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If you are striving towards becoming a successful business owner and want an event that can help boost your business, I don’t see any reason why you should miss a tech and web event. As a business owner, there are so many great ways you can benefit from attending events like these.
Attending a tech event is one of the fastest ways to boost your business and also another way to stay up to date in the tech world. Just one event or conference can bring a positive turn-around in your business.
If you are still doubting whether to attend any upcoming tech and web event in your community or city, I want to share with you 10 reasons you should attend and how it can boost your business.
1. You Are Updated About Coming Trends
No matter how knowledgeable and current you are at your business, you can’t be able to predict or be up-to-date about every coming trend in your niche. We are in the technological times where technologies are changing the way businesses operate.
There is one thing that is constant and that is change. There are some changes that can take place in your market space that can be so costly and can destroy your business if you are caught unaware.
Attending events like these where smart and like-minded people are gathered is one way to stay updated about coming trend so you don’t get caught unaware and end up losing your market share to your competitors because they did attend such events and were prepared for such changes.
Also, there is no one better to get information from than from the person speaking at the podium. These people are regarded as professionals, experts or leaders in the tech and web industry.
These kinds of events provide you access to expert speakers who will help turn your business around positively in terms of providing you with useful information you will need to move forward in your business.
You will agree with me that keeping up with technological change involves significant research and time which you as a business owner doesn’t have. Attending such events exposes you to the latest changes that can help you save cost, time and boost your business.
From experience, many big companies like SpaceX do announce their biggest new projects at these kinds of events which business owners can take advantage of. You don’t want to miss out, do you?
2. For Networking Purpose
There is so much to an event than just sitting and listening to the expert speak. Business is not just about what you know but who you know. Events such as these create rooms for networking with other business owners in the tech and web industry.
Web Summit is the largest tech conference in the world attracting world’s top tech experts to come speak. Web Summit do host event annually with over 50,000 attendees and over 400 speakers. You can particularly go to such event to network if listening to what they have to say is not important to you.
With over 50,000 attendees, you have the golden opportunity to connect with smart people like you. You can make connections during break time after a session and exchange contacts. You can never tell; you may find yourself sitting next to your future supplier or customer.
Moreover, people you meet in these events can end up becoming a great source of business referral or open you to new opportunities.
3. Meet with Investors
Apart from making connections with valuable prospects, you can also meet with investors who are looking for profitable ventures to invest their money in. If you are one of those business owners looking for investors that will invest into your business, here is why you should attend these events.
Most tech and web events usually invite investors and do create pitch sessions for business owners to utilize. This is one way to raise fund for your business to boost your business if you need one.
Aside from pitching your business idea to investors, you can still keep close contact with them for future purposes.
Tech conference like Web Summit does have a program called “Office Hour”. This program helps to connect business owners with investors for a 15-minutes meeting and most startups have closed a lot of deals with this opportunity.
If at last, you don’t get to win any investor, you see get to learn from others that did and also know what you did wrong.
Not still convince why you should attend these events to boost your business? Not to worry, I have more for you.
This is one benefit of attending these kinds of events. Entrepreneurship is a lonely road and most times we all get so isolated that what we need is some little inspiration to fell inspired, refreshed and energized to carry on.
The idea and concept that is always been shared on tech and web events are incredibly exciting. Hearing the achievement of others can inspire you to want to do more and apply their strategy to your business.
The inspiration you get from these events will challenge you to become more productive which can lay the foundation for growth. Attending these events can introduce you to inspiring people you would want to connect with for their inspiration.
Many business owners have come back from events like these with new ideas, creativity, and innovation for their business. If you are looking for a life-changing experience to boost your business, you should never miss these events.
5. You Become a Thought Leader
With lots of experience and information that will be gotten from these events, you automatically become a thought leader in your niche or industry. Some of these events come with a certificate from programs you can attend while at the event if it is not a 1-day event.
The speakers at these events are among the best in their industry. Learning from them by listening and jotting down means you are duplicating their brain which normally is not easy to access anywhere except these kind of events.
What you will learn will not only take you out of your comfort zone but, will raise your perspective about your business and the industry at large.
When top leaders discover that you attend these events regularly, they will want to invite you as a keynote speaker at their own event because they believe you must have learned something and you have enough to share with their audience. This alone position you as an authority in your industry.
As usual, when you become a thought leader or an authority in your industry, other top business owners and investors will know you and want to connect with you. You may eventually end up as a speaker in any Web Summit event or other large tech events.
6. You Are Introduce to New Tools which can Boost your Business
At any tech or web event, companies always have new tools that you have not seen before to display whether at the expo floor or few tables near your coffee table.
Most times it is either an App or a new productivity gadget. Sometimes a software. Companies will give you access to these new tools to try and see if you will like any. Some just came for user’s experience and feedback to know if they should push further and launch the product.
Though, you can easily hear of new tech tools online if you are subscribed to any tech site for updates. But, these events give you the access to try the product right there. You may even be the first to know and use a product before it goes viral giving you an edge over your competitors.
These companies have representatives who will always educate you on the importance of their products to your business and how it can help boost your business.
7. You Get Solution to Problems
As an entrepreneur, I understand that there are sometimes some problems that require out-of-the-box thinking and most times we don’t get to know the solution ourselves. These events can offer you the opportunity to address any challenges you may be experiencing in your business.
During the Q & A session, you will be given the chance to ask questions that you need clarity to regarding your business and you will be given the perfect answer to your questions.
Aside from the question to answer method of getting solutions to your problems, you can network with experienced professionals who may help you out if you are a shy person that find it difficult to talk in public.
8. You Have Got Nothing to Lose
An event with so many activities? You have nothing to lose I tell you. No matter what industry you are, there is something I guaranty that you must pick up at these events.
You can be introduced to a software that you can use in your business which can help you save time, cost and boost your business.
They are so many potential benefits such as;
- Learning in a new space.
- Meeting experts and influencers face to face.
- New tips and tactics for business etc.
With thought leaders sharing their amazing success stories, secrets to business growth and success, you can’t tell me you will be wasting your time attending these events. It is definitely impossible!
9. You Are Investing in Yourself
Whether you are going for networking purpose, inspiration, to get updates on upcoming trends, meeting with investors, or just to get yourself away from your hustle, attending these events means you are investing in yourself.
I know somehow I have covered it above but I just have to make it separate so you see it alone and get the message differently.
Attending these events is an investment in your business, in yourself and in your employees. This is because, during the course of working with them on some projects, you will be teaching and sharing with them some vital things they need to know to become more productive.
If only you can see it this way, you will want to carry your top executives along so they too can upgrade their knowledge.
10. The Energy of Like-Minded People
Lastly, attending these events can ignite energy in you when you see lot of people with like mindset and energy sitting close to you striving to learn and be better. When you discover that you are not alone in the quest for knowledge, it motivates you to grow and challenge yourself in your business.
You can’t get this energy from an online event no matter the app or software used to host the event. The atmosphere at these events enlighten your spirit and you will be praying it doesn’t end.
With this same energy, as you go back to your office, productivity is increase and you start evaluating your business to see if you are on the right track as you don’t want to be behind.
Are you still doubting if you should attend these events to boost your business? I know you are not because with the above reasons I have shared, you have now seen what you must have been missing not attending these events.
All the reasons explained above are very beneficial to your business if you are looking at boosting your business.
Be on the lookout for any of these events so you don’t miss any update on coming event. You can subscribe to any sites that can be getting you updated for such kind of events.