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Small Business Events and Awards To Check Out

Want to continue building your skills and those of your team?  What about networking with colleagues, peers and potential customers?

All right, we know you want to get involved and not stay stagnant.  So we’ve created this handpicked list of upcoming small business events (online and also in the real world) as well as relevant awards programs.  So check it out please.

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

Twitter Chat: How You Can Improve Your Signage and Marketing Efforts [2]Twitter Chat: How You Can Improve Your Signage and Marketing Efforts [2]
May 13, 2014, Online

Join Anita Campbell, CEO of Small Business Trends along with FedEx on May 13, 2014 at 8pm EST as we discuss the different ways that your small business can improve upon signage and other marketing efforts. We’ll also cover the results from the FedEx Office Signs of Success Survey

Hashtag: #SMBSignage

Webinar: Top U.S. Cities for Small Business Growth [3]Webinar: Top U.S. Cities for Small Business Growth [3]
May 14, 2014, Online

On Wednesday, May 14 at 3:00 PM (EDT) as part of National Small Business Week, Biz2Credit will host a free webinar, TOP U.S. CITIES FOR SMALL BUSINESS GROWTH, which will delve into the best areas of the country to start and expand a company. The webinar will also cover best sources of capital in 2014, and growth strategies for CPAs and their clients. Be sure to join in!

2014 Stratus Awards for Cloud Companies [4]2014 Stratus Awards for Cloud Companies [4]
June 02, 2014, Online

Are you using the cloud, helping to accelerate the development and adoption of cloud services? The Stratus Awards recognize companies of all sizes in various categories for their performance, innovation and results. Request Your Entry Kit Now!

wells-fargo-works-projectWells Fargo Works Project [5]
June 30, 2014, Online

The Wells Fargo Works Project is a video or essay contest specifically for small business owners in the United States. To enter for a chance to win, tell your business story.  Five small business owner winners will be selected from a pool of 25 finalists. The finalists will each receive $1,000.  The five winners will each receive:

• $25,000 for their business.
• Business mentorship tailored to their specific business needs.
• A $5,000 donation in their name made by Wells Fargo to a local eligible non-profit organization in their community.

Wells Fargo is a sponsor of Small Business Trends’ CEO Anita Campbell.

Hashtag: #WellsFargoWorks

Bizapalooza 2014:  Planning and Profits [6]Bizapalooza 2014: Planning and Profits [6]
July 09, 2014, Online

Bizapalooza gives you a unique opportunity to connect with industry pros who really want to see you do more with your small business. Come as you are to this virtual small-business festival, then walk away with a fresh perspective, loads of free resources, plus practical solutions to fix what’s holding you back. FREE – and with freebie resources. Sponsors needed, too!

Hashtag: #Bizapalooza

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This weekly listing of small business events, contests and awards is provided as a community service by Small Business Trends [27] and SmallBizTechnology [28].