Here is our hand-picked list of small business events for the rest of 2012 (in fact, into early 2013). Yes, we know the Holidays are coming and you may be distracted. But don’t let the Holidays interfere with enriching your education, and the education of your team — and networking with other business owners.
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Online marketing webinars 
November 29 – December 13, 2012
Check out these upcoming online marketing seminars from MarketingProfs:
Five Tools for Creating a Social Media Plan and Forecasting Its Impact November 29 with Rex Briggs
MarketingProfs University: The Daring Brand’s Guide to Creating Content Worth Sharing December 6 with Ann Handley
How to Harness Big Data for your B2B CRM Efforts December 13 with Cyndi W. Greenglass
MacTech Boot Camp 
December 5 – Miami, FL
MacTech Boot Camp is a one day event for those that support the home user, and small business market held around the country. MacTech Boot Camp is a single-track, hotel based seminar that is specifically geared to serve the needs of consultants and techs wanting to serve their base better. This event is geared toward those that already support the home and SMB communities, or that want to become a consultant supporting these areas.
AME Small Business Conference 
December 10-12, 2012, Grapevine, TX
The SAME Small Business Conference is designed to promote partnerships and contract opportunities between small businesses and Department of Defense (DOD) agencies as well as networking opportunities between small and large businesses. SAME is proud to bring together high-ranking representatives from the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy who all share a common goal of helping small businesses succeed in the DOD market.
New Media Expo 
January 6-8, 2013, Las Vegas
NMX, formerly Blog World & New Media Expo, is the first and only industry-wide conference, tradeshow and media event dedicated to providing valuable content for Bloggers, Podcasters and Web TV producers. Pre-register now and receive Super Early Bird rates.
Affiliate Summit West 2013 
January 13-15, 2013, Las Vegas
This three day conference includes an exhibit hall with affiliate merchants, vendors, and networks, as well as multiple tracks of educational sessions covering the latest trends and information from affiliate marketing experts.
To find more small business events, contests and awards, visit the Small Business Events Calendar .
If you are putting on a small business event or contest, and want to get the word out, please submit it through our Events & Contests Submission Form (it’s free). Only events of interest to small business people, freelancers and entrepreneurs will be included.