar!

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Thursday, April 26 from 5:30 – 8:00 pm
WorkBar Arlington, 1167 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington

Co-hosted by Arlington Entrepreneurs and WorkBar Arlington

Fee: $15.00 per person
AE Premium and WorkBar Arlington members are free

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Your website is the virtual door to your business, whether or not you’re online. It needs to stand out from the millions of other websites out there. It’s not enough to create a current, nice looking site. You need to attract potential new customers to your website and then keep them there long enough to make a sale. You also need to stay on the radar of search engines like Google and Bing.

SEO-graphicSEO – search engine optimization – is crucial to achieving these goals. Join us at WorkBar Arlington on April 26th for an introduction to SEO tools and tactics by Mike Grossman, MSE (Mike Grossman Consulting). Mike will also be covering advertising fundamentals as they apply to SEO.

This seminar will cover such topics as:

  • What is SEO and how does it work?
  • Suggestions for website improvement from the standpoint of SEO
  • An introduction to website analytics
  • Getting started with advertising

Mike will demonstrate some websites that are well optimized, along with some which aren’t. He’ll talk about the features that help to optimize websites. He’ll also talk about features that detract from your site’s online visibility.

Learn how to take a quantitative approach to your website. In the process you’ll be helping to drive traffic and allocate your advertising budget to your website’s most profitable pages.

Join us on April 26 and learn how to Increase your ranking on search engines like Google, drive customers to your website and help boost your online sales! There’ll be plenty of opportunities to network before and after the presentation, and to talk to Mike about your own website.

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Want a taste of what’s to come? Check out our recent podcast on Search Engine Optimization with Mike!

May Networking Seminar: The Essential Tech Tools to Run Your Business

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Wednesday, May 17 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Workbar Arlington, 1167 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington
Parking and refreshments available

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Fee: $20.00 per person. $10.00 per person for AE Premium members.
Event co-hosted by Arlington Entrepreneurs and Workbar Arlington

Join us in May for Arlington Entrepreneurs’s first Networking Seminar of 2017! Do some networking, nibble on some appetizers and then get ready for a presentation by AE member and productivity expert Marina Darlow.

The Right Tools

Marina will help take your business into the stratosphere with the latest and greatest tech. Learn how to choose the right tools for managing your business: time management, communications, information management, and sales.

Have a question about a tool, or a general productivity challenge? Send us an email beforehand (margy AT arlingtonentrepreneurs DOT org) and we’ll address it in this seminar.

Get more information and register here.
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Marina Darlow is the founder of Vision Framework. She helps heart-centered entrepreneurs clear the chaos in their business and life, by putting systems in place for managing money, time, people and information. The results allow her clients to get 10-20 more productive hours a week, along with bigger paychecks and fewer stress-fueled breakdowns. Visit her website and connect with her on Arlington Entrepreneurs. You’ll be glad you did

Save the Date For A Very Special Event!

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Arlington Entrepreneurs Networking Night at WorkBar
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 from 6-8 pm
WorkBar Arlington, 1167 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA
(in the mill building complex behind Mirak Hyundai)

workbar logoArlington Entrepreneurs is rolling out the red carpet for WorkBar Arlington, a new co-working space for folks just like us. Start the new year in a new place. We’ll have food and drink available, along with ongoing tours. We’ll also be introducing some new AE membership benefits. Need a professional place to work, hold meetings or conduct workshops? Now we have one, right in town!

Admission is free and there’s plenty of parking. Space is limited, however. Please RSVP below to reserve your spot:

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One Step Closer to Reality

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We’re a week away from WorkBar Arlington’s grand opening. At last, a place to work, hold meetings and keep it professional. Arlington Entrepreneurs is working closely with WorkBar to bring their services to our community. Stay tuned for further developments!

Getting Ready to Kick Back

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I don’t know about you, but I’m tired. After a hellacious winter, a broiling summer and a late-coming fall, I’m ready for some feasting and gift-giving in the cold and snow. Arlington Entrepreneurs will be taking December to relax and have fun, also get ready for all the new stuff that’s going to be flying your way in 2016.

Before that, though, please join us for our last networking and socializing event of 2015: the AE Pre-Holiday Happy Hour. It’ll take place on Thursday, November 19 at the Menotomy Grill and Tavern. More information and an RSVP are right here: let’s party!

