The Most Popular Health and Wellness Conferences March 2019

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It is that time of year again. Yes it is conference season. The entertainment has the award season which we are in right now. (If you have noticed that every weekend there is some awards show on like the Oscars and The Grammy’s:)

Entrepreneurs in the Health and Wellness space have their own “season” too.

Are you a skeptic?

Do you think that attending conferences isn’t worth your time? According to SpinGo.com, “88% participate in trade shows to raise awareness of their company and its brand. Trade shows and expos provide a great way to get your name out and let a very niche audience know about your brand.”

So now that you know that it might be worth your time to make time to attend a conference let’s look at the most popular health and wellness conferences for March 2019.

SXSW Wellness Expo - Austin, TX (March 9 - 10)

This conference is part of the world famous SXSW music festival and is sponsored by the luxurious Miraval wellness resorts and spas. The event is promoted to “fuel your mind body and soul.”

IHRSA 2019 - San Diego, CA (March 13 - 16)

The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association is hosting this premier event for the fitness community with a focus on the health club industry. The key agenda will target; “Education, TradeShows & Networking Opportunities.”

Sedona Yoga Festival - Sedona, AZ (March 14-17)

The SYF Festival 2019 is touted as “Having all the elements of a traditional yoga conference: world-class presenters, exclusive workshops and top-billing artists. But at its heart, the event will always be a festival – a celebration of life at the deepest level.” It’s also a great excuse to travel to one of the most beautiful cities in the United States too.

So there you have it! Take some time to recharge, refuel and network at one of these conferences. You never know if your next ideal client just might be around the corner waiting to meet you.

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I Don't Have Time To Network!

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Do you feel like this? You are so busy that you don't have time to network? Well picture this: You are humming along in your business taking care of your customers and managing your daily admin tasks and then suddenly......business starts to SLOW down to a crawl.

What do you do then?

Oh you can contact that person you met at that networking event to see if they need help from you.

Oh wait a minute....you didn't have time to go to the networking event....bummer.

Does this sound familiar?

I hope it doesn't but if it does then it is time right now to start networking with other business owners. It isn't necessary to even leave your house and go sit at a lunch and learn type of event or an evening mixer. You can start online using a platform such as Alignable.com.

Alignable is similar to LinkedIn but with more focus on small business and building a true community. I started a profile a few months ago and forgot about it and then guess what my business started to dry up with clients so I thought about how I could network with other business owners to share what I know and learn from them in a cost-effective way.

Alignable.com definitely fits the bill. Check out Alignable.com and this post from one of the members. He explained why Alignable.com was the best choice over using LinkedIn. I personally think you can use both but he definitely convinced me to put more effort in networking with Alignable.  Are you using online networking tools right now? What are the best ones that you recommend?

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