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 Februrary, 2018 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.
What is it: Branding workshop
Where and When: February 4, 11, 18, 25, Meek Mind Workshop, Dallas
Why it’s worth attending: Discover agency practices and explores the minds of branding professionals.
What is it: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will lead a discussion revealing what all entrepreneurs, small businesses, and start-ups should know about copyrights.
Where and When: February 9, San Jose
Why it’s worth attending: The discussion will involve an overview of copyrights as well as provide insightful considerations regarding registration and enforcement. Topics include Copyright Basics, FAQs about federal copyright registration and important information regarding copyrights and 3D printing.
What is it: Facilitated, structured, systems-oriented small groups specifically designed for business issue processing, idea-sharing, and collaboration. These are mastermind groups for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs.
Where and When: February 14, Washington DC
Why it’s worth attending: An opportunity to learn from the experiences of fellow entrepreneurs and identify collaborative opportunities with the collective goal of saving time, money and resources.
What is it: An immersive weekend for women engaged in or interested in Tech, entrepreneurship and business, Startup Weekend Women is here to inspire and connect more female leaders in the startup world.
Where and When: February 9 – 11, Denver
Why it’s worth attending: Local organizers set up the ideal environment for you to learn as much as possible in 54 hours and be successful so that you can hit the ground running. Cost: $15 – $75
What is it: This presentation will focus on how to localize your product and service for high growth markets, adapt your sales and marketing strategy for specific countries, and analyze various risks associated with international business.
Where and When: February 8, Seattle
Why it’s worth attending: Learn what it takes to Internationalize your Tech business and compete in the growing global economy.
What is it: A bi-monthly meet up where like-minded, Austin based entrepreneurs give and receive input, feedback and support on each other’s businesses.
Where and When: February 15 at We Work Congress: 600 Congress Ave, 14th Floor.
Why it’s worth attending: This is a great chance to meet and collaborate with peers on overcoming challenges and seizing opportunities. This event is not for anyone looking to pitch or sell.
What is it: A series if workshops for current and aspiring small business owners hosted by SCORE, a non-profit dedicated to helping small businesses succeed through education and mentorship.
Where and When: February 2, 9, 16, 23 at Round Rock Public Library: 216 East Main St.
Why it’s worth attending: These free, timely workshops presented by recognized experts and practitioners will cover a variety of issues facing small business owners and entrepreneurs including financial issues, marketing, and strategic planning.
What is it: Much like ‘Speed Dating,’ Speed Networking is a structured, yet sophisticated opportunity to network with other accomplished business professionals.
Where and When: February 12 at CU29: 720 Brazos St.
Why it’s worth attending: A great opportunity to connect with individuals from a wide range of backgrounds in a relaxed atmosphere.
Cost: $25 – $29
What is it: Gather with other Austin area professionals from many backgrounds including entrepreneurship, business, education, medicine, etc. to expand your knowledge and application of mindfulness practices to improve health and well being in the workplace.
Where and When: February 8 at Mind Body Yoga Center: 12636 Research Blvd.
Why it’s worth attending: This is an opportunity to learn from national and international leaders in the field, meet fellow professionals as well as local area experts in the contemplative arts.