Starting, maintaining, or expanding a small business can often times feel like venturing into uncharted territory. That is why we highly recommend taking advantage of the variety of small business events, workshops, classes and resources provided by communities country-wide. Our pick of events taking place in June 2018 are ripe with tools for entrepreneurs and small-business owners. We hope you take the opportunity to get out there and network, establish community, locate key resources, keep up to date with evolving business technology, and discover the next step toward meeting your business goals.
Events Around the Country
What it is: A SCORE workshop that focuses on the basics of federal, state and local laws – helping small businesses avoid legal risks.
When and where: June 1, Seattle, Washington
Why it’s worth attending: This workshop is presented by SCORE, One of the nations largest networks of expert small business mentors, helping entrepreneurs through one-on-one mentoring, workshops and educational resources since 1964. One of SCORE’s senior mentors, Guy Towle, will be leading the workshop. Guy worked for 41 years as a business and corporate attorney. He is now a regular volunteer at SCORE, counseling small business owners on legal matters.
What it is: A two-day tech expo showcasing celebrated business ventures, which have significantly advanced with the help of technology.
When and where: June 6-7, Houston, Texas
Why it’s worth attending: Learn how evolving technologies can have an impact on your small business. Visit the free showcase where you will meet inspirational business owners who are using technologies to advance their businesses and shape the future of emerging venture. Attend the conference and gain insight from the various technology training seminars presented by select exhibitors.
Cost: The showcase is free, however attendance is limited: Register Today!
What it is: An event explicitly designed for entrepreneurs and small businesses including workshops and seminars, an exhibitor hall, product demonstrations, speed networking, a business card exchange, and a think tank area.
When and where: June 7, Denver, Colorado
Why it’s worth attending: To discover resources that help small businesses grow and to learn from industry experts. Google will be presenting on the topics “Grow Your Business Online with Google” and “Surviving And Thriving In The Digital Age”.
What it is: An in-depth workshop providing information on management and technical assistance provided by the North Texas SBDC (Small Business Development Center) Network throughout the 49 counties.
When and where: June 8, Dallas, Texas
Why it’s worth attending: Workshops such as these exist to make the process of starting your own business less isolating. If you are a small business owner located in North Texas, come to learn about the resources and support available to aspiring entrepreneurs and established small-business owners.
What it is: An event for enterprise marketers, small business leaders, marketing consultants, or entrepreneurs who want to know how SEO (Search Engine Optimization) really works.
When and where: June 13, San Diego, California
Why it’s worth attending: Learn how organic search strategies can impact your business online. Attendees will be given real world examples of how search engines work, followed by small group analysis and discussion of each participants’ individual website. This event is highly interactive, providing direct information as to how business owners can harness the potential of SEO to increase traffic on their sites.
Cost: $375 – $500
Austin, TX Events
What it is: A session presented by the City of Austin Small Business Program designed to inform business owners seeking financial resources to grow their business – specifically describing how the SBA’s 504 CDC (Certified Development Companies) loan program works.
When and where: June 6, Austin, Texas
Why it’s worth attending: Business owners aiming to expand their business can learn how the 504 loan program provides “long-term, fixed-rate, subordinate mortgage financing for acquisition and/or renovation of capital assets including land, buildings and equipment”.
What it is: A session presented by the City of Austin Small Business Program that focuses on the benefits of starting your business using minimum viable resources.
When and where: June 12, Austin, Texas
Why it’s worth attending: Learn what the “Lean start-up process” is and how it can save you time, money and energy before investing to build your business.
What it is: The Society of WE is a gathering of like-minded female entrepreneurs who meet monthly to provide each other with quality support, advice and above all – community.
When and where: June 13th, Austin, Texas * This is a monthly reoccurring event, held the second Wednesday evening of each month.
Why it’s worth attending: Pitch your business ideas in a safe environment. Get free, valuable advice from experienced female business owners. Find the right people, connections, and resources you need to get your business up and running.
What it is: A class presented by SCORE and the City of Austin Small Business Program, designed to help business owners clarify their business plan and create realistic financial goals and strategies.
When and where: June 21, Austin, Texas
Why it’s worth attending: In addition to re-aligning your business for success by learning how to write a cohesive business plan, attendees will also learn how to utilize databases from the Austin Public Library resources that can further assist them on their path to success.
What it is: A celebration of women’s entrepreneurial spirit hosted by the City of Austin’s Small Business Program.
When and where: June 22, Austin, Texas
Why it’s worth attending: Experienced entrepreneur panelists will share their stories of success, followed by a Q&A. This is also a great opportunity to network with other female business owners.