Being a successful entrepreneur involves more than just selling a product or service; it also involves constantly developing yourself. You must be open to learning new things, and attending conferences is a great way to gain exposure to recent changes happening in the business world. It also prevents you from having to learn in isolation, as you will have the opportunity to meet and speak with other like-minded individuals who share your interests and passions.
Which Conferences Should I Attend?
The decision of which conferences to attend should generally be based on your business and personal goals. If there are things you want to achieve for yourself and your business, you should ask yourself whether attending a particular conference will help you to meet those goals. The decision will also be based on your own time commitments and budget, as you may not be able to travel to certain conferences if you have other commitments or budget constraints.
What Are The Best Conferences?
While everyone has different goals for their business, here are 3 conferences every entrepreneur should attend:
1. Social Media Marketing World
Social media is so prevalent in our society that it’s nearly impossible for entrepreneurs to ignore the power of social media in marketing a business or service. This conference is one of the biggest events dealing with the social media industry and draws nearly 5,000 attendees every year, including students and social media experts. It’s a great forum for entrepreneurs who want to learn how to be successful in using social media and hear about the latest strategies and trends being used today. This year’s conference recently just wrapped up and was held in San Diego, CA February 28-March 2nd. Next year’s conference is slated to take place March 20-22nd in San Diego.
2. Podcast Movement
These days, it seems like everyone has a podcast, and it’s not hard to see why, as it is a very effective means of staying relevant and communicating with your consumer base. The Podcast Movement conference, now in its fifth year, brings together thousands of podcasters to talk about the medium of podcasting. It’s a great place to learn for any entrepreneur who is considering starting a podcast or who is already hosting one and just wants to make it better. The 2018 conference will be held in Philadelphia, PA from July 23 – 26 and registrants can get $50 off their ticket by using promo code FIRE.
3. CEO Space
The CEO Space conference celebrates its 30 year anniversary this year, and this event is definitely worth attending for any entrepreneur. The focus of the conference is learning how to accelerate business growth, and it delves into such relevant topics as legal compliance, making presentations to business investors, tax and strategic planning, marketing, social media and many others. It is geared toward entrepreneurs of all ages, whether experienced or novice. The five day annual event will now be located at the Innisbrook Resort in Tampa, Florida and the 2018 conference will run from March 19 – 24, 2018.
If you can’t make these conferences this year, don’t sweat it! Use these when planning your 2019 conference schedule. Why not invest in yourself, while simultaneously investing in your business?