Small Biz Events Roundup: Confab, Seth Godin Live, BlogHer, Black Enterprise + More

Welcome to this week’s roundup of events, conferences and webinars for growing companies and entrepreneurs, delivered to you each other week by Small Business Trends and .

Why not register for a number of of those educational conferences, webinars and events Get out of the office, learn something, and make new connections for 2013 and beyond.

If you’re organizing a good event that small businesses should find out about or simply attending one, please let me find out about it.


Valentine’s Day Review – Time to turn Some Like to Mobile and CSE Shoppers
February 26, 2013, Online

SingleFeed and mShopper are offering advice on how ecommerce retailers can reach more online & mobile shoppers, including:

Up-to-the-minute trends in mobile shopping.
How a lot more revenue would you will have had with a mobile-centric website and CSE shoppers
How to be mobile ready & sell at the Comparison Shopping Engines CSEs.

Transform Your Sales Culture
February 27, 2013, Philadelphia

Join Gene Marks and Todd Cohen for this half day seminar and learn:

How to devise for and create a sales culture – not only a sales team – to extend sales
How to make relationships work in a more profitable way
How to distinguish yourself in 5 words or less and feature more profitable conversations
How to transform your customer relationship system from a “glorified Rolodex” to a productive sales and marketing system
How to make your mind up which emerging sales and marketing technologies you must consider this year

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February 27-28, 2013, Ny City

Learn how Fortune 500 Corporations are using crowdsourcing to out-innovate, out-process, & out-engage their competition. Companies like GE, Microsoft, Walmart, eBay & many others.

Produced by the leading voices in crowdsourcing, David Bratvold and Daily Crowdsource, Crowdoplis was created to teach both corporate leaders and small businesses that crowdsourcing is replacing outsourcing to translate millions of words in mere minutes, invent products that sell out before any costs are incurred, and create national award winning TV commercials for $20.

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3 SMX West 3
March 11-13, 2013, San Jose, CA

The landscape of search and search engine optimisation changes constantly.
To sustain, stay ahead, grow your enterprise, and get more (and higher) traffic for your site, you wish to have the correct help.
Search Marketing Expo is a conference that gives greater than 50 cutting-edge sessions (in addition to invaluable networking opportunities) covering the quest marketing strategies and tactics you’ll must thrive in 2013 and beyond.
Whether you’re a beginner or a search marketing expert, whether you figure at (or with) an agency or manage search marketing in-house, SMX West has programming to suit you.

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5 5 6 Digital Marketing World: B2C & Retail Marketing 6
March 8, 2013, Online

This free virtual conference is designed to handle the explicit digital marketing concerns faced by marketers in today’s consumer-based and retail sales industries. Reserve your spot now and prepare for 3 actionable sessions, including:

1. Give your Email Programs a Dynamic Boost with Customer Data
2. Believable Business Blogging
3. Engaging Customers Before, During, and After the Sale

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8 1 8 9 Spark & Hustle 2013 Tour 9
Multiple cities & dates, March – July 2013

Led by Tory Johnson, the jam-packed, high-energy two-day event lets you experience big breakthroughs on your business and yourself. This two day conference arms current and aspiring small business owners with the tools, strategies and support to earn more money now.

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1 3 1 2 Live Q&A with Seth Godin 2
March 15, 2013, Costa Mesa, CA

Here’s a bet for readers in Southern California to hitch Seth for a night presentation and Q&A considering his new book, The Icarus Deception.

The presentation runs from 6:30 to eight pm, and limited to the primary 1000 those who sign on .

Doors open at 5 pm for networking and a book signing, and the organizers will alert attendees about exclusive post-event opportunities besides.

3 4 3 4 BlogHer Entrepreneurs 2013 4
March 21-22, 2013, Mountain View, CA

BlogHer Entrepreneurs ’13 is BlogHer’s third annual event designed for ladies who like to start something, whether their goal is to strike out all alone with a superb idea, or to bring an entrepreneurial way to innovation within an organization.

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6 6 6 7 Small Business Forum 7

Various locations and dates in 2013 including:
Lafayette, LA March 21, 2013
Midland, TX April 11, 2013
Valdosta, GA April 25, 2013 … and more might be traveling to cities near you during 2013, in partnership with SCORE, for two-hour sessions designed to assist local small businesses find out how to successfully market their businesses online. Various dates and cities in the course of the year. Sessions are free.

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9 8 9 0 CONFAB 2013 0
London – March 25-27
Minneapolis – June 3-5
Atlanta – November 11-12

As the leading conference of its kind, Confab: The Content Strategy Conference brings together professionals everywhere who realize the cost of content. User experience. Marketing. IT. Business management. Here’s one big party for content-loving folks that value smart thinking, voracious learning, and dependable improvement within the workplace and beyond.

