Carroll Business Network October 4th 2021 Featuring Rich Austin

Carroll Business Network

The Carroll Business Network brings small business leaders together, educates on actionable business topics, and builds relationships in the community. The Network promotes community-building by sharing contact information with all speakers and attendees. A complete roster of speakers is provided. This monthly event includes lunch.
The Carroll Business Network meets on the first Monday of every month at Tony’s Japanese Restaurant in Sykesville from 12:00pm-1:30pm, with postponement dates in case of Federal holidays. Registration is completed via the event web portal.


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Evaluating Your Advertising

Monday, October 4th, 2021

Featuring: Rich Austin, Managing Partner at Trembling Giant Marketing

Advertising sales representatives want to convince you that you should buy into their advertising product, but like all marketing vehicles everything has it’s place and it’s purpose. How do you, as a business owner, know the difference and the value of each product? How do you evaluate the efficacy compared to products that claim to do the same thing? A good marketing strategy targets different aspects of your marketing funnel, but a great strategy does it in a cost-effective manner.

Rich Austin has been creating and executing marketing and advertising plans for corporate and small business clients for over 20 years. He is also the chief marketing strategist at Trembling Giant Marketing. If you would like to connect with Rich and discuss your specific marketing and advertising needs or concerns, please feel free to contact him via email at

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Over a relaxed meal, attendees are given the chance to improve their network with fellow business owners. Keynote speakers are featured at each event, focusing on specific business-related topics. The program’s curriculum consists of 12 topics relevant to business development and sustainability. See the full list of speakers and events below.
The Carroll Business Network is an evolution of the Carroll Marketing Group which was started ten years ago by Amy Giannakoulious, co-owner of Trembling Giant Marketing, as a way to connect local small business leaders and expand inter-community business relationships. The core goals of the organization are networking, education, and community. Each lunch event emphasizes an open-door policy and warm atmosphere to bring together businesses in the shared goals of professional excellence.

Block your calendars for upcoming networking and education events from Carroll Business Network:

November 1, 2021; Featuring: Doug Howard, Growth Team Strategies
December 6, 2021; tbd
January 3, 2021; tbd
February 7, 2021; tbd
March 7, 2021; tbd
April 4, 2021; tbd

Our family of seasoned creative professional designers, writers, developers, and marketers live here in your neighborhood. When you work with Trembling Giant, you support the same small business community you live in. We bring the best independent services together, to do what they do best, and you get affordable marketing services that don’t compromise on quality.

Trembling Giant Marketing is based in Sykesville, Maryland, a main street community between Baltimore and Frederick in Carroll County, Maryland. We love working face-to-face with our clients as members of their community, but collaborate just as well from miles away.

Let’s discuss your branding and marketing needs
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