June 2019 Small Business Events

Attending a professional networking event can allow you to get out of the office and connect with other small business owners. They can also help you discover new tools and strategies to help tackle your own business challenges and roadblocks in creative and innovative ways. The following is our monthly list of events, carefully selected with the dedicated entrepreneur or small business owner in mind.

June 2019 Small Business Events

Events Around the Country

The Small Business Expo – New York

What it is: One of America’s biggest small business conferences focused on sharing business strategy tips and small business trends. This event takes place nearly every month in various major cities.

When and where: June 5th, New York, NY

Why it’s worth attending: Apart from the huge exhibition hall and the great networking opportunities, stop by the main stage for the Success Mastery Session – “How to Build a Successful 7 Figure Business”. Bill Walsh will share on topics such as “5 Innovative Ways to Live Your Life with Passion, Purpose & Power” and “Design & Optimize Perfect Days”.

Cost: $0 – $395


Coffee Talk

What it is: BLOC or Business Leaders of Color holds a “peer mentoring business circle” once a month where business owners and entrepreneurs can get together, share ideas and problem solve as a community.

When and where: June 12th, Ithaca, NY

Why it’s worth attending: Every month a new topic is introduced that helps to guide the session. June’s topic is “How to Perform Market Research” – a great topic to help hone in on ways of refreshing the strategy of your business by targeting hidden markets or customers.

Cost: free


Small Business Contracts and Capital Sourcing Expo

What it is: This expo is a B2B, promotional & marketing event that is designed to connect small, growing businesses with lenders and buyers.

When and where: June 14th, Newark, NJ

Why it’s worth attending: Included in the event are two exciting forums through which registered attendees will have the chance to “Pitch for Capital” and/or “Pitch for Contracts”. Both providing the opportunity to pitch on the spot, get feedback and connect with lenders and/or buyers after the event. Equally great opportunities for small businesses to find the resources needed to grow.

Cost: $10 – $30


Human Resources and the Small Business Owner

What it is: A course outlining proper management of employees.

When and where: June 17th, Brooklyn, NY

Why it’s worth attending: This is a great course for business owners who are new to the process of on-boarding employees or for those who just need a refresher on the essentials, such as proper documentation and labor laws.

Cost: free


Small Business BOLD Workshop

What it is: The Garland Chamber of Commerce’s monthly workshop where small business owners can get their questions answered by industry experts.

When and where: June 18th, Garland, TX

Why it’s worth attending: At this month’s workshop experts from the fields of marketing, banking, CPA and insurance will be present to answer questions.

Cost: free


Small Business Startup Talk

What it is: A talk about business planning and formation lead by author Bear Afkahmi, author of “The Startup King”.

When and where: June 20th, Laurel, MD

Why it’s worth attending: Bear Afkahmi has more than ten years of startup consulting experience. Redeem a free copy of his book with your event ticket.

Cost: free


Small Business Expo – Chicago

What it is: One of America’s biggest small business conferences focused on sharing business strategy tips and small business trends. This event takes place nearly every month in various major cities.

When and where: June 20th, Chicago, IL

Why it’s worth attending: As always the Small Business Expo provides great networking opportunities, an expansive exhibition hall and workshops, however what makes each expo unique are the keynote speakers on the main stage. This month on the main stage in Chicago Sixcia Devine from Google will talk about online marketing with an emphasis on how to use search engine optimization (SEO) to help promote your business’ online presence.

Cost: $0 – $395


Small Business Leadership Conference

What it is: A professional development and networking opportunity for entrepreneurs, small business owners, managers, executives, economic development and community leaders, and nonprofits – hosted by the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship and the Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network.

When and where: June 26th – 28th, Orlando, FL

Why it’s worth attending: This event offers 25 sessions for attendees to choose from and an array of keynote speakers presenting on the theme “Igniting Strategic Growth”.

Cost: $295


Events in Austin

Entrepreneur 5.0

What it is: A one-day event with speaker Roger James Hamilton, a renowned futurist and social entrepreneur.

When and where: June 6th, Austin, TX

Why it’s worth attending: After reading the testimonials from this event, it is clear that the biggest takeaway is the inspiring atmosphere. It is what seems like a motivational speaker event for small businesses packaged with a hand-full of strategic marketing tips and ways to improve your products, adapting them for future markets.

Cost: $97

Google: Help Customers Find You!

What it is: An introductory course on getting websites found through high rankings on Google and other search engines.

When and where: June 7th, Austin, TX

Why it’s worth attending: local author Greg Bright will be teaching this course. His book “Play Google’s Game” will be gifted to attendees. It contains 101 simple tips for high rankings and growing businesses online.

Cost: $35


Introduction to Quickbooks Desktop

What it is: An intro to Quickbooks (Desktop only) class hosted by the City of Austin Small Business Program and Economic Development

When and where: June 20th, Austin, TX

Why it’s worth attending: It’s worth taking a course to really get to know Quickbooks versus wasting time through trial and error. It is a complex and professional accounting program with hidden tools that can help users efficiently manage their businesses.

Cost: $75


The Essentials of Starting a Business

What it is: A small business seminar designed for beginners – those just starting out or thinking about building a business of their own.

When and where: June 22nd, Austin, TX

Why it’s worth attending: This looks like a great place to spend your Saturday morning if you are looking for beginner tips, expert knowledge, funding or growth ideas. The seminar is hosted by GF Marketing Group – a professional marketing team, experienced with multiple marketing strategies.

Cost: $35 – $250

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