JOIN US for a live twitter chat about small business and how to get recognition and attention for your business. This chat is a part of a series of twitter chats on topics of value to all small businesses. You can join in at 3:30 p.m. EST (12:30PM on the West Coast) on Thursday November 20th by following the hashtag #YSBAnswers. The first one was on the topic "Market Research: Set your business up for success". You can see a recap here: Recap of Live Twitter Chat about Market Research for Small Business. The second was about Diversity and embracing diversity for success in business. A third was on the topic of Small Business Basics and our most recent one was on Small Business and Community.
We will be talking with Jonathan Hirshon. Called 'The Guru of Silicon Valley' by BusinessWeek, Jonathan is the principal of Horizon Communications, one of Silicon Valley's premier high-tech PR agencies.
Through this unique combination of technical and evangelist expertise, Horizon was awarded Agency of Record status at Apple and a number of Fortune 500 companies, as well as a host of startups.
He has been profiled in BusinessWeek (twice), as well as The New York Times, RJ Magazine, and the San Jose Mercury News – he has also contributed to several tech news outlets as a writer. Jonathan has been invited to speak at a number of prestigious venues, most recently to address members of the Reuters Foundation’s Digital Vision Program at Stanford University.
He is a past member of SMPTE (the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers) and a 20-year member of the IEEE (the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers). On the personal front, Jonathan is an acclaimed haiku poet – see his Amazon ebook – as well as a gourmet chef who has created hundreds of recipes.