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 June 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 it is: A nationwide B2B trade show, conference, and networking event that takes place in 18 U.S. cities, including Chicago this June.
Where and when: June 1, Chicago
Why it’s worth attending: This one-day expo offers a wide range of workshops, seminars, and presentations from top industry experts, plus a chance to network.
What it is: A webinar focused on best practices around successful onboarding for both new hires and internal promotions.
Where and when: June 1, online
Why it’s worth attending: Onboarding is important because it introduces the employee to the company’s culture and expectations and gives the employee the vital training and information needed to succeed in their new position.
Cost: $145 – $395
What it is: The AF conference is a forum of communication for academics, researchers, practitioners, and policymakers in the areas of accounting and finance.
Where and when: June 5-6, Singapore
Why it’s worth attending: As financial markets integrate and business operations diversify, the need for adoption of common global accounting practices intensifies. Heightening this need further are inadequacies in reporting systems that sometimes undermine the credibility of published financial data. Incidences of inadequate reporting in turn have brought a call for research on how to align the content and presentation of corporate financial statements better with the interests of those statements’ users.
Cost: $645 – $1,145
What it is: A comprehensive, forward-looking conference covering the impact of data and technology on marketing ROI.
Where and when: June 19-22, Chicago
Why it’s worth attending: Learn how to make the most of today’s tools and techniques, get a glimpse of what technologies are on the horizon and receive expert guidance on the resources necessary to leverage them effectively.
Cost: $175 – $4,400
What it is: An event exploring cybersecurity, business innovation, and trends in the digital world.
Where and when: June 20, New York City
Why it’s worth attending: With speakers from leading banks, technology companies, and more, the depth of knowledge and expertise around technology trends and security is significant. Topics include targeted ransomware, third party vendor risk management models, and the megatrend of mobility.
Cost: $495 – $695
Austin Area Events
What it is: A half-day summit to learn about the changing landscape of business and the need for community engagement in your business model.
Where and when: June 2, Sheraton Austin, 701 E. 11th Street
Why it’s worth attending: The Heart of Business Summit is sure to inspire, educate and engage both business and non-profit leaders to build more meaningful and impactful partnerships.
Cost: Available upon request
What it is: educational and networking event for rising risk professionals. This event is designed to engage and educate rising risk professionals.
Where and when: June 4-5, Intercontinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel, 701 Congress Ave.
Why it’s worth attending: Attend to learn risk management best practices; enhance your soft skills to effectively navigate corporate structures; and understand complicated insurance & risk finance theories or tools. Plus, make connections at a Networking Reception on June 4.
Cost: $99 – $300
What it is: The City of Austin Small Business Program is hosting a celebration of women’s entrepreneurial spirit. Austin area women entrepreneurs are invited to join us in recognizing the contribution of local women business owners.
Where and when: June 9, Hyatt Regency, 208 Barton Springs Rd.
Why it’s worth attending: Panelists will share their insights and experiences in achieving entrepreneurial success. Time is allowed for questions and answers. Come prepared to network with other female business owners.
What it is: A luncheon and awards program highlighting Central Texas employers.
Where and when: June 23, JW Marriott, 110 E. 2nd Street
Why it’s worth attending: Come see which Central Texas companies have the best climate, team atmosphere, benefits, and most engaged employees, and how they’re hiring and retaining the talent that wins them awards.
Cost: $85 – $3,550