Small Business Conference
Small businesses play a significant roll in the embedded Linux ecosystem. This page tracks information about upcoming events for small business people involved with embedded Linux. These events should be of interest to consultants, small engineering companies, and small vendors using Linux in their products.
Is anyone interested in a BoF at LinuxCon 2009?
A "Small Business" BOF was proposed at ELCE 2009 (waiting for final approval).
Conferences like ELC and ELCE are excellent opportunities for small embedded Linux companies to meet, exchange experience and know each other better. This makes it possible to cooperate on customer projects which are too big for a single company, and to take advantage of the specific skills of each partner.
We invite small business owners and employees to join this BOF. Here are suggested topics:
- Introducing one's company and main areas of expertise (2 slides max per company, to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org before the BOF)
- Working with clients (preparing quotes, estimating, invoicing, etc)
- Marketing, advertising, and building the business.
- Project management
- Relationship with the community, and with similar service providers
- Relationship with vendors
- Interest in an "Embedded Linux small business miniconf" at ELC 2010?
Your suggestions are welcome. Don't hesitate to add them to the above list.
There is some talk about organizing a small business track or miniconf as part of ELC 2010.