Still trying to figure out how the government’s stimulus package will help you survive the recession? Join the crowd! Most small businesses realize they’ll have to do what they’ve always done and rely on their own ingenuity to weather the economic storm.
Springtime is a great time to focus on your company’s growth strategy. Within the next couple of months there are a lot of small business events and conferences being held throughout the country which provide networking, sales and educational opportunities. You can choose an event close to home or pick a national conference where you might be able to combine a little R&R with your business travel.
SBTV.com offers a comprehensive small business events calendar — the largest on the Internet. You’ll find it by clicking on the events tab at the top of our homepage. Let me highlight some of the events coming up in the next few weeks that you might find of interest.
Next week at Disney’s Contemporary Resort in Orlando, Florida, (April 29 – May 1) is the 9th Annual DiversityBusiness.com Conference. Diversity experts are scheduled to present best practices and expert advice on HR issues, multicultural marketing, supplier diversity and ethnic advertising. I’ll be speaking there on April 30 on the topic of women business million dollar businesses. Supermodel Kathy Ireland is speaking and being recognized at the event, too. Sure wish I’d given up those nightly ice cream splurges.
The Latino Coalition’s Business Matchmaking event is scheduled for May 6 in Washgington, DC. This event is a cutomized business matching program for registered Hispanic small businesses.
Women’s Leadership Exchange is hosting an event in Minneapolis on May 5. W:LE is the premiere conference for you to connect with the right people through a guided facilitation program throughout the day. In Chicago, on May 20 Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) is sponsoring a regional meeting focusing on small business stimulus and business growth opportunities.
Of course, May is the month for small business week honoring the country’s small businesses and their accomplishments. Check for events in your local area or visit the SBA’s website.
Don’t forget, you can include your events on SBTV.com’s events calendar. Simply locate the calendar in the bottom right-hand column in the SBTV.com Community, and click on any date. Find the submit button and fill out the form. We’ll enter your event into our calendar for other members to see. If you have questions, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hope to see you at some of these events. And here’s to stimulating new business opportunies for your company this spring.