Jacob K. Javits Convention Center | Hall 1A

655 W. 34th Street, New York, NY 10001

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Small Business Expo 2018 – NEW YORK CITY


Small Business Expo is America’s BIGGEST & most anticipated business-to-business networking event, trade show & conference for business owners, entrepreneurs, start-ups, decision-makers or anyone who works for a small business or is interested in starting a small business.  Small Business Expo is a FREE one-day event for small businesses to network, build new business relationships, attend cutting-edge and business-building workshops/seminars, exchange ideas, shop for new vendors and learn from leading industry experts. If you are serious about growing or starting your business, Small Business Expo is a “MUST ATTEND” event for you.



  • There are other upgraded premium badges that include items like our Reserved Seating, Lead Scanner & Happy Hour Open Bar (see below Badge Chart).
  • If you prefer to Sponsor or Exhibit at Small Business Expo, please call us at 212.404.2345 or VISIT OUR EXHIBITOR INFO PAGE.


  • Network with thousands of businesses, entrepreneurs & start-ups

  • Attend 25+ Business workshops & seminars to help your business grow

  • Fast-paced speed-networking sessions to make new contacts quickly

  • Learn about new cutting-edge products and services

  • Establish hundreds of new & valuable contacts

  • Interact with the movers and shakers of your industry.

  • Leave the show with hundreds of qualified sales leads


  • Anyone can attend Small Business Expo. We encourage anyone that currently operates/owns a small business or anyone that works for a small business to attend.

  • If you don’t currently own a small business or work for a small business, that’s okay too! Small Business Expo is the perfect place for you to come learn how to start & grow your own business. We have FREE workshops & seminars about building your own business, an exhibitor hall with great products/services to help you, speed networking & more!
  • Whether you are already an established business, a start-up, a Fortune 100 or anything in between, if you care about small business, we want to see you at Small Business Expo.




If your product/service targets business owners, exhibiting at this show is a must. Business owners attend Small Business Expo to shop for innovative products & services that will help their business grow. Nowhere else can you reach thousands of business owners and make on-the-spot sales in one day!

For more info, call us at 212.404.2345 or VISIT OUR EXHIBITOR INFO PAGE.


CLICK HERE To start building your own personal schedule! You don’t want to miss out on these wonderful sessions, Workshops, Speed Networking, Main Stage Presentations, AND MORE! Start planning your day at Small Business Expo now!



What are the Expo Hours?

The Expo Hall is open from 9am – 5pm.

The final Main Stage Presentation is from 4:30pm-6pm.

How do I register & can I register more than one person?

You can absolutely register more than one person and we encourage that! Attending is always more fun with groups!

To register, simply choose your Badge type above and select the number of tickets you need. Then click “REGISTER” to begin your registration process. Each person attending will need to be registered.

Please use a DIFFERENT email address for each person registering.

Is there a dress code?

The Dress code is Business Casual.

Is there an age limit to enter the Expo?

Attendees must be 18 or older to attend Small Business Expo.

What are my parking options at the Event?

Parking is available. Please click HERE for parking information.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact [email protected] or call (212)404-2345.

What is the Lead Scanner App?

Our Lead Scanner App is an excellent way to collect valuable contact information from each person you meet at Small Business Expo. The App is available on Android & iPhone. With this App you scan the QR code found on a person’s badge at the Expo. Once you scan the QR Code, that person’s contact information that was provided to us when they registered will appear on your phone to save (i.e., First Name, Last Name, Email Address, Phone #, Company Name, Job Title & Zip Code). You can then put notes and mark the lead as Cold, Warm or Hot for future follow up. The App also allows you to export all of your scans into an Excel Spreadsheet that you can then upload into your CRM, Email Marketing Software, Contact Database, etc. For more info about our Lead Scanner App, please click HERE.

How do I use the Lead Scanner App?

You will receive a separate email from us with details on how to download and use the Lead Scanner App on your smartphone (along with your License Code).  It is only available on iPhone & Android Devices. You may scan as many attendee & exhibitor badges as you’d like.  All contact information from that scan will be provided (name, company, phone #, email address, job title & zip code). If you have any questions or need your License Code, please visit us in the Registration Area at the Expo.

You can also CLICK HERE for additional details on how to use our App.

What is Happy Hour?

