I have to agree with everyone about attending conferences. I've met a ton of great people. My first conference was in Dallas where I met Tawnya, Terry Green, Sally Kuhlman, and a ton of others. I made some very close relationships at that conference. I consider a number of those people my very dear friends. I've gained valuable experience and have also gained at least one client from each of these conferences. Yes, my target market is VAs but I've also had referrals that lead to non-VA clients.
I'm definitely going to go to the IVAA Summit and really look forward to seeing old friends and making new ones. The line-up of speakers is awesome for 2014. There's going to be a lot of hands-on sessions, which I really like.
Can't wait to see everyone!