Texas Women-Owned Small Business Events in 2013

Upcoming Networking and Educational Events for Texas Women Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners

It’s National Small Business Week (June 17-21) and it’s the perfect time to think about expanding your business network and your knowledge of strategies to grow your small business. At these Texas events for small business owners, you’ll have the opportunity to network locally and nationally, learn effective small business marketing and sales strategies, the basics of running a home business, and so much more.

June 18: National Small Business Week event

Dallas, TX

Field experts discuss topics affecting local small business owners, from the Affordable Care Act to the “Dallas Entrepreneurial Ecosystem”. Free event. More info

National Small Business Week 2013


June 20: Prelaunch event for FemCity DFW

Dallas, TX

The Femfessionals organization is all about connecting professional women, and based on its success in other cities, it’s an excellent place to begin growing your business network. Free event. More info

Femfessionals Dallas


June 20: The Small Business Expo

Dallas, TX

The Expo is the largest B2B trade show, conference & networking event in the nation. Free event. More info

Small Business Expo 2013


June 20: Financial Literacy – Are You Ready to Increase Your Capacity? Presented by the Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance

Houston, TX

Learn and connect with lenders about the loan process, crowdfunding, angel investing, and how to start a financially stable business. Free event. More info

women entrepreneur events TX 2013


June 25-28: gybGirl (Grow Your Business, Girl) Tele-Summit


Learn how to grow personally and professionally from experts in social media, small business marketing, sales, and networking. $47. More info

woman-owned business online conference


June 26: Your Network is Your Net Worth: Free Telecast with Porter Gale


Learn how to network effectively through technology and in person. Part of the 2013 Texas Conference for Women. Free event. More info

Texas women entrepreneurs networking events


July 8, July 15, & July 22: MBA of Home Based Business

Austin, TX

BiGAUSTIN presents this 3-part workshop for those that are interested in or already have a home-based business. $49. More info

Austin home business classes


July 25: Government and Corporate Contracts: The Good, The Bad… The Truth Event presented by the National Association of Women Business Owners

San Antonio, TX

Learn what certifications and RFP responses your woman-owned business needs to land local, state, and federal government and corporate contracts. $55. More info

National Association of Women Business Owners San Antonio 2013


August 8-11: eWomenNetwork 13th Annual International Conference & Business Expo

Dallas, TX

Women business owners and entrepreneurs in all phases of business are welcome to network, learn, and exchange ideas at this increasingly popular conference. $1495.00. More info

business women networking


August 22-24 & 25-27: Stationary Academy

Dallas, TX

Learn the basics of the paper and personalization business and how to break into the stationery industry, as well as get up-to-date on the latest suppliers, trends, and industry happenings. $1750. More info

Stationary Academy, women entrepreneurs


September 9-11 – Small Business & Entrepreneur Leadership Conference presented by the Houston/Galveston Women’s Business Center

Galveston, TX

Learn more about Women-Owned Small Business and other certifications, marketing, small business finance, and more. $35 – $300; can register for one event or the entire conference. More info

Small Business Entrepreneur Leadership Conference


September 11-13: Leading in Local: SMB (Small to Mid-sized Businesses) Digital Marketing Conference

Austin, TX

Learn how to use digital innovations to transform how you attract, retain, and upsell your customers. $1295. More info

Digital Marketing Conference Austin, TX


September 19-20 – Circles 2013 Conference

Grapevine, TX

A different kind of conference – it’s a place for creatives from all backgrounds to recharge their batteries, bounce ideas off one another, and mingle with innovators from the non-profit and creative community. $265. More info

Circles Conference 2013


November 19: The Texas Conference for Women

Austin, TX

The largest women’s conference in the state offers networking and learning opportunities to grow your small business. $139. More info

Texas Conference for Women

After attending any these events, your business won’t just be able to grow – your business will be able to thrive. Are you planning on attending any of these events? Do you know of an event that should be included in this list? Let us know in the comments!

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