A business owner's time is one of their most precious and valuable assets. Therefore, any time spent away from the office needs to offer a compelling return on the time (and money) invested.
When it comes to attending conferences as a business owner, the same rules apply. The following is a list of 10 conferences that we think are well worth the time to business owners:
CEO Space: This conference is ideal for business owners who want to network and become more knowledgeable about everything from crowd-investing to mentoring opportunities.
Collision: If your business exists (or wants to grow into) the digital and e-commerce sphere, this is among the best conferences to attend.
Small Giants Summit: This conference is different than most of the others on the list. It is ideal for business owners that want to grow their business with an underlying philosophy, or even just a mission that goes beyond growing and profiting each year.
Inc 500/5000:If you want to interact with the cream of the crop in the entrepreneurial world, this is the place to go.
Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum:This invite-only event is where business leaders, investors, and the top business minds go to network and collaborate.
SXSW: SXSW, otherwise known as "South by Southwest", is a hybrid of music and technology festival, where celebrities and major business figures meet, interact, and learn.
World Business Forum: Get a firsthand peek into the minds of the best business leaders in the world with this all-star lineup of speakers.
MozCon: If you go to one digital marketing conference, this is the one to go to.
ConvergeSE: If you want your company on the cutting-edge of user experience and design, ConvergeSE is virtually unparalleled.
Let us know if you think any other conferences should be added to this list. If you attend any of these conferences yourself, be sure to let us know how it went!