Mac small business dinner January 11 in San Francisco

Macintosh Small Business group

I am organizing a dinner for Mac small business owners and developers on Wednesday, January 11, at Chaat Cafe in San Francisco starting at 7 p.m. I want to bring together the small businesses attending the conference for face-to-face discussion and sharing of ideas among other people who have probably used your software and read your blog but might have never met face-to-face. I enjoyed the lunch meeting during this year’s WWDC and want to keep the conversation flowing.

Chaat Cafe is located at 320 3rd Street (corner of 3rd and Folsom) in downtown San Francisco, one block from Macworld and the Moscone conference center. They have free WiFi, so bring your laptop to show off your latest creations to everyone. You will order food and drink individually with an individual bill ($10 or so), so there are no billing hassles! The restaurant can hold about 75 people, leaving enough room for people to break into small group discussions.

Anyone is welcome to come join us. People with some expertise in small business services are especially encouraged as there are generally many questions raised and good knowledge sharing.

I’d love to have some freebies to give away to help out some new development projects and small businesses trying to get started. Invoicing, blog hosting, legal advice, Cocoa book, that sort of thing. If you offer some small business services and would like to help get a new business off the ground please contact me.

24 comments

Commentary on "Mac small business dinner January 11 in San Francisco":

  1. John McLaughlin on wrote:

    Sounds like a good time… Do folks just ‘show up’ or is there some sort of RSVP?

  2. Niall Kennedy on wrote:

    Anyone is welcome to show up but if I am able to put together a pretty good headcount ahead of time I can try to take over more of the restaurant. RSVPs definitely welcome in comments here or on your own blog.

  3. Scott Beale on wrote:

    Thanks for organizing this. Count me in!

  4. Andy Kim on wrote:

    Two guys from Potion Factory, Jin and Andy will be there. Thanks for putting this together.

  5. Scott Sanders on wrote:

    The FeedLounge crew (Alex and Scott) will try and make it. Depends if we are still in line at the Apple Store :)

  6. Justin Williams on wrote:

    I will be there representing maczealots.com.

  7. Blake Burris on wrote:

    Looking forward to meeting all of you some great Indian food. Thanks for organizing Niall.

  8. Brady J. Frey on wrote:

    You mind if marketing design firms attend?

    FYI, Tuesday January 10th, at 5:30 – 8:00pm, in the Esplanade Ballroom of the Moscone Center South, some of us will be speaking and answering questions in our industry and small business, as well. All are from what I know:
    seminars.apple.com/macworld/forum

    I’m still on the fence if I’ll be speaking there; I’m no big shot, just an experience print/web/marking designer and that’s a long time to talk shop; but a good palce for small business users to go to as well, I’m sure.

  9. Richard K Miller on wrote:

    Hi, we’ll have at least 3, maybe 4, people at the dinner! See you there!

    Richard
    FreeMacWare.com

  10. Buzz Andersen on wrote:

    There’s a lot going on that night, but I’m going to try to make it. If I come, I’ll bring my brother as well.

  11. jonah klevesahl on wrote:

    I’d never turn down indian food with a bunch of fellow mac geeks!

    I’ll be there rep’in an event photography company from minnesota.

  12. Ryan J. Bonnell on wrote:

    Along with Justin Williams, I plan on being there too, respresenting MacZealots.

  13. Noam Birnbaum on wrote:

    Looking forward to it! Perhaps with my colleague Tom as well.

  14. raines on wrote:

    At least one of us from beezwax datatools will be there. Thanks for organizing! Gee, if I’ve gone to 21 Macworld Expo/SFs, does that mean I can drink now?

  15. John Wu on wrote:

    Hello I’d like to come to the event. I’ll see if I can bring any freebies.

  16. rentzsch on wrote:

    Two to RSVP.

  17. Cris Pearson on wrote:

    3 from plasq will be there :)

  18. Shital Mehta on wrote:

    This dinner sounds great! My company Shanth Interactive does PR for a ton of new tech companies looking to enter the market. In fact we have a special “Mac” practice and a few clients launching stuff at the show. Can’t wait to meet all of you and hear what you are working on.

  19. rands on wrote:

    Mmmm… mingling with target customers. EeEeEeeeeeeexcellent.

  20. Dan Wood on wrote:

    Terrence Talbot and I will be there.

  21. Warren Dodge on wrote:

    One or two from future LA small businesses. – Warren

  22. Kathryn Hill on wrote:

    Dang! Wish I’d known about this. Just found out about you and this dinner today!

  23. Christopher on wrote:

    Does anyone know if anything like this is offered in NYC?

    I am a mac enthusiast and have some ideas for a small business and would love to learn how to integrate it fully into my accounting/shipping and receiving and inventory management.

    I am putting together a business plan and would love to have this information on hand for reference.

    Thank you very much!

    -Chris