March 2017 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 March 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.

Small Business Conferences March 2017

eCommerce Insight Summit

What it is: A program about all things ecommerce, from innovations to developing your mobile business and web analytics.

Where and when: March 6-8, Atlanta

Why it’s worth attending: Networking with industry professionals, roundtable conversations, and panels with senior experts give insights into leveraging technology.

Cost: available upon request for invitation

Small Business Expo

What it is: A nationwide B2B trade show, conference, and networking event that takes place in 18 U.S. cities, including Philadelphia this March.

Where and when: March 8, Philadelphia

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.

Cost: Free


What it is: A conference focused on performance marketing and lead generation for vertical media, online lead generation and direct response marketers.

Where and when: March 20-22, Las Vegas

Why it’s worth attending: The gathering is focused on consumer leads for a few main verticals – insurance, Mortgages/Finance (school loan consolidation, business loans, pay day loans) For Profit Education, Home Services, Healthcare, Automotive

Cost: $395-$1,145

CFO Rising East Summit

What it is: An event for CFOs focused on creating business strategies to ensure business growth.

Where and when: March 22-23, Boston

Why it’s worth attending: Attendees can earn 14.5 CPE credits, as well as discover trends, network, and learn about finance technology and innovation.

Cost: $995 – $2,295

Austin Area Events

Direct Mail Marketing Crash Course

What it is: A course that teaches how to run successful direct mail marketing campaigns.

Where and when: March 2, Marriott Courtyard Austin, 300 East 4th St.

Why it’s worth attending: Learn why and how to use direct mail to increase revenue, how to improve prospect targeting, and how to effectively reach your existing customer base.

Cost: Free

Austin Gives Generous Business Awards

What it is: An annual event that recognizes business philanthropy in Central Texas.

Where and when: March 3, Hyatt Regency Austin, 208 Barton Springs Rd.

Why it’s worth attending: Learn which businesses are philanthropy leaders, why it’s beneficial for businesses to give back, and network.

Cost: $80-$1,500

PR Summit

What it is: A conference that brings together entrepreneurs, marketers, publishers, public relations experts, and the press to discuss business communications.

Where and when: March 8, Omni Hotel, 700 San Jacinto Blvd.

Why it’s worth attending: PR Summit will feature over three dozen A-list speakers across a range of industries and vertical markets.

Cost: $13- $1,200

Austin Tipclub Business Networking Event

What it is: A business networking event

Where and when: March 17, Galaxy Café, 8127 Mesa Drive

Why it’s worth attending: Best suited for those who are already in jobs and are looking to build business connections, this event is formatted to allow for spotlight introductions and a “lightning round” that maximizes the chance of making connections.

Cost: Free

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