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Sage Inspire Twitter Chat: How to participate and why it’s a great way to network

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Looking for tips to help you start, manage, or grow your small business? Our live monthly #SageInspire Twitter chats lets you connect with small business and accounting professionals to discuss the latest news and trends.

Our chats generally take place on a Wednesday (typically the third Wednesday each month) at 1 PM ET.  The hourlong event features six questions around a particular theme. We invite a panel of experts to help moderate the discussion and everyone is welcomed to participate.

Upcoming Twitter chats

  • August 18: On-prem, hybrid, cloud – What does it all mean?
  • September 22: Supply chains and the upcoming holiday season

Why Twitter chats are a great way to network

At the start of the year we ran a poll to discover what people were most looking forward to in 2021.  Unsurprisingly, “Attending business conferences” tied with “Going into the office” for the top answer.

While it is not the same as an in-person event, Twitter has been described as a “24/7 conference.”  Think of a Twitter chat as a breakout session where you can have a focused discussion with your peers and industry idols.  It’s a great way to both start new business relationships and strengthen existing ones.

How to participate

Step 1: Login into Twitter at the set date and time of the #SageInspire chat.

Step 2: View the live discussion by following the #SageInspire hashtag. Note: You will need to refresh the #SageInspire page frequently to see the latest activity.

Step 3: Engage with the panelists and participants by “liking,” “retweeting,” or “replying” to posts.

Step 4: Join the conversation by sharing your thoughts and insights.  Remember to tag your responses with #SageInspirePro Tip: If you are responding to a Twitter chat question, start your response with “A1” for the first question, “A2” for the second question, and so on.

Past Twitter chat summaries

July 2021: Preparing for the next six months (chat summary)

June 2021: How to leverage technology for the post-COVID recovery (chat summary)

May 2021: How to boss your business (chat summary)

April 2021: Adapting Business Models (chat summary)

March 2021: Future Proof Your Business (chat summary)

February 2021: Women in Business and Technology (chat summary)

February 2021: Blacks in Business and Technology (chat summary)

December 2020: Are you (side) hustling? (chat summary)

November 2020: What are you thankful for? (chat summary)

October 2020: Scariest business decisions and advice for the post-COVID future (chat summary)

September 2020: Reinventing accounting technology (chat summary)

August 2020: Why now is a good time to start a business (chat summary)

July 2020: Doing business in the cloud: What we’ve learned in 2020 (chat summary)

April 2020: Managing uncertainty: Tips for small businesses and accountants (chat summary)


Stay tuned to our Twitter chat hub or follow us on Twitter for the latest Twitter chat announcements, polls, and special guests.