January 2019 Small Business Events

What better way to start a new year than to learn something new or just connect with others who share your goals and interests? For those of you who live in cold and snowy areas of the country, you can put on your fuzzy slippers and attend some of the listed online events in comfort.

January Small Business Events

Events Around the Country

TOP 7 Strategies For Creating A High Performing Team In Your Organization

What it is: A webinar that teaches the value of transformational leadership and seven ways to encourage your team members toward efficiency, productivity, and revenue.

When and where: January 1, 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM EST, online webinar

Why it’s worth attending: In this webinar, a transformational leadership coach provides how-to tips for team building, communication, and task management, along with other strategies used by her clients to generate more dollars for their businesses. The session is recorded to allow participants to review the material on any device at any time.

Cost: $10

Introduction to International Trade & Global Business

What it is: A series of training sessions to help businesses understand the issues related to taking their companies global.

When and where: January 9, 6:00 – 8:00 PM (EST), Brooklyn, NY

Why it’s worth attending: First of a series of five weekly 2-hour sessions that introduce businesses to some of the primary issues that need to be considered before expanding globally.

Cost: $50 – $150

Sales Boost Seminar for Small Business

What it is: A seminar focused on achieving significant sales growth.

When and where: January 23, 10:00 – 12:00 AM, Dallas, TX

Why it’s worth attending: Presented by the U.S. Small Business Association, this seminar focuses on strategies that small businesses can use to achieve significant sales growth. The seminar reveals the secrets of successful business owners and provides networking opportunities with other small business owners. Drinks, snacks, and lunch are provided.

Cost: Free

Monthly FirstFridayFair Business, Data, & Tech Virtual Event

What it is: An online networking event to connect recruiters with talent.

Why it’s worth attending: During a time when recruiting can be challenging, this event promotes healthy networking by providing a place where recruiters can connect with talent from an online environment.

When and where: January 24, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM (PST) online event hosted from Los Angeles, CA. For instructions on how to register and participate, please review the page from the above link.

Cost: Free

Women in Cloud Annual Summit 2019

What it is: A seminar designed to address the financial inclusion gender gap and provide women with tools, knowledge, and networks needed to reach their full potential.

When and where: January 26, Redmond, WA

Why it’s worth attending: Recognizing women as key drivers of economic growth, this seminar provides the building blocks needed to access the resources needed to launch and sustain businesses and grow careers. It offers access to personal and cloud-related skills development, provides ideas and access to resources, and helps identify new ways to acquire and engage customers.

Cost: $99 – $299, which includes meals, snacks, cocktails and more.

How to Connect with Any Potential Customer, Referral Partner, or Influencer

What it is: This SCORE webinar teaches strategies for connecting with potential customers, partners, or influencers through the use of simple online tools.

When and where: January 31, 1:00 PM (EST), online webinar

Why it’s worth attending: It provides a three-step process that generates 80 to 100 qualified leads per week, shows how to use LinkedIn as a lead source, and how to quickly convert cold prospects to paying customers.

Cost: Free


Events in Austin

Taxpayer Seminar for Small Businesses

What it is: A seminar presented by the City Of Austin Small Business Program to provide information to small businesses regarding tax issues.

When and where: January 9, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Austin, TX

Why it’s worth attending: The Small Business Program is dedicated to fostering job creation and supporting the growth of new and existing businesses. In this seminar, representatives from the Comptroller’s Office will go over rules, records, reports, remittance, and resources, covering a wide range of details specific to Texas businesses.

Cost: Free

Zoho One Seminar

What it is: This seminar explains how to increase productivity and drive sales and innovation by using an integrated suite of Zoho’s window-based products.

When and where: January 11, 2019, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM CST, Austin, TX

Why it’s worth attending: Businesses that are moving online or just need more efficient ways to accomplish daily tasks can benefit from this seminar. It covers business management in an online environment, including finance, HR, CRM and social media. Free breakfast is included prior to the seminar’s start at 9:00 AM.

Cost: Free

High Vibe Collective: Activate Your Purpose Workshop

What it is: A high-powered event for women seeking personal growth, craving to be surrounded by a like-minded community, and looking for support in activating the purpose that they were born to achieve.

When and where: January 12, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM CST, New Braunfels, TX

Why it’s worth attending: Women in business can learn how to identify and achieve their purpose through self-exploration and meeting other women to include in their networks. The seminar includes free lunch and afternoon coffee.

Cost: $40 – $70

How to Write a Business Plan

What it is: Sponsored by City of Austin, this one-day course teaches the essentials of writing a business plan for small business start-ups and those seeking expansion.

When and where: January 16, 2019, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM CST, Austin, TX

Why it’s worth attending: Taught by a University of Texas instructor, the course details business plan components, format, marketing, and financial projections and analysis. Attendees learn the skills needed to develop business plans of their own. Those interested earn part of the 6-course requirement needed to earn a Business Skills Certification.

Cost: $35

TFI Technology Conference

What it is: A gathering of industry leaders and professional to share the latest trends and developments impacting communications and asset valuation.

When and where: January 23, 2019, 6:15 PM Meet and Greet. Conference extends from January 24  –January 25, 2020, starting at 8:30 AM PM CST, Austin, TX

Why it’s worth attending: This year’s seminar provides a deep expert look at 5G technology and how it impacts broadband, cable, video, and other asset-intensive industries. Attendance is recommended for individuals who have a business or policy interest in the communications network’s future and for anyone who values learning and collaborating with industry leaders and professionals. Lunches included on conference days.

Cost: $80 – $895

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