In a down economy the time to do business to grow is when everyone is cutting back.
February brings on a series of events, conferences and trade shows that make it easy to find your next customer.
First up in Florida is the winter version of IT Expo, held in Miami Beach February 2-4. I'll be there moderating a Service Provider's Panel.
At the same time, also in Miami Beach is the first ever 4G Wireless Evolution, which is really about LTE, WiMax and whatever may come next. I'm slated to also host a panel there too.
The following week in New York, pal Jeff Pulver is holding his first Social Communications Summit on February 10, but due to some business related meetings out of the USA I won't be there.
Over in Barcelona, the annual gathering of the Mobile World takes place with all kinds of fun and games. First is the Mobile Sunday Barcelona then the Mobile Peer Awards, all wrapped around the annual Mobile World Congress.
This all though is a precursor to what the future holds, as March 3-5 brings us the second annual eComm, just outside of San Francisco in Burlingame.While it may be the one that is now six weeks away, it likely has the most to offer the emerging, imaginative and enlightened. It's here that what's really going to be new comes to life.