Upcoming Social Media Breakfast

SMBME 71 – How Startups Market Themselves to Grow

Who better to get marketing advice from than some of the area’s brightest entrepreneurial minds? This breakfast will be dedicated to our innovative startup community, but the knowledge and experience that our speakers have to share will be relevant and useful for all our SMBME friends. After all, the way that a startup markets itself can make or break the budding business. They must get the word out efficiently and effectively to succeed and grow. There’s so much to learn from their triumphs – even some of their mistakes. They’ve been there, done that.

Suzanne Hamlin of Maine Technology Institute will talk about how to make sure you are talking to the right audiences, at the right time, in the right way.

Tyler Frank of Garbage to Garden will speak to his experience starting the company, creating a market, and to the marketing he has done along the way.

Neil Spillane, formerly of Urban Farm Fermentory and currently in the process of starting Fork Food lab, knows a thing or two about the work that needs to be done to start a business and market it well. He’ll share his experiences and tell us about his startup and marketing plans for Fork.

What: SMBME 71 – How Startups Market Themselves to Grow
When: April 29, 2016, 7:30-10AM
Where: Portland’s Masonic Temple, 415 Congress St., Portland
Where do I park? There is a list of options at the bottom of this page
How: We would never be able to pull these events off without the help of our sponsors: Portland Press Herald, Agents of Change Digital Marketing Conference, Gorham Savings Bank, and Vreeland Marketing.


The Portland Masonic Temple is at 415 Congress Street and there are plenty of parking options in the area.

  • Elm Street Garage, 15 Elm Street (Metro station)
  • Temple Street Parking Garage, 11 Temple Street (Nickelodeon)
  • One City Center Parking Garage
  • Top of the Old Port Parking, 119 Pearl Street

One Hour Parking enforced behind the Portland Masonic Temple on Cumberland and side streets.


We are sorry, but bacon is ordered one week in advance. To transfer or refund a ticket, please contact us 7 days prior to the event and we can process that for you.