Small Business Owners: 11 Upcoming Events for August

by Think Currituck, on 7/26/19 10:01 AM

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Listen, I know it's summer and we should all be enjoying the season. But do you ever feel an overwhelming need to get away from it all? 

Of course, you can't stop working. Your business depends on your careful attention. That doesn't mean you have to physically be present every single day you're open, however.

So why not combine both and head to one of these business events next month? 



THURSDAY AUGUST 1

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WHAT:

DAV RecruitMilitary Hampton Veterans Job Fair

RecruitMilitary, a national military recruiting firm established in 1998, and DAV, a major veteran service organization established in 1920 and serving veterans of all eras, have partnered and are delivering a career fair for military veterans in the Hampton area.

Anyone who has served on active duty, in the National Guard, or in the Reserves and their spouses, is invited to attend this event to find a new career.

Local, regional and national companies will attend to recruit for open positions. Companies include: Allstate, Air Force Reserve, Cox Enterprises, First Command Financial Services, Lowe's Companies, Nucor Corporation, Roush Industries, VCU Health System and many more.

WHEN:

11am - 3pm

WHERE:

Hampton Roads Convention Center

1610 Coliseum Drive

Hampton, VA 23666

COST:

FREE

REGISTER + MORE INFO:

REGISTER HERE   |  Recruit Military website

  

THURSDAY AUGUST 1

 

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WHAT:

Critical Mass Happy Hour 

Come chat about what’s going on with the region, your business, network with us, and just have some fun.

WHEN:

5pm -7pm

WHERE:

Grain

100 E Main St

Norfolk, VA 23510

COST:

FREE

REGISTER + MORE INFO:

REGISTER HERE   |  Hosted by Innovation Collaborative Hampton Roads

  

FRIDAY AUGUST 2-4

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WHAT:

EmpoweringHER Weekend 2019

EmpoweringHER Weekend is a 3-day women's empowerment conference and brunch taking place in the heart of Hampton Roads, Virginia. The conference will include a pajama jam mixer on Friday Night, breakout sessions for business and self-care on Saturday, the popular EmpoweringHER Brunch on Sunday!

WHEN:

Fri 7pm- Sun 2:30pm

WHERE:

Wyndham Garden Norfolk Downtown

700 Monticello Ave

Norfolk, VA 23510

COST:

$55-$150

REGISTER + MORE INFO:

REGISTER HERE   |  Host website

 

SATURDAY AUGUST 3

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WHAT:

Small Business Expo

Network, build new business relationships, participate in a cutting-edge and business-building sessions, exchange ideas, shop and grow lasting professional relationships

Business Owners: Ignite your entrepreneurial spirit at Develop Coworkings small -business trade show, conference & networking event of the year!

This Small Business Expo will help small business owners, start-ups and entrepreneurs like you take their business to the next level.

WHEN:

11am-3pm

WHERE:

Develop Coworking

2011 Golden Gate Drive

Greensboro, NC 27405

COST:

FREE

REGISTER + MORE INFO:

REGISTER HERE   |  Email: info@carolinacareercenters.com

  

MONDAY AUGUST 5

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WHAT:

Wine, Women & Wealth

Wine, Women and Wealth is a community of women supporting each other in business and in their relationship with money. We believe that empowered & educated women make great decisions with their money!

Part networking, part financial information, and part girls-night-out, all ladies are sure to have a great time and make some great connections! Enjoy a bite to eat, try some great wines and mingle with some amazing women. 

Feel free to invite a girlfriend, but be sure to tell us so we can plan appropriately for food and wine. You don't have to be a wine drinker to enjoy this event.

There is NO COST to attend and in case you are wondering but too polite to ask, no… we are not selling anything.

WHEN:

5:15pm-7:15pm

WHERE:

Five Rings Education Center

575 Lynnhaven Pkwy #280A

Virginia Beach, VA 23452

COST:

FREE

REGISTER/MORE INFO:

REGISTER HERE   |  Sponsor’s website

 

THURSDAY AUGUST 8

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WHAT:

Business Plan Boot Camp

This seminar is designed for veteran entrepreneurs looking to start and grow their businesses!  The seminar will be offered in person as well as via live webinar. Please register for either the in person or webinar versions of the seminar.  Topics Include: Starting Your Business Market Analysis/Marketing Financials and Economics of Your Business Business Plan Development.

WHEN:

8:30am

WHERE:

Veterans Business Outreach Center

4111 Monarch Way

Norfolk, Virginia

COST:

FREE

REGISTER + MORE INFO:

REGISTER HERE   |  Webinar Registration

 

THURSDAY AUGUST 8-9

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WHAT:

NCTech Leadership Summit

An annual favorite! The Leadership Summit, hosted by the NC TECH Board of Directors and Advisors, gathers executives from across North Carolina at the Pinehurst Resort for an opportunity to hear from influential leaders on various topics from talent and leadership to the economy. The agenda includes keynote presentations, interactive panel discussions and plenty of time for networking.  This summer, we will explore how to transition from traditional leadership models to an environment that allows for greater openness to ideas and innovations.

