SOURCE: bizSanDiego

March 21, 2007 17:51 ET

bizSanDiego's bizExchange Business Seminar Series Featuring Best-Selling Author Ken Blanchard

Tickets on Sale for April 5 Seminar at

SAN DIEGO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 21, 2007 -- bizSanDiego, a brand comprised of a business blog and a business magazine online and in print is launching bizExchange, a series of business seminars where industry experts share lessons and ideas. The first seminar, to be held on April 5, will feature Ken Blanchard, Ph.D., a best-selling author, inspirational speaker and head of his own consulting firm. Also speaking will be Jon Carder, an Internet visionary who at 28 already has three thriving online start-up companies under his belt. Tickets for bizExchange are $35 and can be purchased at

"With bizExchange, we're creating something completely different from a typical lecture series," said Jon Hindman, editor of bizSanDiego's monthly magazine and San Diego business Web site. "Yes, we have speakers, but rather than lecture to attendees, our goal is to engage them, encouraging a dialogue and an exchange of ideas. To keep it intimate, we have selected a location conducive to personal conversations and will limit the number of attendees."

Blanchard is the renowned author of a library of influential books, including "The One Minute Manager," which has sold more than 12 million copies and remains on the top of many best-seller lists. His most recent book, "Leading at a Higher Level: Blanchard on Leadership and Creating High Performing Organizations" was written with the founding associates of The Ken Blanchard Companies, a management training and consulting firm that he and his wife, Marjorie Blanchard, Ph.D., founded in 1979 in San Diego.

A veteran of Internet startups, Jon Carder has established himself as a skilled and successful entrepreneur. With a proven track record of growing Internet companies from their inception into highly lucrative entities, Carder initiated his first endeavour, Baby's Heaven, at 21. By 2002, at age 23, Carder launched Client Shop Inc., which posted more than $8 million in annual revenue, ranking it San Diego's #1 Fastest Growing Private Company in 2005. He is in the midst of launching his third Internet company,, a word-of-mouth guide to local business that combines an online business directory with social networking and other Web 2.0 technologies.

bizExchange will be held at the Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa on April 5, from 7:30 to 10:00 a.m. For more information on the bizExchange seminar series and continental breakfast, please visit or call 619/308-0420.