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Events and Awards That Can Help Your Small Business Grow
Posted By Laura Leites On February 8, 2014 @ 6:30 pm In Small Business Events | 9 Comments
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 .
Brother 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 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 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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 QS World MBA Tour at the Hilton Hotel: http://goo.gl/R5LKxK
 Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator Training (AIFT): http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e7orb62fc2e2bc82&llr=an5y6tbab
 Perks, Procedure, and Common Pitfalls Relating to WOSB Certification: http://www.wipp.org/events/event_details.asp?id=392940&group=
 Business Makeover 2014 Online Summit: http://www.businessmakeover2014.com
 Expecting the Unexpected: Why is Small Business Risk Education Important for You?: http://bit.ly/1dC89lA
 February Business & Entrepreneur Grade-A Networking : http://www.eventbrite.com/e/february-business-entrepreneur-grade-a-networking-tickets-10162047959
 Payment Issues- How Can Companies Minimize The Risk Of Duplicate, Fraudulent, And Late Payments?: http://www.audiosolutionz.com/990-conference-payment-issues-how-can-companies-minimize-the-risk-of-duplicate-fraudulent-and-late-payments.php
 SBA and Yelp: Success With Online Reviews: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/917749319
 The Role of HIPAA in an Increasingly Unregulated and Under-Regulated World of Devices and Obamacare : http://bit.ly/1cStczX
 Social Media Marketing Made Simple: https://paaccpaassoc.wliinc24.com/events/Education-Series-Workshop-Social-Media-Marketing-Made-Simple-1909/details
 Top 10 Factors Self-employed Sales Agents Consider when Choosing to Work with a New Company: http://www.commissioncrowd.com/blog/webinar-top-ten-factors-self-employed-sales-agents-considers-when-choosing-to-work-with-a-company/
 How to do a Risk Analysis – Webinar By MentorHealth: http://bit.ly/1azIvte
 How to Make 2014 Your Best and Most Productive Year Yet: http://yourstairwaytowealth.com/events.htm
 BRANDING 101 – Workshop for New Entrepreneurs: http://designsbyruthquinones.com/workshops/
 WNFP Speed Networking After 5 : http://tiny.cc/speednetworkingafter5
 Solo PR Summit: http://soloprpro.com/summit/
 Recruiting Self-employed Sales Agents: Interview Questions & Etiquette: http://www.commissioncrowd.com/blog/webinar-recruiting-self-employed-sales-agents-key-interview-questions-etiquette/
 Getting Ready to Win Business & Compete for Larger Contracting Opportunities: http://www.wbdc.org/events/upcomingworkshopsevents/tabid/107/ctl/viewdetail/mid/765/itemid/440/d/20140219/Getting-Ready-To-Win-Business-and-Compete-for-Larger-Contracting-Opportunities.aspx
 Business Metrics for Health Care Organizations: http://bit.ly/Ksrp9W
 Disability Discrimination and the good Faith Interactive Process: http://www.audiosolutionz.com/993-conference-disability-discrimination-under-american-disabilities.php
 Fedex $50,000 Small Business Grant Contest: http://grantcontest.fedex.com/fedex-small-business-grant-contest/microsite
 I Love My Small Business Sweepstakes: http://bit.ly/1fsORPK
 Win a $50,000 Marketing Makeover!: http://thetimegroup.net/contest.html
 Vetpreneur of the Year 2014: http://voy.navoba.com
 EY’s “Ready, Set, Grow” Prize, All-Expenses-Paid Trip to Monaco to Present Your Small Business: http://www.ey.com/GL/en/Services/Strategic-Growth-Markets/Center-for-Entrepreneurship-and-Innovation---Ready-Set-Grow
 Recognition of Android Malware Patterns (RAMP) Competition: http://fsktm.upm.edu.my/~alid/RAMP.htm
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