WHEN:

Aug 8: 5:30pm-9:30pm

Aug 9: 8:30am-1:30pm

WHERE:

Pinehurst Resort

80 Carolina Vista Drive

Pinehurst, NC  28374

COST:

One day: $200

Two day: $375

REGISTER + MORE INFO:

REGISTER HERE   |  For hotel accommodations call: 855-516-1090

 

FRIDAY AUGUST 9

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WHAT:

Mega Musical Chairs Speed Networking

Are you familiar with speed dating?! Similar concept but we will help fill your pipeline with like-minded business professionals who will understand who your ideal clients are.... so we can help you attract them and build your business ($$$)! P.S. You will meeting everyone in the room, PERSONALLY.

Did you know that everyone's circle of influence (at a minimum) is 1200-1400 people?! Hmmm...So what kind of magic can happen in a room with MANY people if you TRULY get to know each other?! (Yes, you can easily be kept busy for the next 6 months to 1 year with sales, referrals, and alliances….. if you commit to the networking tips we'll provide at the event!)

WHEN:

9am-1pm

WHERE:

Hampton Inn Wilmington-Medical Park

2320 South 17th Street

Wilmington, NC 28401

COST:

$55

REGISTER + MORE INFO:

REGISTER HERE | Be sure to bring a water bottle!

 

THURSDAY AUGUST 15

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WHAT:

Entrepreneu(Her) In The City: Business Women Networking

Join us as for an evening full of learning, business discussions and networking with a dynamic interactive Entrepreneu(HER) panel discussion with local female business owners. The guest speakers are of inspiring and successful Women in Business that will share their successes, tips, knowledge, and resilience being a women in business.

This event will be very casual and will give you the opportunity to connect with our panel as well as other Women in Business in the group.

Guest Speaker: Sasha Gray will be joining us providing knowledge on Grow Your List, Grow Your Business . Are you tired of depending on social media to reach your potential clients? Do you wish you had control over how you reached them and when? Does the word 'algorithm' just make you want to scream? Then you need to Opt-in!

WHEN:

6pm-8:30pm

WHERE:

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Charlotte

7230 Smith Corners Blvd

Charlotte, NC 28269

COST:

$5-$10

REGISTER + MORE INFO:

REGISTER HERE  | Vendor/Sponsor Opportunities

 

THURSDAY AUGUST 22

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WHAT:

Human-Centered Design Thinking

Succeeding in business requires satisfying customer’s needs, keeping up with industry trends and, importantly, competing with rival organizations. In today’s highly dynamic environment of rapid information flows, establishing no less maintaining, a competitive advantage is extremely challenging. Not only are the rules of the game changing, but new games are being created. Think: Uber, Lyft and the taxi industry, or CareerBuilder, Indeed, Glassdoor and the recruiting industry. It is clear that today’s economy is about disruption.

To remain competitive and relevant, organizations need a new approach to find solutions to problems. The approach needs to be user-friendly, allowing solutions to be updated easily and frequently to keep up with customers’ ever-changing needs as well as economic disruptions. Human-centered design thinking is the answer.

In a 1-day workshop, you will learn design thinking principles, use them to solve real-world problems and identify effective techniques for fostering innovation and creativity. The workshops are engaging and energizing and help you transform the way you develop products, services, processes, and strategy, increasing your competitive edge and long-term effectiveness.

WHEN:

9am-3pm

WHERE:

Troy University - Hampton Roads Support Center

100 Volvo Parkway

#Suite 300

Chesapeake, VA 23320

COST:

$10-$15

REGISTER + MORE INFO:

REGISTER HERE  | Sponsor's website

 

TUESDAY AUGUST 27-28

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WHAT:

Top-of-Mind Growth Networking Bootcamp

Are you tired of going to events and failing to make good connections that result in customers (Results) from Networking?

Would you like others to remember YOU in a GREAT way and be the person they call first when buying?

  • Do you want to know how to enter a crowded room with the skills to navigate through the crowd?

  • Stop attending events and not getting your ROI (return on your investment) and a ROE (Return on your energy).

  • It's like learning to swim... stop doggie-paddling over to the side of the pool, learn ways to network with others the best possible way!

  • Join us for an intense information packed, FUN, hands-on TOP OF MIND BOOTCAMP to boost those skills.

  • We even attend an event so you get to practice with a WingMan by your side, so don't stress, practice with a pro so you look amazing to others.

DO IT YOURSELF "DIY" is great for home projects... but not for being in public mixing with others... they can tell immediately if they would work with you. Join us and learn the techniques that make you MEMORABLE in a great way to strangers. 

INVEST in yourself and make this year different than last year... no more, DIY (Do it Yourself) at Networking!

WHEN:

Aug 27: 2pm-5pm

Aug 28: 9am-12pm

WHERE:

Troy University - Hampton Roads Support Center

100 Volvo Parkway

#Suite 300

Chesapeake, VA 23320

COST:

$490-$750

REGISTER + MORE INFO:

REGISTER HERE  | For questions and group rates call: 757-477-5691

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