1. Dynamic Content
When I attend a well-organized workshop or seminar, I am astonished at the amount of content the speakers give in their talks. Last weekend, I came home with a notebook full of ideas and notes that I could implement immediately.
Many speakers freely share their online marketing strategy at business seminars. Since the speakers are entrepreneurs themselves, they know what the attendees need to start a small business or take their small business to the next level.
2. Contacts You Won’t Make With E-Mail or the Phone
It is amazing to me how a weekend conference allows small business owners to network and find others to make joint ventures. When I eat lunch with other entrepreneurs, I usually always walk away with a new tip or a partner for a new project.
Just last weekend at lunch, I found a new way to promote a conference I am hosting and my husband found a partner for his new project. Networking is definitely a bonus when you attend business conferences.
When you rub shoulders with other entrepreneurs and small business owners, you make friends and contacts with people that “get it”. Too often, those in the 9-5 job arena just don’t understand the benefits you receive when you have your own business and they surely don’t understand the freedom and control you gain when you are your own boss. Attending a small business workshop allows you time with others that do “get it”.
3. Incredible Access to World-Renowned Speakers
Think about how difficult it would be to call a nationally known speaker and visit with him about your small business. These speakers freely share the strategy that made them successful in the first place.
Most speakers spend the break time in the hallway so you have full access to them and their knowledge. No more waiting for a returned phone call or e-mail. Just walk on up to them and ask your questions.