Learn and Network at One of These Small Business Events or Awards

We are back with other awesome, outstanding, stupendous (OK, you get our drift) list of small business events, small business awards and contests.  We’ve got something for everyone — from solo entrepreneur to a small business with a handful of employees, to midsize businesses with hundreds or even thousands of employees — check out this list.

It’s a vetted list.  We accept listings from the community, but all submissions are reviewed by our Editors to make sure they represent quality, offer value, and are likely to be worth your time.

This is a partial list.  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

July 16, 2013, Online

Bizapalooza, a virtual conference, will provide resources and education for small business. The event is scheduled for July 16-18, 2013, and is free to attend. 25 Small Business Rock Stars will share tips and strategies that you can use to grow.  If you can’t attend those days, the event is archived for later viewing.  No cost!


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)


August 19, 2013, Boston, MA

INBOUND is a 4 day marketing experience that brings together thousands of marketers from around the globe for an annual event held in downtown Boston, Massachusetts.


Small Business Influencer Awards 2013
Small Business Influencer Awards 2013

The 2013 Small Business Influencer Awards recognize the apps, organizations and people who have a strong impact on small businesses in North America. Now its 3rd year, the Awards are a coveted recognition for those who serve small businesses.  Check to see who’s already been nominated, and nominate yourself, or someone or some organization or app you admire.   No fee to enter.

Twitter hashtag: #SMBinfluencer.


WomanCon 2013WomanCon 2013
September 25, 2013, New York, NY

This conference brings together amazing women entrepreneurs, both on and off the stage. Hear real behind-the-scenes stories of success including JJ Ramberg, Sarah Endline, Janine Popick, and Pamela O’Hara. Expert keynotes and panel discussions include: Getting Funding for Growth with Kay Koplovitz & Peggy Wallace, Turning Ideas into Companies with Yao Huang, 5 Strategies for a Stronger Brand with Julie Cottineau, and a journalist panel on Pitching the Media. SEATING IS LIMITED.
Discount Code
SBTRENDS ($50 off)


More Events

More Contests

  • Win a Grouponsultation for Your Small Business
    July 16, 2013, Online
  • Huggies MomInspired Grant Program
    July 31, 2013, Online
  • 2013 Big Awards for Business
    August 14, 2013, Online
  • Harbortouch Business Upgrade Contest
    August 15, 2013, Online
  • Manta #SmallBizLove Photo Contest
    August 31, 2013, Online
  • 2013 Small Business Influencer Awards
    September 09, 2013, Online
  • Women 2.0 PITCH Las Vegas 2013
    September 15, 2013, Las Vegas, NV
  • 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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  1. Thanks for the post. I checked out Bizapalooza and registered just in time. I look forward to it.