5/26/2016 Prev Next Email Share × Share On: We understand one of the most difficult things for a small business owner to do is to take time off of work. Unfortunately, many business owners skip going to events because of this factor. They fail to realize attending trade shows can be just what is needed to provide new ideas, networking and sales opportunities and a way to learn about the latest in business practices. If you are one of those small business owners or startup business managers, stop and consider the benefits of taking just one day off of work to attend one of our small business events in your area. Regardless if you choose to have a booth at tradeshows or simply go as a participant, you will find there are several advantages. Choose your trade fairs carefully and look for those with an emphasis on small business development and B2B sales. Interaction and Discussion One of the major benefits in our locally based trade shows is the opportunity to interact with other business professionals in the same geographic area as you are. This allows you to discuss topics of interest and relevance to people you can then continue to interact with. This is a far superior option to attending a conference where people may be attending from different states or even different countries. Attending Seminars of Interest Whether you are attending as a participant in the actual trade show and booth section of the event or if you are going as an attendee, you can still take advantage of the free seminars. Not all trade shows offer this feature and not all offer top quality speakers, but we carefully select each speaker and topic for maximum impact. To make the most of your day we recommend you review the topics and speakers to find the seminars are which you want to attend. Networking Networking is a big part of the benefits to attending our events, and it provides significant opportunities. You may find through a connection made at the show you get a sale, or at least inquiries about your products or services. You may also find other business owners to work with to provide a bigger range of services, products and options for your clients. Of course, you may also discover a software program or a marketing tool which will be instrumental in boosting your efficiency and increasing your sales. Simply getting out for our trade shows and talking to others about your products and services is also beneficial. It gives you a chance to try out different promotional messages and get your branding program started with a local focus.