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 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 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 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.