Welcome to our latest curated list of events, contests and awards for small businesses. \u00a0Each item is carefully reviewed for relevancy and quality. \u00a0To 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 2013 Content Marketing Strategies Conference May 07, 2013, Berkeley, CA Marketing and PR professionals from companies of all sizes will gather at the 3rd annual Content Marketing Strategies Conference, hosted by dlvr.it and Business Wire, to gain practical "how to" advice on content marketing SEO, content distribution optimization, content ROI, and learn from case studies by brands including Red Hat, New Belgium Brewing, FOX's hit show Glee and much more. Local University - New Orleans May 07, 2013, New Orleans, LA A half-day search marketing conference educating small businesses about local search. Local University is a training program that travels to cities around the country. The New Orleans event is provided by the local-search practitioner experts, under the support of Google, Search Influence, The New Orleans Chamber of Commerce, Greater New Orleans, Inc. and Nokia. Discount Code NOLAEARLY ($40 Off) Access to Capital Chicago May 22, 2013, Chicago, Illinois Join us at the Navy Pier to learn how you can raise capital for your small business. Meet 1:1 with loan officers. Attend panels on traditional and alternative lending options, start-ups, crowd-funding, and more. Discount Code sbtrends (Get 30% off) WBENC National Conference & Business Fair June 26, 2013, Minneapolis, MN The Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) will convene 3,500 decision makers from the nation's leading corporations, government entities and women's business enterprises (WBEs) to generate business together and stimulate economic growth at the 2013 WBENC National Conference & Business Fair in Minneapolis, MN, June 25-27, 2013. More Events America's Small Business Summit April 29, 2013, Washington, DC How to Use Twitter's Vine to Create Engagement for Your Brand April 30, 2013, Online QuickBooks Tips and Tricks April 30, 2013, Online SOBCon Chicago 2013 May 03, 2013, Chicago, IL SMB Nation Spring Conference May 03, 2013, Redmond, WA Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (V-WISE) Program May 03, 2013, Chicago, Illinois Maximize Your Business Now "LIVE" May 03, 2013, Denver, CO Techspeak for Entrepreneurs May 03, 2013, New York, NY 2013 Content Marketing Strategies Conference May 07, 2013, Berkeley, CA Innovative B2B Marketing Strategies May 07, 2013, New York City, NY Tablet PCs: Business Tools or Toys? May 08, 2013, Pittsburgh, PA Hamilton Economic Summit May 09, 2013, Hamilton, Ontario Going Global: What I Learned May 09, 2013, Online Fired Up! Small Business Expo 2013 May 10, 2013, Iirvine, California People & Culture: Unlocking The Full Potential In Your Business May 10, 2013, Online QS World MBA Tour - New York May 11, 2013, New York, NY BlackBerry Live May 14, 2013, Orlando, FL SMX London May 15, 2013, London, UK More Contests and Awards NYER 2013 Small Business Awards April 28, 2013, New York City Inc 500 | 5000 April 30, 2013, Online Best Small Business WebAward 2013 May 01, 2013, Online L'Oreal Next Generation Awards May 10, 2013, Online UPS Small Business Three Point Play Sweepstakes May 15, 2013, Online Content Marketing Awards May 17, 2013, Online CrowdIt Launch Challenge June 04, 2013, Online eMinutes $2,500 Entrepreneurs Contest June 30, 2013, Online Huggies MomInspired Grant Program July 31, 2013, Online 2013 Big Awards for Business August 14, 2013, Online This weekly listing of small business events, contests and awards is provided as a community service by Small Business Trends and SmallBizTechnology.