14 конференций, которые должен посетить каждый владелец малого бизнеса:
You may not have to travel far to attend the Small Business Expo, since 10 major cities host it each year. The conference bills itself as the largest business-to-business trade show, conference, and networking event in the world.
Held in Manhattan in late April, 99U is geared toward entrepreneurs who are more interested in doing than dreaming. With more than 16 main-stage talks and 75-minute master classes, from some of the top minds in business today, attendees can learn how to make an idea happen.
In April, professionals from a variety of industries converge in Las Vegas to discuss electronic media. The conference brings together bloggers, podcasters, traditional radio and TV broadcasters, and social media marketers to discuss the latest tools and strategies for disseminating information.
Your small business will go nowhere without marketing. Pubcon is one of the country’s most helpful conferences if you want to learn more or perfect your online and content marketing efforts. It’s held in Las Vegas each year and brings some of the most knowledgeable experts in the fields of SEO, social media, and content marketing.
Female business owners may be interested in the annual conference of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council. Held in late June in varying cities, the WBENC event brings female entrepreneurs together to network, learn, and gain inspiration from each other.
Hosted by popular cloud software solution Salesforce, Dreamforce attracts major names in business, politics, and entertainment. This year’s roster includes Hillary Rodham Clinton, Tony Robbins, and Bruno Mars. Held in mid-October in San Francisco, Dreamforce has been called “half rock concert and half industry show.”
Those in the New York City area have access to the biggest business networking event in the Northeast, with more than 40 free seminars geared toward small-business owners. More than 10,000 executives attend the event, making it ideal for networking with other business owners in the region.
This worldwide network of local “meetups” converges on the San Francisco Bay Area every year for a larger conference. Many of Silicon Valley’s top CEOs and venture capitalists speak at this event, which is designed primarily to help tech entrepreneurs find the resources to make their startups more successful.
The Launch Festival is specifically designed to help startups and small businesses introduce their ideas to gain support. Held in March in San Francisco, the Launch Festival allows entrepreneurs to present their ideas to an audience of investors and fellow professionals. Presenters compete for prizes such as Best Design, Best Technology, and Best Overall.
Hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, America’s Small Business Summit brings entrepreneurs from around the country together to network and share ideas. Held in Washington, D.C., in June, the summit includes receptions, breakout sessions, and Blue Ribbon Awards.
Conferences and networking events are a great way to meet small-business owners who share your concerns and challenges. Not only that, these gatherings can show you improvements you need to make in areas that can make or break your business. By working together, entrepreneurs can help each other succeed, bolstering the small-business community as a whole.