What is Small Business Expo? Small Business Expo is America’s BIGGEST Business to Business Trade Show, Conference & Networking Event for Small Business Owners, Entrepreneurs, Start-Ups and anyone that works for a Small Business or who is inspired to start their own Business. It’s a FREE one-day event hosted in Major US Cities where over 75,000 passionate Business Owners will connect, network with vendors in various industries, and learn from the best in business about how to solve their most pressing business issues.
Why Should I attend Small Business Expo? Attend Small Business Expo to discover the most powerful business knowledge, tools & dynamic partnership opportunities to expand your business. You’ll find an inspiring community of entrepreneurs & business owners learning and sharing ways to make their Small Business more efficient, flexible, and profitable. You’ll hear from top Industry Experts, collaborate in business-critical workshops, and exchange valuable information with exhibitors and other business owners.
What are the Expo Hours? The Expo Hall is open from 9 am – 5 pm. The final Main Stage Presentation is from 4:30pm-6pm.
Is there a dress code?The dress code is business casual.
Is there an age limit to enter the event?Attendees must be 18 or older to attend Small Business Expo.
What are my parking options at the event?Parking changes from venue to venue. Please check their website for the most accurate information.
Is there a coat check at the event?It varies from show to show. It will be announced with the event’s reminders.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?You can contact us at https://www.thesmallbusinessexpo.com/contactus
I want to Exhibit and/or Sponsor Small Business Expo!Great! Please contact us at (212)404-2345 or VISIT OUR EXHIBITOR INFO PAGE.
Should I bring business cards to the event? Are flyers and other ads permitted? Absolutely bring business cards, and lots of them! This is a huge networking event, we encourage networking and exchanging of business cards. You may display your business cards, flyers & other advertisements free of charge in our designated Business Card Exchange Area.
May I solicit my product/service to Expo Exhibitors and Sponsors?No. We have a strict no solicitation policy. Please do not solicit your product/service to Exhibitors & Sponsors unless you are an Exhibitor/Sponsor with proper Exhibitor/Sponsor credentials listed on your badge. Violators will be asked to leave. We thank you in advance for your cooperation. If you would like to sell your product/service at the Expo, we encourage you to purchase an exhibitor space at the Expo.
How do I register & can I register more than one person?You can absolutely register more than one person and we encourage that! Attending is always more fun with groups! To register, simply choose your Badge type above and select the number of tickets you need. Then click “REGISTER” to begin your registration process. Each person attending will need to be registered. Please use a different email address for each person registering.
The name on my registration doesn’t match the attendee. Is that okay?Yes, you may update this information on-site in our Registration Area the day of the Expo. We are unable to make changes to your registration over the phone or online.
Will my Entrance Badge be emailed or mailed to me before the Expo?Your badge was/will be emailed to you at the time of registration. You will need to check-in with us at the Expo in our Registration Area. We are able to print your badge on-site and provide you with a clip and badge holder. We do recommend that you print and bring your Eventbrite Confirmation with QR Code for quick & expedited check-in.
Do I have to bring my printed EventBrite Confirmation to the event?No, but we do recommend it. We are able to look you up by your name and/or email address at the Expo. However, bringing your EventBrite Confirmation with QR Code will speed up your check-in process.
What is the PRICE and what is the FEE listed on the Eventbrite options?The “PRICE” is what Small Business Expo charges for that specific Badge Option. The “FEE” is the Eventbrite Registration processing fee. Eventbrite is a 3rd Party Registration company that we use to allow you to register for our events.
I already purchased a badge but would like to upgrade to a higher level. What do I do?Please purchase the higher level option and then contact us by email or by phone at 212.404.2345 and we will refund your other badge. You must purchase the higher level badge first before requesting a refund for the other badge.
Can I update my registration contact information?Yes. Any updates to your contact information may be made when you arrive at the Expo in our Registration Area. We are unable to make changes over the phone or online.
What is the Refund Policy?Once a badge or Exhibitor Space is purchased, there are NO REFUNDS provided.
EXPO ACTIVITIES & BADGE PERKS
What is the Entrepreneurs VIP Welcome Breakfast?It’s a FREE breakfast available to all registered attendees which takes place from 8 AM – 9 AM the day of the expo. Coffee, juice and breakfast treats are available on a first come first serve basis.
What is the Lead Scanner App?Our Lead Scanner App is an excellent way to collect valuable contact information from each person you meet at Small Business Expo. The App is available on Android & iPhone. With this App you scan the QR code found on a person’s badge at the Expo. Once you scan the QR Code, that person’s contact information that was provided to us when they registered will appear on your phone to save (i.e., First Name, Last Name, Email Address, Phone #, Company Name, Job Title & Zip Code). You can then put notes and mark the lead as Cold, Warm or Hot for future follow up. The App also allows you to export all of your scans into an Excel Spreadsheet that you can then upload into your CRM, Email Marketing Software, Contact Database, etc. For more info about our Lead Scanner App, please click here. NOTE: You scan the QR Code on attendee badges. This is not the full attendee list (registrant list).
How do I use the Lead Scanner App?Instructions on how to download and use the app are included in your registration confirmation email. Use your phone’s camera to scan the badges QR Code. All contact information from that scan will be provided (name, company, phone #, email address, job title & zip code). If you have any questions or need your License Code, please visit us in the Registration Area at the Expo.
What is Beer & Biz Happy Hour?Beer & Biz Happy Hour takes place on the Small Business Expo Exhibitor Floor from 3:30 pm-4:30 pm. Free beer will be provided at the VIP Bar for Exhibitors and Attendees with a Gold, Platinum or Titanium Badge. We crank up the music, add beer and everyone has a great time with some last minute networking! Please note you must be 21 years or older to consume alcohol.
I want access to the Beer & Biz Happy Hour Open Bar & the Lead Scanner App!Great! Please purchase the Gold, Platinum or Titanium Badge. These badges include both options (see the Badge Chart in the attend page). Please note you must be 21 years or older to consume alcohol and use the Open Bar.
VIP Reserved Seating – how does that work?All of our workshop rooms & the Main Stage will have a row of seats reserved just for you. Please be sure to always have your badge displayed for access to these reserved seats. Your badge gives you access to these seats, no other ticket is needed. This option is only available for Platinum & Titanium Badge Holders.
What is Priority Seating in Speed Networking?Speed Networking is one of our most popular areas of the show. Like “Speed Dating” you get approximately 3 mins to exchange information and network with one person. When the bell goes off, you move to the next table and meet someone different. This is a quick way to meet about 20 new people in 45-60 minutes. Priority Seating is available for Titanium Badge Holders first, followed by everyone else. This area of the Expo tends to sell out so we highly recommend purchasing a Titanium Badge if you plan to participate in this part of the show. When you arrive at the Expo and get your Badge, your Badge will give you access to Priority Seating in this area. Please look for the Priority Seating line when you arrive at this area. Priority Seating badge holders will be seated first.
What is the Company Promo Offer in the Post-Show Email that is included with my Titanium Badge?After the Expo, we will send out a special “THANK YOU” email to all of our registered attendees. As a Titanium Badge-Holder, we include your logo, contact Info, company description, link to your website and a special offer (optional). Please send this information to [email protected] Click here to view a sample of this email
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