Events and Awards That Can Help Your Small Business Grow

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Here’s another hand-selected list of small business webinars, conferences, awards and other events.  Want to continue your education?  Want to invest in your staff by helping them improve their skills? Want to network and develop valuable connections that can lead to new opportunities?

And how about getting publicity for your business and valuable prizes, by competing in contests and awards programs?

All of the above can help you grow your business and make it more successful.  And we want to help you in any way we can. That’s why we publish these weekly curated lists.  Enjoy!

To see a full list or to submit your own event, contest or award listing, visit the Small Business Events Calendar.



Featured Events, Contests and Awards

Brother CreativeCenter "Back to Business" Twitter ChatBrother CreativeCenter “Back to Business” Twitter Chat
February 13, 2014, Online

Join us on (@SmallBizTrends and @BrotherOffice) from 2pm – 3pm EST (New York time zone) for a chat party about creating a brand on a budget. Everyone welcome – join in. Use hashtag “BrotherBackToBiz.”


How to Sell Digital Products via Meylah MarketplaceHow to Sell Digital Products via Meylah Marketplace
February 20, 2014, Online

Tim Adam of Handmadeology.com, Anita Campbell of Small Business Trends, and Chai Dutt of Meylah.com will explain how to participate in and reap the benefits of online commerce to sell digital goods and professional services. In this upcoming webinar, we will answer questions that marketers and trainers have on how to sell their digital products and service- as we kick off the new Meylah.com Marketplace on Small Business Trends. Join in at 1 pm EST (New York time zone) for this useful webinar.

We will have demos and hands-on examples. Learn how. Lots of fun Q & A.


Affiliate Management Days San Francisco 2014Affiliate 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.
Hashtag: #AMDays


ICON14 by InfusionsoftICON14 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.

Hashtag: #ICON14
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Laura Leites


Laura Leites Laura Leites plans and manages events for clients through her company, L2 Event Production. Laura's projects include the Small Business Influencer Awards, The Small Business Summit, and many of SmallBizTechnology's live and virtual events, including the five-city Small Business Technology Tour.

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  1. Thank you for the list of events, events are a great place to network and learn.

  2. Social Media Marketing Made Simple looks interesting. As does How to Make 2014 Your Best and Most Productive Year Yet (oooh, and it’s free too.)

    Thanks for sharing these, Laura.

  3. I am happy to see so many online events. The topics are interesting. The best part is that anyone from any part of the world can have access to it. This means that learning is not really limited to certain countries. That’s something that must be celebrated.

  4. There is no doubt that events & award functions always boast motivational level of any business, it is now held as the best way to acknowledge any work. as participation shouldn’t be made only towards winning anything, but also to learn better prospect from these event.

  5. Great list of events and awards. I look forward to the Twitter chat with Brother Office and webinar with Meylah.

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