Happy Hour takes place on the Small Business Expo Exhibitor Floor from 3:30pm-4:30pm. Free Beer & Wine will be provided at the Bar for those attendees with a Gold, Platinum or Titanium Badge. We crank up the music, add Beer & Wine and everyone has a great time with some last minute networking! Please note you must be 21 years or older to consume alcohol.

I want access to the Happy Hour Open Bar & the Lead Scanner App!

Great! Please purchase the Gold, Platinum or Titanium Badge.  These badges include both options (see the Badge Chart above for other items included with these badges). Please note you must be 21 years or older to consume alcohol and use the Open Bar.

What is the PRICE and what is the FEE listed on the Eventbrite options?

The “PRICE” is what Small Business Expo charges for that specific Badge Option. The “FEE” is the Eventbrite Registration processing fee. Eventbrite is a 3rd Party Registration company that we use to allow you to register for our events.

I already purchased a badge but would like to upgrade to a higher level. What do I do?

Please purchase the higher level option and then contact us by email or by phone at 212.404.2345 and we will refund your other badge.  You must purchase the higher level badge first before requesting a refund for the other badge.

Can I update my registration contact information?

Yes. Any updates to your contact information may be made when you arrive at the Expo in our Registration Area.  We are unable to make changes over the phone or online.

Will my Entrance Badge be emailed or mailed to me before the Expo?

No.  You will need to check-in with us at the Expo in our Registration Area.  We will print your badge on-site and provide you with a lanyard/clip and badge holder.  We do recommend that you print and bring your EventBrite Confirmation with QR Code for quick & expedited check-in.

Do I have to bring my printed EventBrite Confirmation to the event?

No, but we do recommend it.  We are able to look you up by your name and/or email address at the Expo.  However, bringing your EventBrite Confirmation with QR Code will speed up your check-in process.

VIP Reserved Seating – how does that work?

All of our workshop rooms & the Main Stage will have a row of seats reserved just for you.  Please be sure to always have your badge displayed for access to these reserved seats.  Your badge gives you access to these seats, no other ticket is needed. This option is only available for Platinum & Titanium Badge Holders.

What is Priority Seating in Speed Networking?

 Speed Networking is one of our most popular areas of the show. Like “Speed Dating” you get approximately 3 mins to exchange information and network with one person. When the bell goes off, you move to the next table and meet someone different. This is a quick way to meet about 20 new people in 45-60 minutes. Priority Seating is available for Titanium Badge Holders first, followed by everyone else. This area of the Expo tends to sell out so we highly recommend purchasing a Titanium Badge if you plan to participate in this part of the show. When you arrive at the Expo and get your Badge, your Badge will give you access to Priority Seating in this area. Please look for the Priority Seating line when you arrive at this area. Priority Seating badge holders will be seated first.

What is the Company Promo Offer in the Post-Show Email that is included with my Titanium Badge?

After the Expo we will send out a special “THANK YOU” email to all of our Exhibitors, Sponsors & Attendees. As a Titanium Badge-Holder, we include a special offer from your company with a direct web link to your website. We include your Logo, Contact Info, Special Offer, Company Description and Link to your website. Please send this information to [email protected]. Click Here to view a sample of this email.

The name on my registration doesn’t match the attendee. Is that okay?

Yes, you may update this information on-site in our Registration Area the day of the Expo.  We are unable to make changes to your registration over the phone or online.

Should I bring business cards to the event? Are flyers and other ads permitted?

Absolutely bring business cards, and lots of them! This is a huge networking event, we encourage networking and exchanging of business cards.  Flyers and other advertisements may not be given away unless you are an approved exhibitor.  However, you may display your business cards, flyers & other advertisements free of charge in our designated Business Card Exchange Area.

May I solicit my product/service to Expo Exhibitors and Sponsors?

No. We have a strict No Solicitation policy.  Please do not solicit your product/service to Exhibitors & Sponsors unless you are an Exhibitor/Sponsor with proper Exhibitor/Sponsor credentials listed on your badge. Violators will be asked to leave.  We thank you in advance for your cooperation.  If you would like to sell your product/service at the Expo, we encourage you to purchase an exhibitor space at the Expo.

I want to Exhibit and/or Sponsor Small Business Expo!

Great! Please contact us at (212)404-2345 or VISIT OUR EXHIBITOR INFO PAGE.

What is the Refund Policy?

Once a badge or Exhibitor Space is purchased, there are no refunds provided.