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2 0 2 3 InfusionCon 2013 3
March 27-29, 3013, Scottsdale AZ

InfusionCon is a must-attend event for all Infusionsoft customers. There are a selection of sessions geared towards business owners, marketing and sales strategists, developers, administrators and more. Session topics cover a various range of topics relevant to small businesses, including Infusionsoft training, business plan, social media, company culture, business management, automation, branding, copywriting, affiliate marketing online and more.

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5 Social Media Marketing World 5
April 7-9, 2013, San Diego, CA 6 2 6

Join 1,000 fellow marketers on the mega-conference designed to inspire and empower you with social media marketing ideas—brought to you by Social Media Examiner.

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8 4 8 9 Inc. GROWCO 9
April 11-12, 2013, New Orleans

Inc. created GROWCO, a 3-day conference, for business leaders who want brass tacks advice to realize the following level of growth. GROWCO speakers include founders and CEOs of fast-growing companies, icons within the business community, and authors of definitive business tomes. Learn to develop a vision, manage a team, create a brand, get the foremost to your marketing dollar, hook up with customers, close deals, and find capital.

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1 6 1 2 Affiliate Management Days 2
April 16-17, 2013, San Francisco
May 15-16,2013, London

Whether your organization already offers an associates program, otherwise you are considering offering an associates program, Affiliate Management Days offers insights into how other online retailers are successfully implementing and managing their affiliate programs. Find out about: affiliate recruitment techniques, communication with affiliates, affiliate internet marketing analytics, landing page and conversion optimization, legislative issues, mobile and internet affiliate marketing, and more.

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4 8 4 5 America’s Small Business Summit 5
April 29 – May 1, 2013, Washington, DC

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s annual event will enable you to access the experience and perspective of hundreds of small business owners facing the identical challenges you face and get the tools, strategies, and best practices to compete successfully in today’s rapidly changing business environment. One can boost your impact with ideas from successful entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, top caliber keynoters, and chamber executives.

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7 0 7 8 SOBCon Chicago 2013 8
May 3-5, 2013, Chicago

SOBCon is a 2-day interactive business “think tank” that moves ideas to action. In the course of the conference, attendees increase their business IQ in a fascinating and positive learning environment. They dispose of an actionable and measurable marketing strategy, in addition to invaluable business strategies and abilities, increased confidence, and a network of connections to drive their companies forward.

This year’s Chicago theme is “The Customer Centered Business” – talking and masterminding about strategies so they can engage your customers and grow what you are promoting.

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0 2 0 1 2013 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo 1
May 15-18, 2013, Columbus OH

The Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo attracts greater than 1,200 attendees annually. Entrepreneurs from everywhere in the country come together to soak up everything the conference has to offer—from informative sessions, high-powered speakers, networking opportunities, to essential tools for emerging and established entrepreneurs. Because the country’s premier business conference and networking event for African American entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and professionals, The Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference is the sole venue where leaders of the nation’s largest black-owned businesses gather at one place, one time, and with one purpose.

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3 4 3 4 National Small Business Week 4
May 20-26, 2013, Washington, DC

National Small Business Week 2012 is a two and a half day conference in Washington, D.C. specializing in small business accomplishments, including disaster recovery, procurement and entrepreneurial success.

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6 6 6 7 The Small Business Expo 7
May 16 – New York
June 20 – Dallas
October 17 – Boston
November 7 – Los Angeles
January 16, 2014 – Miami

Small Business Expo is the biggest nation-wide B2B tradeshow, conference & networking event for Small Business Owners. Business Owners browse & meet in our huge exhibition hall crammed with exhibitors showcasing valuable products & services to assist their businesses grow, attend small business workshops, seminars & meet-ups, network with other small business owners & entrepreneurs within the cyber lounge & speed networking areas, & watch exciting product demos.

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9 8 9 0 Internet Week Manhattan 0
May 20-27, 2013

Since 2008, Internet Week has taken place all around the city, due to our many partners hosting diverse events in several locations.The result’s a critical mass of web-focused events that raises the profile of NYC’s industry as an entire, in addition to the partners who participate.

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2 0 2 3 Creative Freelancer Conference 3
June 22-24, 2013, San Francisco

During this three day conference inside the HOW Design Live Conference, Veteran freelancers and expert consultants will arm you with all of the practical information you should set goals for growth—and provde the confidence and knowledge it’s a must to achieve them.

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5 2 5 6 Global Entrepreneurship Week 6
November 18-24, 2013

Started in 2008 by former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Carl Schramm, the president and CEO of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, GEW is a chain of international events meant to inspire people everywhere to explore their entrepreneurial potential. GEW also aims to attach innovators with mentors and investors — making it a perfect setting for young treps to set up their startups and concepts.

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