Posted by Maya Pillai

As a small business owner, it is imperative to network and learn from the knowledge and experience of others. We look at some of the upcoming small business events in 2013. It is highly recommended that all small business owners attend them. There are a host of conferences, expos, events where you can interact with business tycoons, marketing gurus, star entrepreneurs and others. This is an excellent opportunity to meet peers, strike alliances, expand your knowledge base and advertise your company. Who knows, this may be your chance to create a great impression for your small business venture. Do come prepared to carry your business card and company brief with you.

Digital Marketing World: B2C & Retail Marketing – March 8, 2013, Online

This is a free virtual conference. Kevin Hunt, social media manager for General Mills, will make a presentation and case study on effective business blogging.  There are question and answer sessions with conference speakers. Plus there is a valuable session on how to run effective customer campaigns by incorporating customer data in your email programs.

SMX West – March 11-13, 2013, San Jose, CA

This is a major conference that offers more than 50 sessions on state-of-the-art search marketing strategies and techniques. Sessions include search engine optimization, landing page conversions, social media marketing,  paid search advertising, local and mobile search and more. Valuable and top notch expertise will arm you with the ammunition required to attain your lofty goals. Thanks to this opportunity, you will be able to align your present in tune with your ambitious vision.

Inc. GROWCO – April 11-12, 2013, New Orleans

The intricacies and the whole gamut of successful entrepreneurship are taught at this important event. The speakers and experts are famous in their own right. “Business growth” is the buzzword in this eagerly awaited event.

America’s Small Business Summit – April 29-May 1, 2013, Washington DC

Gain from the perspective and experience of your peers as well as leading entrepreneurs here. Get exposed to fresh and innovative ideas here. It is time to add a dose of dynamism in your dream venture.

Creative Freelancer Conference – June 22-24, San Francisco

In this notable conference, freelancers will share practical wisdom which will enable you to be successful and grow at a torrid pace. The elegant and well organized schedule is designed to help freelancers at various levels learn the aspects of professional freelancing.

Do share your experience at these events so that others can benefit. No more needs to be said about the importance of attending these strategic events.

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