We are back with a fresh listing of small business events for the first part of 2013. These events are in various locations and designed both for education purposes and networking. What are you waiting for? Broaden your horizons. Help your team hone their skills. Network and make valuable business connections — all at these events:
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2013 Women Entreprenuers’ Small Business Boot Camp 
February 7-9, 2013, Scottsdale, AZ
Join ASBA and Women Entrepreneurs Small Business Boot Camp to soak up the knowledge and experience of fantastically successful local business experts who will share relevant, valuable tricks, tips and tools to help your business grow and make money.
Learn how Fortune 500 Corporations are using crowdsourcing to out-innovate, out-process, & out-engage their competition. Companies like GE, Microsoft, Walmart, eBay & many others.
Produced by the leading voices in crowdsourcing, David Bratvold and Daily Crowdsource, Crowdoplis was created to show both corporate leaders and small businesses that crowdsourcing is replacing outsourcing to translate millions of words in mere minutes, invent products that sell out before any costs are incurred, and create national award winning TV commercials for $20.
SMX West 
March 11-13, 2013, San Jose, CA
The landscape of search and search engine marketing changes constantly.
To keep up, stay ahead, grow your business, and get more (and better) traffic to your site, you need the right help.
Search Marketing Expo is a conference that offers more than 50 cutting-edge sessions (as well as invaluable networking opportunities) covering the search marketing strategies and tactics you’ll need to thrive in 2013 and beyond.
Whether you are a beginner or a search marketing expert, whether you work at (or with) an agency or manage search marketing in-house, SMX West has programming to fit your needs.
InfusionCon 2013 
March 27-29, 3013, Scottsdale AZ
InfusionCon is a must-attend event for all Infusionsoft customers. There are a variety of sessions geared towards business owners, marketing and sales strategists, developers, administrators and more. Session topics cover a diverse range of topics relevant to small businesses, including Infusionsoft training, marketing strategy, social media, company culture, business management, automation, branding, copywriting, affiliate marketing and more.
April 7-9, 2013, San Diego, CA
Join 1,000 fellow marketers at the mega-conference designed to inspire and empower you with social media marketing ideas—brought to you by Social Media Examiner.
Inc. GROWCO 
April 11-12, 2013, New Orleans
Inc. created GROWCO, a three-day conference, for business leaders who want brass tacks advice to achieve the next level of growth. GROWCO speakers include founders and CEOs of fast-growing companies, icons in the business community, and authors of definitive business tomes. Learn how to develop a vision, manage a team, create a brand, get the most for your marketing dollar, connect with customers, close deals, and find capital.
2013 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo 
May 15-18, 2013, Columbus OH
The Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo attracts more than 1,200 attendees annually. Entrepreneurs from all over the country come together to take in everything the conference has to offer—from informative sessions, high-powered speakers, networking opportunities, to essential tools for emerging and established entrepreneurs. As the country’s premier business conference and networking event for African American entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and professionals, The Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference is the only venue where leaders of the nation’s largest black-owned businesses gather at one place, one time, and with one purpose.
Various locations and dates in 2013 including:
Lafayette, LA March 21, 2013
Midland, TX April 11, 2013
Valdosta, GA April 25, 2013 … and more
Web.com will be traveling to cities near you during 2013, in partnership with SCORE, for 2-hour sessions designed to help local small businesses learn how to successfully market their businesses online. Various dates and cities during the year. Sessions are free.
The Small Business Expo 
May 16 – New York
June 20 – Dallas
October 17 – Boston
November 7 – Los Angeles
January 16, 2014 – Miami
Small Business Expo is a nation-wide B2B tradeshow, conference and networking event for small business owners. Business owners browse the exhibition hall filled with exhibitors showcasing products and services to help their businesses grow, attend small business workshops, seminars and meet-ups, and network with others in various areas, including speed networking areas.
Internet Week New York 
May 20-27, 2013
Since 2008, Internet Week has taken place all over the city, thanks to our many partners hosting diverse events in different locations.The result is a critical mass of web-focused events that raises the profile of NYC’s industry as a whole, as well as the partners who participate.
To find more small business events, contests and awards, visit the Small Business Events Calendar .
If you are putting on a small business event or contest, and want to get the word out, please submit it through our Events & Contests Submission Form (it’s free). Only events of interest to small business people, freelancers and entrepreneurs will be included.