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  • 1. Upcoming Small Business EventsPosted on March 27, 2012 by Maya PillaiAre you looking to start, run and grow your small business? Whether you are a budding or anestablished entrepreneur, you should attend small business events such as trade shows, trainingprograms or seminars that are held in your area. Small business events are great opportunities tomake business acquaintances, share ideas, network and exchange business cards. This is also aform of advertising for your business, which is necessary to enhance the growth of your smallbusiness. We have put together a list of events that will be held between the end of March 2012and June 30th 2012 in the US.Small Business EventsSocial Tech ’12 March 29 & 30, Red Lion Hotel, SeattleLeading experts in social media marketing will speak on the importance of social mediamarketing in generating inbound leads and creating brand awareness. They will also teach you touse social media channels to increase your business revenue. Use this opportunity to meetindustry insiders who will discuss the various best practices and proven techniques to removecurrent roadblocks.Infusioncon 2012, April 2-4, Phoenix, AZRenowned speakers such as Gary Vaynerchuk, Pamela Slim and Geoffrey Moore are presentingon topics such as local marketing, social media and lead conversion. The event is conducted overa period of 3 days. There is an early bird discount; any registrations before March 31 st is only$275. For more details on event coordination contact 480.289.6826 or send an emailto Innovation Uncensored, April 18, 2012, New York CityThis event is an opportunity for new and established entrepreneurs to meet and network withpeople from various industries. You can share and also explore various smart businesstechniques and tools.© 2011 Apptivo Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 2. America’s Small Business Summit 2012, May 21-23, 2012, Omni Shoreham Hotel,Washington, DCThis is an annual event of America’s Small Business Summit conducted by the U.S. Chamber ofCommerce. The aim of this program is to unite small business owners, managers andentrepreneurs from all over the country to share information, network and discuss commonlegislative and management concerns.8th Annual Kentucky Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference June 1, 2012,Louisville, KYThe conference will focus on the initiatives powered by science and engineering talent. Thisevent is open to all small businesses, all faculty, postdoctoral fellows and students. You will beable to exchange scientific ideas and network with the best in the industry.2012 Veteran Entrepreneur Training Symposium, June 11-14, 2012, Reno, NVThe symposium is focused on discussing the issues faced by veteran-owned companies. Thefocus of discussion would be on finances, sales & marketing and contracting.Business Matchmaking Events Westin Galleria Houston, TX, May 23, 2012Business Matchmaking provides opportunities for small businesses to secure selling contractsfrom government agencies and major corporations at key events. This event is targeted at smallbusinesses with employees less than or equal to 250. Small businesses attend the business matchmaking event to expand or team up with others to pursue contracts. Business matchmaking is aninitiative started by a partnership between the SBA and HP. The events are free and provide awonderful platform for networking in addition to private meetings with key buyers andcounseling sessions with the representatives of SCORE, SBA and SBDC. A point worthmentioning here is that HP, Symantec and Dun & Bradstreet make available products andservices to qualified small businesses, giving them the opportunity to sell to the most demandingfederal agencies and other corporations.The small businesses participating in this event will be personally processed to meet with keybuyers from federal, state and local government agencies. Individual business counseling willalso 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. Keepingchecking the business matchmaking events site regularly.© 2011 Apptivo Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 3. It is a good idea for start-ups and established business owners to attend seminars and otherbusiness events that are held in their area. For more details, they should make it a point to visittheir Chamber of Commerce at least once a month.Flickr image by worldwaterweek© 2011 Apptivo Inc. All rights reserved.

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