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Start the New Year Right by Attending An Event, and Learn!
Posted By Laura Leites On January 4, 2014 @ 12:30 pm In Small Business Events | 3 Comments
Why not start out the new year right? Make it a point to build your skills and those of your team. Attend an event and figure out how to accomplish more in your business — and do things better. Below is our first list in 2014 of events, contests and awards for small businesses, solo entrepreneurs and growing companies. Every item on this list is curated by the editorial team of Small Business Trends, for the highest quality and relevancy.
To see a full list or to submit your own event, contest or award listing, visit the Small Business Events Calendar .
Mentoring Roundtable For Entrepreneurs 
January 9, 2014, Online
If you are a serious entrepreneur, register to “pitch” and sell your business idea to Sramana Mitra, founder of 1M by 1M. Expect your pitch to be seen by a larger audience of potential customers, investors, media and entrepreneurs. You’ll gain straightforward feedback, advice on next steps, and she’ll answer any of your questions. Others can register to “attend” to watch, learn, and interact through the online chat. FREE. Register here .
Affiliate Management Days San Francisco 2014 
March 19, 2014, San Francisco, CA
AM Days is the must attend event for affiliate managers who are responsible for their company’s affiliate marketing strategy, management and operations. Whether you have an existing affiliate program or you are creating a new initiative, AMDays offers you valuable insight into how other online retailers are successfully implementing and managing their affiliate programs. Topics include: Affiliate program set up; Affiliate recruitment techniques; Affiliate marketing fraud; M-commerce; and much more.
ICON14 by Infusionsoft 
April 23, 2014, Phoenix, AZ
#ICON14 is the eighth annual conference for small business, hosted by Infusionsoft (previously called Infusioncon). Over 3,000 attendees expected. Confirmed speakers include Seth Godin, JJ Ramberg and Peter Shankman.
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 Small Business Events Calendar: http://smallbiztrends.com/events
 Mentoring Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: http://1mby1m.com/free-public-roundtables/
 Register here: https://strategyroundtable-jan914.eventbrite.com/
 Affiliate Management Days San Francisco 2014: http://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?B=413316&U=860342&M=40853&urllink=
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 Aspen Global Investment Forum: http://www.aspeninvestmentforum.com
 Google Analytics Grand Tour: Roadmap to Collecting, Reporting and Analyzing Data: http://www.polepositionmarketing.com/events/category/web-marketing-drivers-ed/
 Consumer Electronics Show 2014: http://www.cesweb.org/
 Using Contract History & Forecasts to Develop a Government Contracting Strategy: https://www.wbdc.org/events/upcomingworkshopsevents/tabid/107/ctl/viewdetail/mid/765/itemid/411/d/20140107/Using-Contract-History--Forecasts-to-Develop-a-Government-Contracting-.aspx
 SYMPOSIA::2014 Conference for Women Entrepreneurs: http://www.growatthewell.com/symposia-conference.html
 Introduction to Appreciative Inquiry: Creating What Will Be: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e7mmld1ef34656b1&llr=an5y6tbab
 Kick Off The New Year: Business & Entrepreneur Networking Mixer: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kick-off-the-new-year-business-entrepreneur-networking-mixer-tickets-9613856303
 Connection Points: Networking with Women in Tech: http://www.wbdc.org/events/upcomingworkshopsevents/tabid/107/ctl/viewdetail/mid/765/itemid/409/d/20140115/Connection-Points-Networking-with-Women-in-Tech-.aspx
 Small Business Expo 2013 – Miami: http://www.thesmallbusinessexpo.com
 Road Map to HIPAA Compliance – Webinar: http://bit.ly/JqDo7w
 Is Certification Right for You?: http://www.wbdc.org/events/upcomingworkshopsevents/tabid/107/ctl/viewdetail/mid/765/itemid/393/d/20140121/Is-Certification-Right-for-You-.aspx
 Take Action. Get A SLAP: Create A One-Year Growth Plan For Your Business: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/take-action-get-a-slap-create-a-1-year-growth-plan-for-your-business-tickets-9670648169
 Outlook Tips for Finance Professionals: http://www.audiosolutionz.com/991-conference-valuable-outlook-tips.php
 Business Plan Writing Clinic: http://www.wbdc.org/events/upcomingworkshopsevents/tabid/107/ctl/viewdetail/mid/765/itemid/398/d/20140129/Business-Plan-Writing-Clinic.aspx
 HIPAA Compliance: Managing the Business Associates Relationship ‘Safely’ Webinar : http://bit.ly/1ehFIMe
 Mastering the HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules: http://bit.ly/199V3fr
 Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator Training (AIFT): http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e7orb62fc2e2bc82&llr=an5y6tbab
 Small Bytes & Apps: http://geekpicnic-eorg.eventbrite.com/
 18th Annual North American Shared Services & Outsourcing Week: http://www.sharedservicesweek.com
 Conversion Conference West 2014 San Francisco : http://conversionconference.com/ccw14-home.htm
 SBA’s National Small Business Week Awards Deadline: http://nationalsmallbusinessweek.sba.gov/
 DREAM BIG Small Business of the Year Award: http://www.uschambersummit.com/award
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