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 March 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.
Consumer Marketing 2017
What it is: An event focused on learning how brands and marketing leaders can navigate today’s consumer landscape.
Where and when: April 6-7, New York City
Why it’s worth attending: Learn how to use techniques that address consumers – and their values – at an individual level, and how to use digital technologies to engage them at the right times and at the right moments.
Cost: $2,250 – $2,550
What it is: A 1-day event drilling down on the essential foundations of business.
Where and when: April 11, Los Angeles
Why it’s worth attending: Get a practical guide to applying principles around leadership, people, money, time management, team quality, and higher calling to build your business.
Cost: $79 – $199
Small Business Expo
What it is: A nationwide B2B trade show, conference, and networking event that takes place in 18 U.S. cities, including Boston this April.
Where and when: April 13, Boston
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.
What it is: A 3-day conference focused on small businesses, with speakers, sessions, and implementation labs.
Where and when: April 25-27, Phoenix
Why it’s worth attending: With keynotes, hands-on product training, and networking, this event provides three full days focused on learning and problem solving for small business owners.
Cost: $699 – $999
Austin Area Events
BizWomen Mentoring Monday
What it is: And event that brings together women in a casual, fast-paced coaching atmosphere.
Where and when: April 3, Four Seasons Hotel, 98 San Jacinto Blvd.
Why it’s worth attending: The event offers the opportunity to choose from 40 mentors who are the most influential women in the business community for one-on-one coaching sessions for seven minute conversations.
CMO Insight Summit
What it is: A summit for marketing decision-makers and business leader to share their insights on how to tackle the biggest challenges in marketing today.
Where and when: April 5-7, Omni Barton Creek Resort, 8212 Barton Club Dr.
Why it’s worth attending: The summit will explore topics like getting ahead of the curve with an effective digital strategy, delivering seamless brand experience across different channels; and driving results through effective storytelling.
Cost: Available upon request
Austin Networking Social at The Goodnight
What it is: A networking event that gives professionals a chance to make local business contacts in a relaxed environment.
Where and when: April 13, The Goodnight, 2700 West Anderson Lane
Why it’s worth attending: Expand your contacts, hone your social skills, and learn about what other entrepreneurs and business leaders are doing.
Cost: $10 – $115
Is Your Business NFL Worthy?
What it is: A talk by former Green Bay Packer Mike Weddington, hosted by the Austin Chamber of Commerce, on establishing high performance expectations in your business
Where and when: April 11, Austin Chamber of Commerce, 535 East 5th Street, Austin
Why it’s worth attending: This luncheon event will specifically cover developing strong leadership at all levels of an organization, understanding the importance of studying your competition, and maximizing the customers experience.
Cost: $35 for Chamber members, $55 for non members.