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Want to Be Awesome? Attend One of These Events

Posted By Laura Leites On June 21, 2014 @ 8:30 pm In Small Business Events | 4 Comments

Want to be awesome?  Attending educational events helps you and your team grow your skills.  Learn how to be a master in business — and you don’t have to go it alone.  Help is all around you, some of it free and some it low cost.  But aren’t you and your team worth whatever the investment is, be it time, money or both?

And don’t forget those contests and awards programs!  They serve a role, too.  They help you get needed cash and other benefits for your business.  And they bring recognition to your company.

You’ll find these kinds of opportunities in our latest curated list of events, contests and awards for small businesses, solo entrepreneurs and growing companies. 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

Wells Fargo Works Project [2]Wells Fargo Works Project [2]
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

Marketing Makeover $25,000 From CBS Local [3]Marketing Makeover $25,000 From CBS Local [3]
June 30, 2014, Online

Would you like a Marketing Makeover, to the tune of $25,000? Enter for a chance at this awesome prize package! The winner will get a streaming ad for CBS Local’s online radio station; display ads; search optimization services; Constant Contact Toolkit; and expert advice and a marketing plan. Just tell your story and why you deserve a marketing makeover. Open to U.S. small businesses. See rules, and enter today!

Bizapalooza 2014:  Planning and Profits [4]Bizapalooza 2014: Planning and Profits [4]
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

Who Gives a Fund Contest - Caribbean Cruise [5]Who Gives a Fund Contest – Caribbean Cruise [5]
August 29, 2014, Online

Create a short fun video using the phrase “Who Gives a Fund.” Share it on social. The video with the most views will win a round trip within the continental U.S. to beautiful Miami, and a 3-day cruise to the Caribbean, for two. See WhoGivesaFund.com for complete rules and details. Presented by eSmallBusinessLoan.com, to highlight that traditional bank loans are not the only source of money for your working capital needs in your business. Get a merchant cash advance from eSmallBusinessLoan.com.
Hashtag: #WhoGivesaFund

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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].

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[1] Small Business Events Calendar: http://smallbiztrends.com/events

[2] Image: https://wellsfargoworks.com/project

[3] Image: http://contest.cbslocal.com/audioadcentersweepstakes/?utm_source=Anita&utm_medium=Judge&utm_campaign=Anita_MarketingMakeover

[4] Image: http://smallbizapalooza.com/

[5] Image: http://whogivesafund.com/

[6] PAACC Energy Neighbors Breakfast Series: http://www.paacc.com/events/Energy-Neighbors-Breakfast-Series--1890/details

[7] PAACC “I Have a Great Idea” Business Workshop: http://www.paacc.com/events/I-Have-a-Great-Idea-Business-Workshop-Presented-by-PAACC-and-PAAC-Enterprise-Foundation-1959/details

[8] Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator Training : http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e7w3cgq0169dd45e&llr=an5y6tbab

[9] NYCBNG presents Speed Networking for Business: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/nycbng-presents-speed-networking-for-business-tickets-11740918403?aff=es2&rank=1

[10] International Conference on Digital Security and Forensics (DigitalSec2014): http://sdiwc.net/conferences/2014/digitsec2014/

[11] To Insure or Not to Insure? Small Business & the Affordable Care Act: http://www.bnghealth.eventbrite.com

[12] Customer Loyalty Playbook Launch Party: http://www.customerloyaltyplaybook.com/you-are-invited/

[13] Form W-4 for 2014: Best Practices and Compliance Requirements: http://www.audiosolutionz.com/hr-compliance-employment/form-w-4-2014.html

[14] Creating Your Unique Identity as an Independent / Small Services Firm: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/6070554686879853058

[15] Are You HIPAA Compliance Audit Ready? Strategies to Avoid Civil and Criminal Penalties : http://bit.ly/1lqWclH

[16] Retaining the Attorney-Client Privilege in a Merger : http://www.audiosolutionz.com/banking/attorney-client-privilege-in-merger.html

[17] PAACC “After Hours – LIVE!” Business Networking Event: http://www.paacc.com/events/After-Hours-Live!-1938/details

[18] Addressing Business Technology Challenges Live: http://www.bondconsultingservices.com/webinars-events/live-presentation-growing-out-of-your-accounting-system/#.U49uj1Xn_IU

[19] Outlook on Steroids IV â?? Advanced Features : http://www.audiosolutionz.com/microsoft-outlook/outlook-advanced-features.html

[20] How to Get That #1 Spot on Google Rankings!: http://www.arrowinternetmarketing.com.au/events/get-1-spot-google-rankings-2/

[21] Reinventing Leadership for Small Business: What is your WHAT?: https://www.amfambusinessaccelerator.com/event/reinventing-leadership-for-small-business-what-is-your-what

[22] Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream Speed Coaching: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/samuel-adams-brewing-the-american-dream-speed-coaching-springfield-ma-tickets-11525303493

[23] Facebook Fit Chicago (Bootcamp for Small Businesses): https://fb.me/fit

[24] Best Practices in Managing Transfer Pricing Audits in Asia: http://finance.kakushinwebinars.com/transfer-pricing-audits-in-asia?utm_source=listing_smallbiztrends&utm_medium=listing&utm_campaign=KSFC27_home

[25] How to Decide which HIPAA Policies You Need to Adopt : http://bit.ly/1gCDpFe

[26] Startup PDX Challenge 2014 – Portland: http://www.pdc.us/for-businesses/business-programs/startuppdxchallenge.aspx

[27] Recognition of Android Malware Patterns (RAMP) Competition: http://fsktm.upm.edu.my/~alid/RAMP.htm

[28] Small Business Trends: http://smallbiztrends.com

[29] SmallBizTechnology: http://www.smallbiztechnology.com