Lots of entrepreneurs are hesitant to take vacations because they’re always so concerned with running their businesses. But what if you could take a vacation while also learning valuable insights from other professionals and networking with like-minded individuals.
That’s what the upcoming Entrepreneurs Cruise can offer. The event takes place from April 22-29, leaving from Florida and cruising to destinations like St. Maarten and Puerto Rico.
For those interested, you can learn more about the event, including how to sign up, in the Featured Events section.
And that’s not the only upcoming event that could benefit your small business. Check out even more opportunities in the list below.
To see a full list or to submit your own event, contest or award listing, visit the Small Business Events Calendar.
Featured Events, Contests and Awards
WEBINAR: 5 Trends that Will Drive Your Profitability and Growth in 2018
January 24, 2018, Online
Customer habits and perceptions are rapidly evolving as new technologies such as artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things go mainstream. New opportunities are opening up – but at the same time businesses of all sizes are under intense pressure to meet changing customer expectations. In this webinar on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 2:00 pm ET, you will learn five key trends that will drive profitability and growth in 2018, if businesses quickly leverage them and adapt to them, including: The Automation Revolution, Rise of Amazon, Expectations, The Instant Customer Service Trend, The DIY Dichotomy, Always-On Operations. Get ahead of the curve and lead in your marketplace, by understanding how to use these trends for growth and profit. Register today!
LEAP HR: Retail Conference, Nashville 2018
February 27, 2018, Nashville, Tenn.
LEAP HR: Retail 2018 will once again dig deeper into the innovative people leaps helping digital-native and established retailers succeed in a rapidly transforming industry. With new speakers, fresh case studies, and a pre-conference ‘Boot Camp’ day dedicated to what the next-generation retail workforce really looks like, LEAP HR Retail 2018 remains the unique opportunity for senior people leaders in this industry to really challenge and get creative around how we do HR in retail.
WEBINAR: “Make it Rain Money: Close Deals Faster and Speed Up Collections”
March 13, 2018, Online
Would you like to bring revenue in the door faster? Do you want every edge possible to get paid fast? Register today for this webinar to learn how other small businesses are eliminating their pain points in the contract and invoicing process, through use of electronic signature and invoicing apps. Walk away with concrete tips for how to get contracts signed and invoices paid faster. Plus, get access to DocuSign whitepapers with actionable ideas for how to improve YOUR company’s systems. Register today!
Entrepreneurs Cruise 2018
April 22, 2018, Orlando, Fla.
Are you an Entrepreneur and need to get away and take a break? Ready to recharge, rejuvenate in new surroundings and be inspired by other like minds? Then, you can’t miss the 4th annual Entrepreneurs Cruise! Entrepreneurs Cruise 2018 takes place April 22nd to 29th, 2018 onboard the Royal Caribbean ‘Oasis of the Seas’ Cruise Ship departing Orlando (Port Canaveral), Florida, sailing to Philipsburg (St. Maarten), San Juan (Puerto Rico), Labadee (Haiti). Register today!
DigiMarCon East 2018 – Digital Marketing Conference
May 10, 2018, New York, N.Y.
DigiMarCon East 2018 Digital Marketing Conference takes place May 10th to 11th, 2018 at the luxurious New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square, New York City.
It’s the one digital marketing event you can’t afford to miss! Whether your goal is to reinforce customer loyalty, improve lead generation, increase sales, or drive stronger consumer engagement, DigiMarCon East 2018’s agenda will help attendees enhance their marketing efforts. Sessions will focus on building traffic, expanding brand awareness, improving customer service and gaining insight into today’s latest digital tools. Register today!
TECHSPO Houston 2018
June 06, 2018, Houston, Texas
TECHSPO Houston 2018 is a 2-day technology expo which takes place JUNE 6 – 7, 2018 at the luxurious Houston Marriott Eaton Centre Hotel in Houston, Ontario. TECHSPO Houston brings together developers, brands, marketers, technology providers, designers, innovators and evangelists looking to set the pace in our advanced world of technology. TECHSPO Houston 2018 promises to be better than ever and we’re excited to see all the amazing tech companies and talent that will join us. Register today!
Growth & Success Con
September 17, 2018, Online
This small business virtual conference is dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs at all stages who are stuck in the daily grind of building their businesses and struggle to get solid advice and guidance. An amazing panel of experts in various disciplines and business coaches will share tips & tricks on topics including Growth, Marketing, Management & Business Building for Success. Register today!
- Starting a Food Business
January 23, 2018, Chicago, Ill.
- Home Business Workshop
January 23, 2018, Kissimmee, Fla.
- Email Marketing with Social Media for Business Workshop
January 23, 2018, Doral, Fla.
- Become a Jedi Master of Email Marketing: 10 Tips & Tricks for Clicks
January 24, 2018, Online
- Cannabis Collaborative Conference 4.0
January 24, 2018, Portland, Ore.
- Employee Onboarding in a Digital World
January 24, 2018, Online
- Small Business Expo 2018 – DALLAS
January 24, 2018, Dallas, Texas
- ARKit – the undisputed king of the augmented reality space
January 25, 2018, Plano, Texas
- Writing Effective Email
January 26, 2018, Online
- Take Control of Your Life – Master Communication Skills
January 27, 2018, San Jose, Calif.
- Los Angeles MBA Fair – Meet Top US and International Business Schools
January 27, 2018, Los Angeles, Calif.
- Advancing Prefabrication Conference Dallas 2018
January 29, 2018, Lewisville, Texas
- Pakistan Business, Investment & Franchise Forum 2018 – The Investment RoadShow
January 30, 2018, Karachi, Pakistan
- Data Privacy and Security Summit, Washington DC, 2018
January 30, 2018, Washington, D.C.
- Chief Customer Officer USA 2018
January 30, 2018, Miami, Fla.
- LEAP HR: Life Sciences – West Coast Edition
January 30, 2018, San Francisco, Calif.
- How Azure Machine Learning can be “The Next Step” for business success
January 31, 2018, Plano, Texas
- The Return of The Real Wolf of Wall Street in New York – February 2018
February 02, 2018, New York City, N.Y.
- Your Logo’s Great! How’s Your Brand? How To Best Communicate Your Food Brand
February 06, 2018, Chicago, Ill.
- Power Business Expo 2018 / Health and Wellness Fair
February 06, 2018, Miami, Fla.
- Public Vote to Crown America’s Most Unique Small Business Underway
November 08, 2018, Online
This weekly listing of small business events, contests and awards is provided as a community service by Small Business Trends and SmallBizTechnology.
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