August 2019 Small Business Events

During the month of August, people across the U.S. celebrate everything from dogs to black cats. But, this is a month when we have one thing in common, virtually from coast to coast: it’s hot out there! You can escape the heat while learning something new by attending one of the many events that are available out there. Here is list of some of the August events that might be of interest to you.

August Small Business Events

Events Around the Country

SBA Business Loan Requirements

What it is: This workshop will cover the SBA’s 7(a) loan program eligibility requirements and credit criteria to accommodate a wide range of financing needs.

When and where: August 1st, 2019, Atlanta, GA

Why it’s worth attending: Anyone who operates a startup or seeks to expand a small business is likely to need financing. This seminar explains what you need to prepare and organize for funding success.

Cost: Free

Google Analytics, Search Advertising, Tag Manager

What it is: Three days of Google Analytics training, two Search Advertising courses, and two days of Google Tag Manager training.

When and where: August 5th – 9th, New York City, NY

Why it’s worth attending: Anyone who is serious about using Google as a valued marketing tool for products or services can greatly benefit from getting into the nuts and bolts behind the inner workings of this powerful search engine.

Cost: Google Search Analytics and Search Advertising classes priced at $499 each. Tag Manager classes priced at $799 each.

Practical, Hands-on Project Management

What it is: A Success Seminar designed to provide participants with a thorough understanding of the tools and techniques that help manage projects so that they achieve the desired quality while being on time and on budget.

When and where: August 13th, Philadelphia, PA

Why it’s worth attending: Program and Project Managers can benefit by learning how to retain control over all aspects of today’s typically-large projects, regardless of the complexity of the information flow.

Cost: $150

Developing an HR Strategy (Seminar)

What it is: A seminar that presents a four-stage strategic planning process and the development and implementation of that plan while helping attendees develop their own HR strategies.

When and where: August 14th, San Francisco, CA

Why it’s worth attending: Provides the opportunity to learn from a presenter who is experienced in HR management and independent consulting. This seminar also qualifies for 5 Business HRCI Recertification Credits / 5 SHRM PDCs (pending approval).

Cost: NCHRA member price, $195. Non-member price, $245.00, or $397.97 for one-year membership and discounted seminar price.

SeneCity Lip Bosses – Succeed and Lead

What it is: A conference intended for women looking for the knowledge needed to lead and succeed in their businesses. Attending spouses/mates can also purchase tickets for a separate session for support training to help their partners grow the business and remain organized.

When and where: August 16th -17th, Washington, D.C.

Why it’s worth attending: Women in business benefit by learning about the right tools, the right plan, and the right attitude.

Cost: $125, Gourmet box lunch included.

Digital Summit Chicago

What it is: This summit offers over 55 sessions covering all key aspects of digital marketing, alongside some of the top networking and internet executives, online marketers, entrepreneurs, and digital strategists.

When and where: August 28th – 29th, Chicago, IL

Why it’s worth attending: Offers the opportunity to learn about every imaginable mission-critical topic areas. Plus, attendees can obtain presentation slides and audio recordings after the event to catch up on missed topics.

Cost: Ticket prices range from $295 to $995 based on selected options.


Events in Austin

BEYOND BRAND, Empowered by Glass Staircase

What it is: A workshop that is tailored to marketing and branding professionals, solopreneurs, small business owners, or any woman who wants to challenge creativity and connect with others.

When and where: August 8th, Austin, TX

Why it’s worth attending: Provides the opportunity to attend sessions led by powerful women who work in marketing, branding and creative at top companies. Includes many perks, from a pre-party with poolside cocktails and snacks, swag bags and prizes, complimentary headshots, and a women-owned mini market.

Cost: $25 general admission, $50 with extra perks

Lucas Howard Group Presents: Marketing Masterminds

What it is: A gathering of the best minds in real estate marketing to discuss the effectiveness of various strategies and examine the latest marketing trends, such as social media, video, email marketing, and more.

When and where: August 12th, Austin, TX

Why it’s worth attending: This session provides the opportunity to get answers to your questions. get feedback, and learn from experts in the field.

Cost: $65, which includes one drink ticket and hors d’oeuvres.

Small Business Accounting

What it is: A class taught by a University of Texas instructor to help attendees gain basic business accounting knowledge and skill.

When and where: August 13th, Austin, TX

Why it’s worth attending: A great opportunity to gain the knowledge needed to manage a business while ensuring timely and accurate tax compliance, whether you handle your company’s books or just want knowledge in this important area of business. The class counts toward the 6-course requirement to earn Business Skills Certification.

Cost: $35

Understanding Business Taxes

What it is: A class taught by a University of Texas instructor that teaches participants how to navigate the preparation of business tax returns in light of the frequent changes in tax law.

When and where: August 23rd, Austin, TX

Why it’s worth attending: Regardless of whether you will prepare your business’ tax returns, or even if you recognize the importance of understanding tax basics, this class helps familiarize you with the tax forms, due dates, and financial information that is required for accurate business tax return preparation. The class counts toward the 6-course requirement needed to earn Business Skills Certification.

Cost: $35

Consultative Sales Skills Training

What it is: An intensive, hands-on, exercise-driven sales training program that uses interactive role-playing to walk participants through the steps of the consultative sales process to meet prospects’ needs more effectively.

When and where: August 28th, Austin, TX

Why it’s worth attending: This training teaches participants how to handle the number one complaint that customers have about sales people: a lack of listening skills. You will learn how to concentrate your focus on client situations, challenges, and vision to develop a revenue-based on partnership — and build revenues.

Cost: $995

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