July 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 July 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.

July 2017 Small Business Events and Conferences

Small Business Expo

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

Where and when: July 13, Seattle

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

Leap HR: Life Sciences

What it is: A two-day event for professionals in the life sciences field focused on growing companies.

Where and when: Boston, July 24-26

Why it’s worth attending: Learn from successful businesses how HR can help accelerate innovation, make creative decisions under pressure, and create dynamic, scalable company culture.

Cost: $599 – $4,796

Advanced Content Marketing Summit

What it is: An online event that will go over marketing tactics and strategies for creating compelling content.

Where and when: July 24, online

Why it’s worth attending: Learn content marketing tips from how to measure results to how to create better ROI.

Cost: $0 – $147

 

Austin Area Events

Summer Shindig 2017

What it is: A networking event hosted by Pierpont Communications.

Where and when: July 27, Blackfinn Ameripub in the Domain

Why it’s worth attending: Learn about the industry’s latest trends with Austin’s top communicators, and get some networking in.

Cost: $35

Marketing Essentials

What it is: A class through the City of Austin’s Economic Development Department that covers five essentials for small business marketing.

Where and when: July 6, Entrepreneur Center of Austin, 4029 Capital of Texas Highway

Why it’s worth attending: Learn the right strategies and tactics to maximize success and avoid wasting valuable time and money. This class is taught by a University of Texas instructor, and counts toward the 6 course requirement needed to earn your Business Skills Certification.

Cost: $50

Interviewing and Hiring Employees

What it is: A class through the City of Austin’s Economic Development Department that covers how to find the best fit for your business.

Where and when: July 7, Entrepreneur Center of Austin, 4029 Capital of Texas Highway

Why it’s worth attending: This course will teach you how to develop your own structured interviewing techniques, help you to differentiate between behaviors and traits, and show you how to write effective behavioral based questions so that you can prepare to ask the right questions when interviewing a potential employee. This class also looks at the legal environment of hiring and will help you to create a defendable hiring process. This class is taught by a University of Texas Instructor and counts toward the 6 course requirement needed to earn your Business Skills Certification.

Cost: $40

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