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How to Maximize Conference Season (and Not Go Crazy)

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Finding Customers Travel / October 17, 2013

Conferences are the best, right? They have interesting people, great speakers to learn from, and the potential for numerous business deals. If they’re so great, why do conferences wear us out so much? Why do we so often feel scattered and unfocused? Are they even worth the money? The Two Secrets to a Great Conference While there are a lot of factors that can make or break a…

Host a Conference, No Matter Your Budget or Size

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Finding Customers Personal Branding Startup Advice / August 25, 2013

Venue. Speakers. Catering. Drink tickets. Hosting a conference comes with a price, and many business leaders make the mistake of thinking their companies are too small or too new to benefit from hosting an industry event. However, a conference can provide value for companies of all sizes and in all stages. Customers will have the opportunity to meet you, interact, understand your personality, and establish a personal relationship…

Conferences to Expand Entrepreneurs’ Minds and Businesses

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / July 29, 2013

Whether you’re a veteran or a budding entrepreneur, it’s important to interact with other leaders. It’s easy to make excuses for not investing the time or resources to attend conferences. We get caught up in running our businesses, but a good conference gives us a chance to think strategically about the direction we’re heading. There were great conferences in the first half of 2013, but the second half…

You Should Have Been There #CEONAT2012

by / ⠀Startup Advice / November 12, 2012

If you’re really an “under-30 CEO,” you should have been at the CEO National Conference in Chicago last week. The weekend was filled with inspirational speeches, networking events, and amazing pitches from college entrepreneurs. For those of you who attended, this article will serve as a nice recap. For those of you who didn’t attend, I’m sorry for your loss; here’s what you missed. The Breakout Sessions There…

Ready for a Challenge? Attend the Conference That Pushes Collegiate Entrepreneurs

by / ⠀Startup Advice / October 30, 2012

There was one weekend in college that changed my life. It wasn’t Homecoming or a crazy party weekend; instead, it was the weekend I attended the CEO Conference in Chicago. The CEO Conference is a conference for college entrepreneurs around the country, enabling hundreds of students to come together to share ideas and learn about entrepreneurship. During this conference, my entrepreneurial spirit was sparked, and I met some…

SXSW Is Over, Now What?

by / ⠀Startup Advice / March 23, 2010

So the conference that dominated Twitter is over.  So what’s next? Here are some upcoming events in 2010 with killer networking opportunities and tons to learn! The Southeastern Entrepreneurship Conference Sponsored by Under30CEO. April 15-18, Tampa, Networking on the beach, Kayaking/Teambuilding, Business Plan Competition, Elevator Pitch Competition, Keynote by the founder of RoomsToGo, and workshops in the tropics. Swagapalooza March 23, San Francisco, an experiment in viral media.…

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