Registration & Check-In opens at 9:30AM

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

Small Business Expo is Chicago’s BIGGEST business networking & educational event for Small Business Owners & Entrepreneurs. Come join other passionate Chicago Business Owners and learn how to increase revenue & grow your business.

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Attend Workshops Led by Industry Experts
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Expand Your Network
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Learn from Amazing Keynote Speakers
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Meet Vendors to Help Grow Your Business

Houston show agenda

Plan your day & Attend Business-Building Workshops, Speed Networking Sessions & Industry Expert Keynote Presentations.

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October 30, 202410AM-5:00PM CST

NRG Convention Center

10:00AM CST
SMALL BUSINESS EXPO OPEN
10:30AM - 11:00AM CST
10:40AM - 11:00AM CST

Industry Meet-Up Networking Session

11:00AM - 11:45AM CST

SPEED NETWORKING

10:00AM
SMALL BUSINESS EXPO OPEN
10:30AM - 11:00AM CST
10:40AM - 11:00AM CST

Industry Meet-Up Networking Session

11:00AM - 11:45AM CST

SPEED NETWORKING

11:00AM -11:20AM CST
11:20AM - 11:40AM CST
11:40AM - 12:00PM CST
1:00PM - 1:45PM CST

SPEED NETWORKING

1:00PM -1:20PM CST
1:20PM -1:40PM CST

Industry Meet-Up Networking Session

1:40PM - 2:00PM CST

Industry Meet-Up Networking Session

2:00PM - 2:45PM CST

SPEED NETWORKING

2:45PM -3:15PM CST

Workshop Room 1

3:00PM - 3:45PM CST

SPEED NETWORKING

3:00PM -3:20PM CST
3:20PM - 3:40PM CST
3:40PM - 4:00PM CST
4:00PM - 5:00PM CST

Networking Happy Hour

5:00PM CST
SMALL BUSINESS EXPO CLOSES

discover new vendors

Meet with Exhibitors that provide Innovative Products & Services to Help Build Your Business.

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SHOP NEW PRODUCTS TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS
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GET INSPIRED
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FIND NEW VENDORS
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BUILD NEW RELATIONSHIPS
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LEARN FROM INDUSTRY EXPERTS

build your business network

Meet with other successful business owners and get inspired.

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GET INSPIRED
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MEET WITH LIKE-MINDED ENTREPRENEURS
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MARKET YOUR BUSINESS

GET DOTTEDR

Easily locate & connect with attendees in different industries using our special Color-Code System provided when you check-in.

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Choose Your Industry

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What Our Attendees Have To Say

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Learned a Lot Today
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INSIGHTFUL SEMINARS
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IMPACTFUL NETWORKING
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Made Great Connections
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EXCITED TO BE HERE
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BADGE REGISTRATION OPTIONS

Our Sponsors

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING SMALL BUSINESS!

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MEDIA PARTNERS

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Houston Small Business Expo is a dynamic event that provides entrepreneurs and small business owners in the Houston area with networking and growth opportunities. Held in various cities across the nation, including Houston, the Small Business Expo serves as a platform for showcasing products, accessing resources, and participating in interactive seminars, workshops, and speed networking sessions. Attendees have the chance to connect with potential clients, partners, and industry experts, gaining valuable insights into market trends and innovative solutions. The Houston Small Business Expo fosters a supportive environment, promoting collaboration and providing a valuable space for businesses to thrive and expand.

The Houston Small Business Expo is taking place on October 30, 2024, at the NRG Convention Center in Houston, TX. The event is being held from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM CST, with check-in starting at 9:30 AM.

Attending the Houston Small Business Expo is a strategic investment in personal and professional growth. Beyond the immediate networking opportunities, the Expo offers a platform for skill development, industry insights, and exposure to the latest trends and innovations. This all-encompassing approach equips entrepreneurs to successfully navigate the fast-paced world of business, nurturing both personal and professional advancement.

We invite anyone interested in exhibiting or sponsoring at the Houston Small Business Expo to learn more about this exciting opportunity by visiting our Exhibitor Information page.

Registering for the Houston Small Business Expo is quick and easy. Please provide your name and email address in the registration form at the top of the Houston Small Business Expo event page to register. If you have already registered, you can use the email address associated with your registration with to upgrade your badge type using this same form.

Venue parking at the Houston Small Business Expo is available for $20. We recommend arriving early to ensure a smooth parking experience.

The Houston Small Business Expo extends strong support to local entrepreneurs by providing access to a wealth of local resources. From networking events with key players in the Houston business community to curated sessions that highlight city-specific insights, the Expo ensures that entrepreneurs and small business owners can tap into the extensive pool of valuable assets and resources available in the Houston area.

The Houston Small Business Expo provides extensive opportunities for attendees to connect with industry experts, mentors, consultants, and other businesses to gain insights on emerging trends, best practices, and innovative strategies in the e-commerce and online retail sphere. Social media marketing, mobile commerce, adopting and integrating new technologies, and analytics tools for data-driven decision-making are just a few of the topics and resources you can expect to discover at the Houston Small Business Expo.

The Houston Small Business Expo offers businesses a chance to harness networking opportunities for impactful B2B collaborations. It creates a setting that fosters the development of strategic partnerships, allowing connections to extend beyond the event. Attendees can delve into collaborations, spanning from joint ventures to supplier relationships, maximizing the potential for sustained business growth.

Absolutely, the Houston Small Business Expo welcomes students interested in entrepreneurship. It provides a valuable platform for students to connect with established entrepreneurs, gain insights into the business world, and explore potential mentorship opportunities. The Expo recognizes the importance of fostering the entrepreneurial spirit at all stages of one's professional path.