If you are an entrepreneur or creative professional, you should hopefully have a busy calendar of events to attend throughout the year. If not, why not?! These days in business, it’s always the entrepreneurs who regularly attend a variety of events who regularly gain the upper hand. These events can be anything as long as there is a professional angle to them, from conferences and networking events, to open house days and TED talks. You never know who you might meet or what you might learn to level up your skills and personal network.
Not convinced that you should spend your time going to all of these events? Here are some important reasons that might change your mind.
Make New Contacts
One of the main reasons why you as an entrepreneur need to regularly attend events is that it is such a great way to increase your network. Every business professional needs to have as many contacts as possible so that they have a wide range of people who they can reach out to whenever they need any help or advice. Not only that, but knowing a lot of people within your industry means that there are more individuals who will be able to spread news of your company and brand via word of mouth
Share Your Knowledge
Attending events like conferences also give you the chance to share your knowledge with others. If you apply to be a speaker, this will give you a platform from which to spread all of your wisdom. It’s also a great opportunity to speak to a wider audience about your company. That’s a great marketing opportunity that you won’t get anywhere else! Plus, if you listen to all of the other speakers at these kinds of events, you will be able to learn lots of new and exciting things from them too.
Find New Inspiration
Have you been at a bit of a loss for inspiration recently? Well, if you get out there and meet some new people, you might return feeling very inspired indeed. You will be amazed by some of the people that you meet and the business stories that they tell, some of which might light the fire in your belly again. You will get back to the office feeling a lot more motivated to achieve your goals, that’s for sure!
Doing the same office-based routine every day can become very monotonous very quickly. Attending an event can give you a break away from work, which can help you be more focused when you do return to the office. You will have had a useful break and done something different – by the time you get back, your mind will be refreshed and ready to focus on important work again.
Get Started At These Great Events
- Xojo Developer Conference. Miami FL, May 1-3
- HustleCon. San Jose CA, June 10-13
- Hypergrowth. Boston MA, September 3.
- SaaStock. Boston MA, October 14-19
- Adobe Max – Los Angeles, CA Nov 4-6
As you can see, there are so many great reasons to attend a few of these brilliant events for entrepreneurs. Do you attend conferences or events? Let us know which ones you’d suggest