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We’ll have our usual get-back-on-track networking session in late January or early February, only this time it’ll be held at Arlington’s brand spanking new co-working center! We’re also working on developing some new user groups. For example, there’s a group for those of you who would like to stay  healthy (and sane) called The Healthy Entrepreneur. We’ve got a mindfulness workshop in the making for that group, thanks to AE member Leah Gilbert. We’re also putting together a group for women entrepreneurs, hosted by Debra Woog of Connect2. Be on the lookout for some interesting developments there. AE member Andrew Winig has also launched a group called Trusted Advisors, which helps people with their marketing and communication challenges.

Please do visit Arlington Entrepreneurs, visit and/or join a group, make some new connections and browse our membership. Let me know if you need  help logging in or creating a new account.

WorkBar is Coming to Arlington!

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Coming to Arlington!

Workbar, Boston’s original coworking company, in collaboration with Mirak Properties of Arlington, MA, will open its fourth location in a historic mill building at 1167 Massachusetts Ave in Arlington. Workbar Arlington will occupy 5000 square feet and feature full coworking amenities, including high-speed Internet, meeting rooms and printing.

To learn more and to pre-register for membership, please visit us online at http://info.workbar.com/arlington.

Members of Workbar Arlington will enjoy a range of memberships crafted to support entrepreneurs, independent professionals and remote workers, as well a strong community enhanced by events, programming and skill sharing.

1167 Massachusetts Ave is a historic mill dating to the 1850’s and easily accessible by auto and public transit as well as the Minuteman Commuter Bikeway. The building and its surrounding landscape are being renovated to accommodate state of the art energy systems, including high efficiency windows and doors, solar panels, geothermal energy, and enhanced green space, all while remaining sensitive to the mill’s historic design.

Workbar, which launched in Downtown Boston in 2009, provides both community and convenience for its members. The ten coworking locations in the Workbar Network, including six partner spaces, provide Massachusetts entrepreneurs with quality locations near where they live, a strong regional community, and the option to work from any space in the Network.

“Arlington is a natural location for Workbar. Because so many small businesses and independent professionals are here in town, we see tons of potential for coworking,” said Bill Jacobson, CEO & Founder of Workbar. “With high tech neighbors like Glance Networks, Sunbug Solar, Spy Pond Partners and Media Electric, we are in good company in a great building.”

The Town of Arlington has shown a strong commitment to innovation and coworking, sponsoring informational sessions and panel discussions over the past two years, and will host, in partnership with the Arlington Chamber of Commerce and Arlington Entrepreneurs, a coworking information session on October 21st at 7pm at Town Hall (in the Lyons Hearing Room).

“Educating residents on new ways of working is an important part of our planning and economic development mission,” says Ted Fields, Economic Development Planner in the Department of Planning and Community Development. “Anyone interested in exploring coworking or other innovative office use is welcome to attend. Please contact 781-316-3095 or tfields@town.arlington.ma.us for more information about this event.”

Jill Mirak, vice president of Mirak Properties and project manager for the Workbar renovation, echoed Fields’ opinion. “We are delighted to join forces with Workbar in this 21st Century business of coworking.”

About Workbar

Workbar is a network of shared, coworking office spaces for all business types – including startups, independent professionals, small businesses, and remote teams from large enterprises. Along with diverse and productive work environments, events, and programming, Workbar fosters a vibrant community of 800 members from over 500 different companies. Started in 2009, Workbar has thus far grown to three coworking centers, with Arlington joining as the fourth, and nine regional network spaces throughout the Greater Boston area, including the UMass Lowell iHub, Running Start in Worcester, Work Station in Cohasset, the Framingham State University Entrepreneur Innovation Center, Fields Corner Business Lab in Dorchester, and Groundwork! in New Bedford, as well as industry specific Centers of Excellence in Adtech, with Mullen Lowe, fintech with DCU, and Health Innovation, with IHI.

About Mirak Properties

Incorporated in 1932 by John Mirak, an immigrant from Armenia, and now in its third generation, Mirak Properties has grown into a Greater Boston real estate enterprise with commercial, industrial, office and residential developments in Arlington, Boston, Winthrop, Malden and Everett. The company is headed by Bob Mirak and his daughters, Jill and Jennifer Mirak, and has ties with Mirak Chevrolet and Mirak Hyundai. The Mirak family has a philanthropic arm, the John Mirak Foundation, which supports local charities as well as those in Armenia.