September Small Business Events 2019

Taking advantage of workshops, classes and expos are proactive ways to improve your small business, find funding for your startup, or learn how to make ideas become reality. That is why every month we selectively choose a group of events for entrepreneurs at various levels, so as to create meaningful time for you to connect with your small business community.

September 2019 Small Business Events

Events Around the Country

Sistahs in Business EXPO

What it is: SIB EXPO is the only multi-city business expo designed to provide a platform where women of color can expand their reach and grow their businesses.

When and where: September 7th, Atlanta, GA

Why it’s worth attending: This expo intentionally focuses on entrepreneurial women of color. It provides a diverse group of vendors, dynamic speakers and panelists, unique networking opportunities, giveaways, door prizes and more.

Cost: $10 – $20


Better Your Business

What it is: An interactive legal workshop hosted by Pardalis & N. from NYC Legal & Networking Events.

When and where: September 17th, New York, NY

Why it’s worth attending: Gain insight on forming, protecting and boosting your business legally, and take the opportunity to receive free 1-on-1 legal consultations.

Cost: Free


Small Business Brief Advice Legal Clinic

What it is: Free legal advice (in English and Spanish) for small business owners from a group of attorneys, presented by the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center, District Bridges, The Latino Economic Development Center, and Uptown Main Street.

When and where: September 18th, Washington, DC

Why it’s worth attending: Find answers to questions pertaining to your small business such as, contracts, leases, taxes and more. If you don’t have any specific questions, you can simply tell the attorneys about your business and they will give you general advice.

Cost: Free


Small Business Growth Panel

What it is: A panel of speakers will share their start up stories, focusing on how they created the perfect team of employees.

When and where: September 19th, Chicago, IL

Why it’s worth attending: Gain an understanding of the diversity of obstacles businesses face as they start, struggle and eventually succeed. This year’s success stories will be from the perspectives of three different business models: a startup coffeehouse, a home-based business and a larger, multi-department company.

Cost: $25


Small Business BOLD Workshop

What it is: A monthly Garland, Texas Chamber of Commerce event for small business owners and entrepreneurs.

When and where: September 24th, Garland, TX

Why it’s worth attending: At September’s Garland Chamber workshop, attendees will get the opportunity to ask a panel of local bankers questions such as, “What is the difference between a business loan and an SBA loan?” or “Is there a local bank that can help with small business loans?”

Cost: Free – $100


Small Business Expo 2019 – San Diego

What it is: One of America’s biggest small business conferences focused on sharing business strategy tips and small business trends.

When and where: September 27th, San Diego, CA

Why it’s worth attending: The expo facilitates building new relationships via Speed Networking Sessions, 25+ engaging workshops and seminars. Exhibiting at this event is highly encouraged for start-ups looking to raise product awareness.

Cost: Free – $100


Events in Austin

Manage Your Cash Flow

What it is: Taught by a University of Texas Instructor, this class is about understanding, managing, measuring and improving cash flow

When and where: September 5th, Austin, TX

Why it’s worth attending: Learn how to keep cash activities in check by gaining an understanding of cash flow and how to properly use it to keep your business alive and well. This class counts toward the 6 course requirement needed to earn your Business Skills Certification via the University of Texas.

Cost: $35


CoFounder Austin

What it is: A monthly meetup organized for those looking for a Co-Founder with the potential opportunity of finding software developers, UI UX designers, hardware architects, executives, interns, and angel investors.

When and where: September 9th, Austin, TX

Why it’s worth attending: This is a great event to attend if you’re looking to build the team you need to start your business, or alternatively, find the early-stage startup in need of your professional talents!

Cost: Free


Conversations 2019

What it is: Hosted by ManyChat, the #1 bot platform for Facebook Messenger, Conversations 2019 is touted to be the largest messenger marketing conference.

When and where: September 13th, Austin, TX

Why it’s worth attending: Get to know how messenger marketing can help your business engage with customers in a more conversational way. As opposed to email marketing, which traditionally involves a longer correspondence period, messenger marketing can expedite communication and problem solving, and increase sales leads. 2,000+ small businesses, marketing pros and chatbot experts will be in attendance to enhance your experience and help you learn how to make Messenger Marketing work to the benefit of your small business. Also promised is an amazing selection of local food, bands and a Texas big bash backyard atmosphere.

Cost: $295 – $1,199


Social Media Best Practices

What it is: A class taught by a University of Texas Instructor that is designed to help small businesses use social media as a well implemented marketing tool.

When and where: September 13th, Austin, TX

Why it’s worth attending: Learn how to use social media like Facebook and Twitter to increase your brand image and awareness, develop stronger customer relations and improve return on investment (ROI). This class counts toward the 6 course requirement needed to earn your Business Skills Certification via the University of Texas.

Cost: $35

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