You have a chance next week to ask the CEO of Zoho, one of the leading business software companies in the U.S., anything you want.
Small Business Trends is hosting a Facebook Live AMA on Thursday, April 11, at 10 a.m. ET. Our special guest will be Zoho CEO Sridhar Vembu.
We’ll be live at Zoholics, the company’s annual developer’s conference in Austin. Small Business Trends CEO Anita Campbell and Brent Leary are co-hosting this live event.
You can watch and join the chat with us Thursday by heading to the Small Business Trends Facebook page. You can get a jump start on the conversation. Go to the Small Business Trends Facebook Event posting an get your question in early. Use the hastags #Zoholics19 and #ZohoCEO.
Check out these other great upcoming small business events and contests …
Visa, SBA Holding Disaster Prep Innovation Contest
Disasters can happen anytime, and how you plan your recovery beforehand will greatly determine the success of your business moving forward.
Visa and the U.S. Small Business Administration are holding the Inclusive Innovation Incubator to help small business make such preparations. The goal of the event is to encourage experts across a wide range of fields to find solutions for disaster recovery.
They are offering cash prizes for the best solutions. The First Prize will take $25,000, Second Prize $15,000, and Third Prize $10,000.
The Inclusive Innovation Incubator is going to be held from May 3-5 in Washington D.C.
Click the red button to register and get more information about the event.
Featured Events, Contests and Awards
Elevate Your Digital Influence
April 13, 2019, Issaquah, Washington
Are you ready to grow your business? Join us and learn how to put together a PR plan and leverage what you are doing on social to grow your level of influence. Are you ready to be a leader in your marketplace? #ElevateYourDigitalInfluence
Listening to the Voice of the Customer Workshop
April 23, 2019, Boston, Massachusetts
Join Applied Marketing Science (AMS) for the next open-enrollment session of “Listening to the Voice of the Customer,” our acclaimed training workshop, on April 23-24, 2019 at the Sheraton Boston Hotel located in the heart of downtown Boston. Led by veteran product development and market research experts, Gerry Katz (AMS Vice Chairman), and John Burns (AMS Principal), this course will introduce Voice of the Customer market research and teach you to use it to accelerate innovation in business-to-business markets.
SMALLBIZ ($100 Discount)
Beachpreneurs Beach Camp 5
April 26, 2019, Daytona Beach, Florida
For starters, we’re for Women Entrepreneurs only. During Beach Camp, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to learn, apply and mastermind with warm successful women.
You’ll also have time to sleep in and you’ll get long breaks to relax and walk the beach or go for a swim. We didn’t create a conference at the beach just to lock you away in a conference room from dawn til dusk. Beach Camp is a lifestyle focused event so you’ll be spending as much time enjoying your life as you will be focusing on your business. Join us today!
#SmallBusinessWeek Hackathon Event
May 3, 2019, Washington, DC
Visa and the U.S. Small Business Administration invite you to bring your ideas and your laptop to the Inclusive Innovation Incubator, 2301 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001 from May 3rd to May 5th, 2019. Spend a weekend creating solutions to help small businesses recover or prepare for sudden impacts of natural disasters.
Team up with entrepreneurs, designers, and developers to build apps and solutions that will help small businesses prepare and/or recover from major natural disasters such as hurricanes, flooding, wildfires, tornados, snowstorms or earthquakes.
National #SmallBusinessWeek Awards Ceremonies: Facebook Live Event
May 5, 2019, Online
Watch live on SBA’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/SBAgov/) on May 5th at 6pm ET as the SBA announces the SBA Resource Partners awards. Join us!
National #SmallBusinessWeek Awards Ceremonies: Facebook Live Event
May 6, 2019, Online
Watch live on SBA’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/SBAgov/) on May 6th at 12:45pm ET as the SBA announces the Exporter of the Year, Federal Procurement, Small Business Persons of the Year, and National Small Business Person of the Year awards. Join us!
National #SmallBusinessWeek Virtual Conference Event
May 7, 2019, Online
The U.S. Small Business Administration and SCORE will host a 2-Day Virtual Conference during National Small Business Week. The conference will take place Tuesday, May 7 – Wednesday, May 8 between 11:00 AM – 5:30 PM Eastern / 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM Pacific each day. Registration is FREE to the public. Learn new strategies, network, and chat with industry experts! This 2-day event will include webinars, business advice, giveaways, free resources, and networking chat rooms for business owners and entrepreneurs.
Listening to the Voice of the Customer
October 16, 2019, Chicago, Illinois
Led by veteran product development and market research experts, this course will introduce Voice of the Customer (VOC) market research and teach you to use it to accelerate innovation in business-to-business markets. The workshop uses a lively, interactive format with numerous hands-on activities and practice exercises to build skills and will also expose you to the latest applications of these techniques in areas such as machine learning and journey mapping.
SMALLBIZ ($100 Off)
Planning for Retirement Seminar w. the New Tax Law in Salinas – April 2019
April 11, 2019, Salinas, Calif.
Small Business Expo 2019 – PHILADELPHIA (April 12, 2019)
April 12, 2019, Philadelphia, Pa.
April 15, 2019, Frankfurt, Germany
31st Annual Forum on Workplace Inclusion: Bridge the Gap
April 16, 2019, Minneapolis, Minn.
10th Annual Women’s Success Summit
April 18, 2019, Bellevue, Wash.
Be Your Own Boss Class – Registration Deadline
April 19, 2019, Oakland, Calif.
Transformational CISO Assembly in Nashville – April 2019
April 23, 2019, Nashville, Tenn.
Lean Culture: From Ideation to Scale, How to Achieve Startup Traction
April 23, 2019, Palo Alto, Calif.
Advancing Construction Analytics 2019
April 29, 2019, Lakewood, Colo.
Small Business Expo 2019 – BOSTON (May 1, 2019)
May 1, 2019, Boston, Mass.
Leadership Training at Microsoft
May 3, 2019, Washington DC
May 9, 2019, Milwaukee, Wis.
Circular Summit 2019
May 9, 2019, Santa Rosa, Calif.
DigiMarCon East 2019 – Digital Marketing Conference & Exhibition
May 9, 2019, Online
Small Business Expo 2019 – WASHINGTON D.C. (May 9, 2019)
May 9, 2019, Washington DC
Experiential Marketing Summit 2019
May 14, 2019, Las Vegas, Nev.
Fearless in Data
May 14, 2019, Atlanta, Ga.
May 14, 2019, San Diego, Calif.
Chief Analytics Officers & Influencers, Spring
May 15, 2019, San Diego, Calif.
2019 Marketing Analytics Conference ? Atlanta, GA ? May 15 – 16, 2019
May 15, 2019, Atlanta, Ga.
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