Our Latest Curated List of Events, Awards and Contests





Every week we bring you a carefully-vetted 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.





Featured Events, Contests and Awards

7 Steps to Facebook Success – How to Make Money on the World’s #1 Social Network
June 04, 2013, Online

If you’ve been feeling frustrated and overwhelmed by the constant changes and tweaks on Facebook, and you’ve been struggling to measure a real monetary result from your Facebook marketing efforts – you’re not alone! On this free mega online event, Facebook marketing expert Mari Smith will share her own 7-Step Facebook Marketing Success Plan that’s packed with money-making tips for YOU to turn the world’s most popular social network into the TOP source of quality leads and paying customers for your business! It’s free — register today and save your seat!


Making Money Online: Ecommerce Done Right with John LawsonMaking Money Online: Ecommerce Done Right with John Lawson
June 25, 2013, New York, NY

Looking to create independence from this shifting job economy?
Want a stream of income that works for you around the clock?
Have a great idea of what to sell online but don’t know how to get started?
Dreaming of growing your online store from a hobby to a full fledged, profitable business?
Join John Lawson, award winning Social Commerce Strategist, American Express featured businessman, author, and founder of 3rd Power Outlet – an online clothing retail outlet that has exceeded $25 million in sales.
John will be sharing his practical, down-to-earth methods for building your own ecommerce business from the ground up in this two part workshop, packed with resources, tips, and how-to instruction.
Discount Code
SBTRENDS ( $25 off)


WBENC National Conference & Business FairWBENC 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.


Big Awards for BusinessBig Awards for Business
August 14, 2013, Online

The Big Awards started with a mission of recognizing real talent and performance. Real business people, those with experience and knowledge, judge the Big Awards. Request an entry kit today and submit your nomination by August 14, 2013.
Discount Code
SBT50 ($50.00 off)


More Events

  • Zoholics – Zoho User Conference
    May 29, 2013, San Francisco, CA
  • Supercharge Your Business Network
    May 29, 2013, Online
  • How to Find Sales Opportunities in Your CRM | Free Webinar & E-Book
    May 30, 2013, Online
  • Small Business Summit
    May 31, 2013, Athens, GA
  • Leadership: Becoming The Leader Your Business Needs You To Be
    May 31, 2013, Online
  • Strategies for Raising Growth Capital in Volatile Markets
    June 04, 2013, Online
  • Build Up Your Business: Growth By Design
    June 05, 2013, New York, NY
  • Search at eBay Webinar for Small Business Owners
    June 05, 2013, Online
  • CT Business Expo
    June 06, 2013, Hartford, CT
  • “The New Entrepreneurz” Presentation
    June 06, 2013, New York, NY
  • 4th Annual MACs Women’s Entrepreneur Summit
    June 08, 2013, New York, NY
  • Win to the Winth Power Workshop
    June 09, 2013, New York, NY
  • The Inc. Leadership Forum
    June 10, 2013, San Diego, CA
  • How Your Personal Credit Score Can Affect You in Business
    June 12, 2013, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Business Webinar: I Survived and Dominated The Crisis
    June 12, 2013, Online
  • Veteran Entrepreneur Training Symposium
    June 13, 2013, Reno, NV
  • Future Energy New York
    June 13, 2013, New York City
  • National Small Business Week
    June 17, 2013, Washington, DC
  • Web.com Small Business Forum – Raleigh
    June 20, 2013, Raleigh, NC

More Awards and Contests

  • CNBC Prime’s Crowd Rules $50,000 Challenge
    June 03, 2013, Online
  • CrowdIt Launch Challenge
    June 04, 2013, Online
  • 2013 Ernst & Young Entrepreneurial Winning Women
    June 28, 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
  • The Citi Salutes: Realizing Your Dream Business Competition
    November 08, 2013, Online

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

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Laura Leites Laura Leites plans and manages events for clients through her company, L2 Event Production. Laura's projects include the Small Business Influencer Awards, The Small Business Summit, and many of SmallBizTechnology's live and virtual events, including the five-city Small Business Technology Tour.

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