Why Attend a Small Online
by: Kerry Beck
It’s unbelievable that
people from all over the world attend an Online Marketing Workshop,
hoping to improve their own small businesses.
Ever wondered why these people would leave the comfort of their own
homes, as well as their families to cram into a meeting room with a
bunch of strangers for two full days?
They know they don't have all the answers and they also realize the
benefits of attending a small business workshop.
Let me share with you 5 reasons you should attend a small business
workshop for online marketing in your area, perhaps Dallas, Fort Worth
or another city in Texas.
1. Dynamic Content
When I attend a well-organized workshop or seminar, I am astonished at
the amount of content the speakers give in their talks. Last weekend,
I came home with a notebook full of ideas and notes that I could
Many speakers freely share their online marketing strategy at business
seminars. Since the speakers are entrepreneurs themselves, they know
what the attendees need to start a small business or take their small
business to the next level.
2. Contacts You Won’t Make With E-Mail or the Phone
It is amazing to me how a weekend conference allows small business
owners to network and find others to make joint ventures. When I eat
lunch with other entrepreneurs, I usually always walk away with a new
tip or a partner for a new project.
Just last weekend at lunch, I found a new way to promote a conference
I am hosting and my husband found a partner for his new project.
Networking is definitely a bonus when you attend business conferences.
When you rub shoulders with other entrepreneurs and small business
owners, you make friends and contacts with people that “get it”. Too
often, those in the 9-5 job arena just don’t understand the benefits
you receive when you have your own business and they surely don’t
understand the freedom and control you gain when you are your own
boss. Attending a small business workshop allows you time with others
that do “get it”.
3. Incredible Access to World-Renowned Speakers
Think about how difficult it would be to call a nationally known
speaker and visit with him about your small business. These speakers
freely share the strategy that made them successful in the first
Most speakers spend the break time in the hallway so you have full
access to them and their knowledge. No more waiting for a returned
phone call or e-mail. Just walk on up to them and ask your questions.
4. Introduce Your Kids to Entrepreneurial Ideas and People
If you want your children to have freedom and control over their
lives, you must introduce them to another way of thinking…thinking
outside the box. So, take them to the next small business or
entrepreneurial seminar, whether it is in Dallas, Atlanta or Fort
Aren’t your kids worth the investment? Don’t you want your kids to
have the freedom to decide when to work and where to work? Online
marketing is a great place to start your kids, so look for a workshop
that you can go together. Your kids will learn entrepreneurial ideas
from the speakers and from the other attendees.
Let’s face it, they won’t learn real-life business strategy at college
or from their friends. One of the few places they will learn to think
outside the box and gain control of their own life is from those who
already have freedom and control in their life…the speakers and
organizers of small business workshops, especially ones for online
5. Joint Venture Deals
You may be wondering what a joint venture deal is? JV Deals are those
projects where two or more small business owners team up together for
a project and all contribute their expertise and benefit financially.
My daughter did a joint venture deal last spring. She wanted to make
her own audio product, but did not have expertise in any particular
area. What did she do? She interviewed an expert in his field,
recorded the interview and reproduced it for resale. Now, she pays the
expert a percentage of every sale she makes. She does the work and
uses the expert’s knowledge…both benefit from the project.
When you attend a seminar, you will be amazed at the possibilities for
joint venture deals.
Bonus Tip: Attend a Small Business Workshop on Uncle Sam’s Money
Most business workshops, seminars and conferences are tax-deductible.
You will need to check with your CPA, but I suspect you can write-off
your small business workshop as a tax deduction. Hey, what a great way
to travel the country and improve your bottom line, all on Uncle Sam’s
Why get second hand information when you can attend a LIVE event with
these experts and ask your own pertinent questions? Start looking for
a small business workshop nearby…check the major cities – Dallas,
Atlanta, Los Angeles or Fort Worth. You ought to find a workshop just
for you, one that provides a plan and online strategy for your own
business. Who knows, you might even find a low-cost seminar nearby.
(c) Kerry Beck
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