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 September 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: An event that addresses assessing risks and opportunities, striking a balance between cost, risk and speed, and how to ask the right questions of the right stakeholders at the right time in digital business.
Where and when: September 11-13, Nashville
Why it’s worth attending: Learn to take technology procurement to the next level to support business innovation, evaluate and negotiate software license agreements and cloud contracts, and manage cost optimization.
Cost: $2,425 – $2,925
What it is: A nationwide B2B trade show, conference, and networking event that takes place in 18 U.S. cities, including San Francisco this August.
Where and when: September 14, Los Angeles
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: An event that will explore the rapid escalation of security, privacy, and risk from the operational back office to a strategic, enterprise-level imperative — and key driver of digital business and customer trust.
Where and when: September 14-15, Washington, D.C.
Why it’s worth attending: Many businesses understand the need for a commitment to trust when it comes to security and data privacy, but at the same time threats are increasing. This conference will explore how to mitigate risk, what technologies can help, and how security in this new era can help a business grow.
Cost: $2,350 – $2,550
What it is: An innovation conference where you can see new trends, prototype disruptive ideas, and learn how to leverage megatrends.
Where and when: September 27-29, Toronto, Ontario
Why it’s worth attending: With no vendors present, this event is a great way to get in-depth introductions and takeaways when it comes to future trends that will shape almost every industry.
Cost: $1,666 – $1,999
Austin Area Events
What it is: A practical introduction to basic accounting concepts and the primary financial statements from City of Austin Economic Development.
Where and when: September 1, Entrepreneur Center of Austin
4029 S. Capital of Texas Hwy
Why it’s worth attending: Learn some basic accounting knowledge and skills, so you can better evaluate new opportunities, manage current operations, ensure timely and accurate tax compliance and attract new partners or investors.
What it is: This City of Austin Economic Development class covers five essentials to marketing your small business.
Where and when: September 7, Entrepreneur Center of Austin
4029 South Capital of Texas Highway
Why it’s worth attending: Learn the right strategies and tactics to maximize success and avoid wasting valuable time and money. This class is taught by a University of Texas Instructor and counts toward the 6 course requirement needed to earn your Business Skills Certification.
What it is: Hosted by the Austin Chamber of Commerce, this event features Keynote speaker Kurt Wilkin, who will talk about a strategic approach to attracting and retaining talent.
Where and when: September 14, Bazaarvoice, 10901 South Stonelake Blvd.
Why it’s worth attending: With a keynote, roundtables, and networking, this is a great way to learn more about strategic talent planning.
Cost: $25 – $35
What it is: This class, hosted by the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, will include tips on how to properly protect your business, whether you are just getting started or have been in business for many years.
Where and when: September 20, Entrepreneur Center of Austin 4029 South Capital of Texas Highway
Why it’s worth attending: Understand the two primary costs to insurance and why you, as a small business, need insurance. The class will outline the types of different insurance coverage available to business owners and how to best select an Insurance agent and company.