January 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 January, 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.

January Business Events

Self-Audit for Business Process Improvement Webinar

What it is: This course covers the process for conducting a business process management self-audit, including how to check whether processes are improving communication, and how to tighten up stakeholder roles so everyone knows who does what.

Where and when: January 17, online

Why it’s worth attending: Receive an A-Z guide of audit criteria, see how business process improvement can improve other areas of your organization, and learn how to create a custom audit plan.

Cost: $95


Small Business Expo

What it is: business-to-business networking event, trade show & conference for business owners, entrepreneurs, start-ups, decision-makers or anyone who works for a small business or is interested in starting a small business.

Where and when: January 24, Dallas

Why it’s worth attending: This one-day expo offers a wide range of workshops and seminars, plus a chance to network.

Cost: Free


Data Privacy & Security Summit 2018

What it is: A complete roadmap to implementing General Data Protection Regulation Compliance (GDPR), new requirements around data security that will be in place in early 2018.

Where and when: January 30 – February 1, Washington DC

Why it’s worth attending: Although the regulations were adopted by the European Parliament, they will affect U.S. companies that gather data about European Union citizens for transactions that occur in EU member states.

Cost: $695 – $1,395


Leap HR Life Sciences

What it is: A conference for HR leaders in Life Sciences that connects people building scalable cultures of innovation during rapid growth and managing people within a changing industry.

Where and when: January 30-31, San Francisco

Why it’s worth attending: rethink how you scale operations and evolve culture during rapid transition, learn how to build an entrepreneurial culture of creativity, and transform your approach to leadership development.

Cost: $399- $1,797


Austin-Area Events

BizAid Business Orientation for Creatives

What it is: A session that focuses on the needs of artist-run-businesses by providing guidance on resources to help with the start-up or expansion of their business.

Where and when: January 10, Museum of Human Achievement, 3600 Lyons Road

Why it’s worth attending: Learn key questions to consider when developing your business and resources to take you to the next level.

Cost: Free


Social Media 2.0

What it is: Which platform is right for your business and bottom line?  Learn the rules of engagement and advertising to target your audience

Where and when: January 16, Entrepreneur Center of Austin, 4029 S. Capital of Texas Hwy

Why it’s worth attending: You will learn to maximize Vines and maintain your big picture focus as well as learning to track your “Likes” and return on investment.

Cost: $25


Power Up Austin

What it is: A series presented by the Austin Chamber of Commerce that lets attendees engage in conversation around “hot topics” to drive success.

Where and when: January 18, Atchley & Associates, LLP, 1005 La Posada Drive

Why it’s worth attending: Network, connect, and participate in round table discussions led by serial entrepreneurs and game changers.

Cost: $25 – $35


Driving Innovation 2018 Business Forecast

What it is: A discussion from the University of Texas’s McCombs School of Business for all business professionals on driving innovation.

Where and when: January 19, AT&T Conference Center, 1900 University Blvd.

Why it’s worth attending: Learn from top Austin C-level executives in marketing strategy and global intelligence, and a Federal Reserve Bank economist.

Cost: $25 – $450



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