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This is our curated list of events, contests and awards for small businesses, solo entrepreneurs and growing companies- chosen just for you.  To see a full list or to submit your own event, contest or award listing, visit the Small Business Events Calendar [1].

Featured Events, Contests and Awards

The Venus and Mars of Small Business Finance Webinar for Female Business OwnersBrother “Back to Business” Contest [2]
Jan. 27 – Mar. 19, 2014, Online

Use the Brother CreativeCenter to create marketing collateral for your business, and enter the Back to Business Contest for an opportunity to win one of three Brother product prize suites. Approximate value of each prize is $500+. Entry is FREE. Enter here [3].

The Venus and Mars of Small Business Finance Webinar for Female Business Owners [4]The Venus and Mars of Small Business Finance Webinar for Female Business Owners [4]
March 06, 2014, Online

In conjunction with the release of its second annual report analyzing women’s small business challenges, Biz2Credit will host The Venus and Mars of Small Business Finance webinar on Thursday, March 6, from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST, during which entrepreneurs can ask advice of small business finance experts. Will cover funding for women business owners. Moderated by Anita Campbell, founder, CEO and Publisher of Small Business Trends, it also features Rohit Arora, CEO of Biz2Credit; Lisa Cook, Associate Professor of Economics and International Relations, Michigan State and a member of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers (2011-2012). And John John Meyer, Director of Education for The Company Corporation

Affiliate Management Days San Francisco 2014 [5]Affiliate Management Days San Francisco 2014 [5]
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.
Hashtag: #AMDays

ICON14 by Infusionsoft [6]ICON14 by Infusionsoft [6]
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.

Hashtag: #ICON14
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This weekly listing of small business events, contests and awards is provided as a community service by Small Business Trends [28] and SmallBizTechnology [29].