In order to grow both in business and as a person you must constantly be learning. One of the best ways to learn new things is by attending events such as conferences, trades shows, talks, etc. Not only are you getting great information from the presenters, but you are also getting a chance to meet people. It is important to gather as many contacts as you can at events and remember what each person’s expertise is. You never know when you might need to contact that person for help or advice on something you are trying to accomplish.
Mashable.com publishes a list of upcoming social media and tech events. That is a great place to start finding some events to attend. Check it out here: http://mashable.com/2010/12/06/100-upcoming-social-media-tech-events-18/
- BizTechDay Connects Entrepreneurs in San Francisco (readwriteweb.com)
- Weekly Social Media and Tech events for week of December 6 (chicagonow.com)
- 35 Essential Social Media & Tech Resources for Small Businesses (mashable.com)