Pack your bags, print your business cards, and put on your best smile in preparation for Los Angeles’s biggest small business networking event! Small Business Expo 2018, on October 18, is the perfect opportunity to make connections with other local entrepreneurs and get inspired. Los Angeles is such a great city to build a business in, with it’s constant supply of creativity, innovation, and talent. To make the most out of your LA business endeavors, don’t miss out on Small Business Expo 2018. And to take full advantage of the biggest business-to-business conference of the year, check out our tips below.

Come Prepared

Wandering about the exhibitor hall among hundreds of vendors and booths can be a bit overwhelming. So before the big day, do some research on which exhibitors you’d like to meet and make connections with. There will be a wide range of entrepreneurs offering inventive products and services. By doing some research ahead of time, you’ll be able to speak to exhibitors that are relevant and beneficial. And best case scenario, you’ll leave with new business connection, leads, and even sales.

Besides doing your homework on the event, come prepared with beautifully designed business cards, brochures, and other engaging leave-behind materials. You’ll speak to so many business owners and potential connections, it’ll be difficult to differentiate them all by the end of the day. To prevent your business form blending in with the crowd, create a memorable business card with an inventive die-cut or give out personalized candy. You’ll be sure to make an unforgettable first impression with the right marketing materials.

Photos from Small Business Expo.

Attend Workshops and Main Stage Presentations

Small Business Expo is a great way to not only connect with other small business owners, but to receive advice from the experts. Get inspired and discover the tricks of the trade by attending interactive workshops and insightful presentations. Each workshop and main stage presentation is run by industry professionals who have practical answers, real business stories, and effective marketing strategies. Find out which workshops and presentations are most relevant to your business goals and plan to be there! From social media marketing to how to grow your business with Google, there’s something for everyone.

Small Business Expo in Los Angeles will expose your brand to thousands of local business owners. With opportunities for casual meet and greets, organized discussions, and making on-the-spot sales, you can’t afford not to attend!

Don’t forget to periodically check Small Business Expo’s Los Angeles web page, for updates on speakers, workshops, and everything small business.