This Wednesday, The United States celebrates Independence Day (July 4th) when our nation became independent and we were given the freedom to make our own choices. Today many of us enjoy that freedom by owning our own business. For those of you that own your own massage therapy, spa, esthetic or holistic health business…I’m sure you can truly relate when I say that “Independence” comes with a hefty price!;)
If you feel the need for an extra boost of inspiration (we all know that feeling!) or a kick start in creativity by hearing from peers on ideas they have used to conqor challenges you may be facing running your spa or wellness business, you can always visit us here on our blog or Facebook, or take part in countless events being held in cities across the United States. Many of them are designed specifically for entrepreneurs and those in small business. Here is a listing of the top events that we feel could benefit our spa, massage, estheticians, and holistic health business owners:
1.) Small Business Week – Stay Tuned for 2013 Conference Dates (Washington, D.C.) – At National Small Business Week you have the opportunity to meet and connect with leaders in the small business community, grow your business network and get inspired. The event is hosted by the Small Business Administration, which has been recognizing the special impact made by outstanding American entrepreneurs and small business owners since 1963.
2.) San Francisco Small Business Week – Stay Tuned for 2013 Conference Dates – SF Small Business Week allows you to connect with more than 4,000 members of the small business community. Join this free annual event to learn about best practices and innovative technology to help grow your business.
3.) Startup Weekend – Various Cities and Dates – Startup Weekends are 54-hour events where developers, designers, marketers, product managers and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products, and launch startups. The events are weekend-long, hands-on experiences where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs can find out if their startup ideas are viable. On average, half of Startup Weekend’s attendees have technical or design backgrounds, while the other half have business backgrounds.
4.) Small Business Tour – Various Dates/Locations – The Small Business Tour is attended by many small businesses to network, learn on technology, hear from experts in small business and educate on the latest and greatest in small business management. The event covers what the “new small business” does to deal with today’s toughest challenges and gives fresh ways to manage money, growth and people.
5.) NYXPO – October 17, 2012 (New York, NY) – NYXPO draws upwards of 10,000 attendees and over 200 exhibitors. Education is offered throughout the day and includes over 40 quality information sessions covering sales, marketing, advertising, business growth, best business practices, social media and much more. Attendees learn on the latest products and services to meet competitive challenges and discover the keys to financial success and stability.
These are just a few of the many great events out there happening in multiple cities and states throughout the country. If you’re looking to attend a local event it’s best to perform an online search or contact your city’s Chamber of Commerce to find out more.
Have you attended an awesome event recently or in the past? Or do you have one coming up that you feel would be of interest entrepreneurs in the spa, massage, esthetic, or holistic health business? Do share. We’d all love to hear about it!
Happy Independence Day! :)