Have you checked out any live events this year? It’s worth your time. Events and conferences can offer benefits to grow your business. They include networking, contact with potential clients, social media opportunities, education, and even a chance to observe your competition. There’s plenty of chances to attend events this week from Las Vegas to Australia. And if you still don’t think you can get away, there are online opportunities as well.
To see a full list or to submit your own event, contest or award listing, visit the Small Business Events Calendar.
Featured Events, Contests and Awards
Move Your Team on the Path to Greatness, with Barbara Corcoran
April 23, 2015, Online
In order to succeed in business, you need great people by your side. Join Barbara Corcoran, star of ABC’s Shark Tank and founder of The Corcoran Group, and Barry Moltz, Small Business Expert, as they discuss how to lead a team to greatness and build a successful business. Barbara will be discussing how to hire the right people for your business, strategies for getting teams motivated and moving forward and how to create an atmosphere that breeds constant innovation. Register today!
Market to Small Business Conference #Market2SmallBiz
May 06, 2015, Mountain View, Calif.
Market to Small Business is for mature companies selling to small businesses, startups just starting their first small business focused campaign, public relation agencies and consultants advising their clients on marketing strategies as well as other companies and professionals selling to small businesses. If you’re new to marketing, this event is for you. If you’re a seasoned marketer — come and share your experiences and learn from other seasoned marketers!
July 13, 2015, Seattle, Calif.
Not your average stuffy networking event, MozCon features three days of forward-thinking, actionable sessions in SEO, social media, community building, content marketing, brand development, CRO, the mobile landscape, analytics, and more. MozCon speakers share advanced advice on everything from building a loyal community to making data-driven decisions in your marketing.
July 16, 2015, New York, N.Y.
A conference celebrating women who blog. The mission is to create opportunities for women in social media to gain community, education, exposure and economic empowerment. The event will be co-hosted along with SheKnows Media in New York City at the New York Hilton.
Oct. 03, 2015, Los Angeles, Calif.
MAX provides strictly unplugged, old-school inspiration with a mix of people from creative leaders, designers, broadcast and video pros, tech and business strategists, photographers, and more. This shared energy and passion sparks new ideas, drives new partnerships, and breaks new ground every year. MAX attracts inspirational and iconic speakers that share their personal stories. GRAMMY-award winning band Kings of Leon will be there and you can connect with 5,000 other creatives at daily social events.
Oct. 13, 2015, San Francisco, Calif.
Whether you’re a company of five or a Fortune 500, you’ll learn a lot of innovative ways to improve your business at Dreamforce. With over 1,400 sessions and thousands of live solutions from the world’s largest cloud ecosystem, Dreamforce has tailored content specific to your business size and type, for any role in your company.
Global Small Business Forum
Oct. 23, 2015, Chicago, Ill.
The Global Small Business Forum 2015 held in Chicago will help entrepreneurs and small business owners export successfully and network with their peers. It will answer such questions as: What’s the best way to ship goods? How will I get paid? Do I need a license? Should I sell direct or indirect? Does my business have what it takes to sell in China?
World Business Forum New York 2015
Nov. 12, 2015, New York City, N.Y.
In 2015 the World Business Forum will present two days of powerful stories; of individuals who face shocks – both personal and organizational – and who use those shocks to achieve the extraordinary. Speakers include Sir Richard Branson, Jim Collins, a former faculty member at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Walter Isaacson, once the 14th editor of TIME magazine in 1996 and named Chairman and CEO of CNN in 2001, Adam Grant, author of the New York Times bestseller Give and Take and Herminia Ibarra, Professor of Leadership and Learning and Professor of Organizational Behavior at INSEAD.
- Spring 2015 CLO Symposium
April 12, 2015, Miami, Fla.
- Marketing Nation Summit
April 13, 2015, San Francisco, Calif.
- New Media Expo
April 13, 2015, Las Vegas, Nev.
- Business Plan Critique Clinic
April 13, 2015, Chicago, Ill.
- The First Step of Starting a Small Business
April 13, 2015, State College, Pa.
- Business Technology Webinar: How to Turn Business Data into Business Insight
April 14, 2015, Online
- Finding Your Way When You Are Stuck: Working Your Way Through Growth Analysis Tools
April 14, 2015, Online
- SEJ Summit Chicago
April 15, 2015, Chicago, Ill.
- The Next Employee: Getting Ready
April 15, 2015, Online
- Basic WordPress for Business Training
April 15, 2015, Brisbane, Queensland
- Smart Talk Business Lunch & Learn (Elmsford, NY)
April 16, 2015, Elmsford, N.Y.
- Tampa Florida Online Sellers Meetup
April 18, 2015, Tampa, Fla.
- FundingPost Dallas Investor Roundtable
April 19, 2015, Dallas, Texas
- Pubcon Austin
April 20, 2015, Austin, Texas
- Conversion World
April 20, 2015, Online
- PR News Measurement Conferenece
April 20, 2015, Washington D.C.
- The Ins and Outs of Etsy – Etsy Beginner
April 20, 2015, State College, Pa.
- EVERNOTE Training Series 101 For Beginners
April 21, 2015, Milwaukee, Wis.
- 2015 Omaha “Next Level Tour” Conference
April 21, 2015, Omaha, Neb.
- NYC Business & Entrepreneur Networking Mixer
April 21, 2015, New York City, N.Y.
- Face the Future – Spark Tank
May 04, 2015, Albuquerque, N.M.
- The Next Big SMB Marketing Makeover.
June 01, 2015, Online
- NASE Growth Grant Awards
Dec. 10, 2015, Online