Posted by Maya Pillai

Are you looking to start, run and grow your small business? Whether you are a budding or an established entrepreneur, you should attend small business events such as trade shows, training programs or seminars that are held in your area. Small business events are great opportunities to make business acquaintances, share ideas, network and exchange business cards. This is also a form of advertising for your business, which is necessary to enhance the growth of your small business. We have put together a list of events that will be held between the end of March 2012 and June 30th 2012 in the US.

Small Business Events

Social Tech ’12 March 29 & 30, Red Lion Hotel, Seattle
Leading experts in social media marketing will speak on the importance of social media marketing in generating inbound leads and creating brand awareness. They will also teach you to use social media channels to increase your business revenue. Use this opportunity to meet industry insiders who will discuss the various best practices and proven techniques to remove current roadblocks.

Infusioncon 2012, April 2-4, Phoenix, AZ
Renowned speakers such as Gary Vaynerchuk, Pamela Slim and Geoffrey Moore are presenting on topics such as local marketing, social media and lead conversion. The event is conducted over a period of 3 days. There is an early bird discount; any registrations before March 31st is only $275. For more details on event coordination contact 480.289.6826 or send an email to EVENTS@INFUSIONSOFT.COM

Innovation Uncensored, April 18, 2012, New York City
This event is an opportunity for new and established entrepreneurs to meet and network with people from various industries. You can share and also explore various smart business techniques and tools.

America’s Small Business Summit 2012, May 21-23, 2012, Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, DC
This is an annual event of America’s Small Business Summit conducted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The aim of this program is to unite small business owners, managers and entrepreneurs from all over the country to share information, network and discuss common legislative and management concerns.

8th Annual Kentucky Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference June 1, 2012, Louisville, KY
The conference will focus on the initiatives powered by science and engineering talent. This event is open to all small businesses, all faculty, postdoctoral fellows and students. You will be able to exchange scientific ideas and network with the best in the industry.

2012 Veteran Entrepreneur Training Symposium, June 11-14, 2012, Reno, NV
The symposium is focused on discussing the issues faced by veteran-owned companies. The focus of discussion would be on finances, sales & marketing and contracting.

Business Matchmaking Events Westin Galleria Houston, TX, May 23, 2012
Business Matchmaking provides opportunities for small businesses to secure selling contracts from government agencies and major corporations at key events. This event is targeted at small businesses with employees less than or equal to 250. Small businesses attend the business match making event to expand or team up with others to pursue contracts. Business matchmaking is an initiative started by a partnership between the SBA and HP. The events are free and provide a wonderful platform for networking in addition to private meetings with key buyers and counseling sessions with the representatives of SCORE, SBA and SBDC. A point worth mentioning here is that HP, Symantec and Dun & Bradstreet make available products and services to qualified small businesses, giving them the opportunity to sell to the most demanding federal agencies and other corporations.

The small businesses participating in this event will be personally processed to meet with key buyers from federal, state and local government agencies. Individual business counseling will also be provided by the representatives of SCORE and other resource partners.

The business matchmaking events are also held in Philadelphia, PA, San Diego, CA, Miami, FL, Nashville, TN, and New Orleans, LA. The registration dates will be announced shortly. Keeping checking the business matchmaking events site regularly.

It is a good idea for start-ups and established business owners to attend seminars and other business events that are held in their area. For more details, they should make it a point to visit their Chamber of Commerce at least once a month.

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