As a small business professional, you likely wear so many hats that it can be difficult to stay on top of trends and marketing strategies. If you can prioritize a few days this year to attend a conference, there’s a good chance you’ll walk away feeling rejuvenated, with new ideas to help grow your business.
Here are some the top conferences to consider, according to HighLevelMarketing.com:
The Small Business Expo | November 2016 - New York, NY
This is the largest business-to-Business (B2B) trade show, conference and networking event in the nation. For business owners with limited time and budget dollars this free one-day conference takes place in 14 different locations around the country, including Atlanta, Boston, Houston, Minneapolis, New York City, and Seattle. The event is attended by over 50,000 small business professionals and entrepreneurs that are looking for advice on growing their companies.
99U | May 5, 2016 – New York, NY
The goal of this conference is to teach entrepreneurs and small businesses how to turn their ideas into reality. Guest speakers include some of the nation's most successful business leaders. The event includes action-oriented talks, master classes and creative workshops. The event takes place annually at Lincoln Center in Manhattan.
America’s Small Business Summit | June 13, 2016 – Washington D.C.
Hosted by the United States Chamber of Commerce and held in Washington, D.C. this event is attended by small business owners and chamber executives across the country. The event offers keynote speakers, breakout sessions, networking opportunities, and the chance to tell congressional representatives what you and your business need to succeed.
Pubcon | May 3, 2016 – Austin, TX
If you are particularly interested in learning how social media can benefit your small business, this event offers opportunities for in-depth insight into social media, internet marketing and search engine optimization strategies for your business. With guest speakers from some of the nation's leading technology companies, this event offers keynote speakers, networking opportunities, as well as hands-on labs and breakout sessions.