Feeling the winter blues? January can be a drab month for a lot of people but don’t let grey weather keep you from making the most of your time. This may be the perfect time to get out of your normal routine and try out a business event near you. You may even want to travel a bit, if the event is worth while. Take a moment and peruse our list of conferences, expos and networking opportunities happening all over the United States this week.
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
HackerX – Chicago 11/19
Feb. 19, 2016, Chicago, Ill.
Hiring developers is hard. HackerX is an invite-only recruiting event for developers in 35+ cities globally and has a community of over 50,000+ members. We’ve hand picked and recruited some of the top developers in your city so you don’t have to. Meet face-to-face with qualified and screened developers and make your next great hire.
March 2, 2016, Phoenix, Ariz.
ICON16, held by Infusionsoft, is where the most successful entrepreneurs in the small business community come together to roll up their sleeves and shape the future of their businesses. Work with experts to develop your strategy, set goals, and implement the campaigns that will blow them away. Get into the biggest annual event in small business, and invest in your most transformative year yet.
2016 Affiliate Management Days Conference
April 3, 2016, San Francisco, Calif.
Affiliate Management Days San Francisco 2016 is the “must attend” event for marketing managers and everyone 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, AM Days offers you the most valuable insight into how other online retailers are successfully implementing and managing their affiliate programs.
Small Business Market Expo
May 21, 2016, Atlanta, Ga.
Don’t miss the opportunity to connect with small businesses, market your organization and tap into a network of entrepreneurs, service providers, financial organizations, business coaches, and franchises.
VIP (25% off)
DREAM BIG Small Business of the Year Award
June 14, 2016, Washington, D.C.
The DREAM BIG Small Business of the Year Award, sponsored by Sam’s Club®, celebrates the success of small business and honors its contributions to America’s economic growth. The Small Business of the Year, 7 regional finalists, and 100 Blue Ribbon winners will be honored on June 14 during America’s Small Business Summit in Washington, D.C. There are two ways to participate: 1. Nominate a local small business that’s making a big impact in its community. 2. Apply directly if you are a small business that’s committed to your community, employees, and customers.
- Pop-Up School
Jan. 20, 2016, Boulder, Colo.
- 2016 Professional Land Surveyors of Oregon Conference
Jan. 20, 2016, Eugene, Oreg.
- Be the Boss: Exploring Self-Employment Career Options
Jan. 20, 2016, San Francisco, Calif.
- Getting Certified and Doing Business with the Government
Jan. 20, 2016, Hayward, Calif.
- #GirlBoss Network Networking Salon
Jan. 21, 2016, Birmingham, Ala.
- SMB TechFest
Jan. 21, 2016, Anaheim, Calif.
- CAB: Capital Access Blvd
Jan. 21, 2016, Laurel, Md.
- Social Media Summit 2016
Jan. 21, 2016, Online
- Gotham Entrepreneurs: Crowdfunding 2016 and Beyond
Jan. 21, 2016, New York, N.Y.
- Entrepreneur Night – Winning the Game of Business
Jan. 21, 2016, Las Vegas, Nev.
- Lunch and Launch – Leaning into Leadership with Krista Sanford
Jan. 22, 2016, Columbus, Ohio
- Home Business Summit
Jan. 22, 2016, Miami
- Southern California Black Business Expo on Tour 2015-2016
Jan. 23, 2016, Murrieta, Ga.
- Get Motivated! Las Vegas
Jan. 25, 2016, Online
- Deep Strategy
Jan. 26, 2016, London, U.K.
- New Year Networking Mixer
Jan. 26, 2016, White Plains, N.Y.
- Women and Wealth
Jan. 26, 2016, Red Oak, Ga.
- Webinar on Social Media, Marketing & Websites
Jan. 27, 2016, Online
- Webinar on Credit card surcharging What are The Stipulations for Compliance?
Jan. 27, 2016, Online
- Results Now International – Atlanta
Jan. 28, 2016, Online
- Conversion Conference Las Vegas
May 19, 2016, Las Vegas, Nev.
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