August Small Business Events

Small business events are a great way to broaden your knowledge and network, whether it’s within a specific industry or among more general group of business owners and entrepreneurs. Here’s our selection of August events taking place around the country, as well as in ChooseWhat’s hometown of Austin, Texas. Click on each event’s title to be directed to a site with more information.

Small Business Conferences August 2017

How to Conduct Effective Meetings

What it is: A webinar that will teach you the details of how to get the most out of meetings.

Where and when: August 9, online

Why it’s worth attending: Bad or unnecessary meetings waste money, waste time and are destructive to morale. Most companies have far too many meetings that are neither efficient nor effective. This webinar will give you all the guidance and methodology you need to always maximize the impact and results you create with meetings.
Cost: $145 – $395

Tax Wise Workshop

What it is: A workshop for small business owners with corporations, LLCs, and other entities that want to learn more about tax benefits and strategies.

Where and when: August 14-15, Las Vegas

Why it’s worth attending: Expert instruction from attorneys, CPAs, and business advisors, as well as one-on-one consultations to review your entity’s structure and tax strategies that will work best for you.

Cost: $1,995

Small Business Expo

What it is: A nationwide B2B trade show, conference, and networking event that takes place in 18 U.S. cities, including San Francisco this August.

Where and when: August 17, San Francisco

Why it’s worth attending: This one-day expo offers a wide range of workshops, seminars, and presentations from top industry experts, plus a chance to network.

Cost: Free

LeadCon’s Connect to Convert

What it is: An educational conference and expo dedicated to trends in consumer leads for professionals from advertising to investment industries.

Where and when: August 21, New York

Why it’s worth attending: Gain new insights into performance marketing, find new partners/solutions in the exhibit hall or build your network. Attendees range from executive to manager and are highly focused on performance marketing to boost their lead counts, and bottom line increasing their conversion and sales.

Cost: $1,095

Austin Area Events

State of Talent

What it is: An event focused on the growing talent gap, proposed solutions for attracting out of market talent, and growing skills in your current workforce.

Where and when: August 17, Sheraton Austin, 701 E 11th St

Why it’s worth attending: Meet experts with similar challenges, share ideas, and mix and mingle with HR professionals, recruiters, CTOs, educators, trainers, elected officials and student leaders.

Cost: $55 for Austin Chamber of Commerce members, $65 for non-members

Entrepreneurship: Human Capital Strategy Series

What it is: A four-part series to help businesses engage employees and increase productivity.

Where and when: August 23, Galvanize, 119 Nueces Street

Why it’s worth attending: Learn more about the role that people play in the success of a company.

Cost: Free

2017 Profiles in Power

What it is: An event honoring Central Texas women of influence

Where and when: August 24, JW Marriott, 110 E. 2nd Street

Why it’s worth attending: Learn what leaders in the Central Texas business world are up to and take advantage of great networking.

Cost: Information not yet available

PowerUp Austin

What it is: A hosted round table discussion on a variety of topics by serial entrepreneurs and game changers.

Where and when: August 24, University Federal Credit Union, 8303 N. MoPac Blvd.

Why it’s worth attending: Topics will focus on information to help business leaders succeed and grow skills and customer base in an atmosphere for solutions-driven conversations.

Cost: $10 for Austin Chamber of Commerce members, $20 for non-members

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