Check Out One of These Small Business Events, Awards or Contests

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Welcome to our latest curated 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

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.  No fee to enter.

Check to see who’s already been nominated, and nominate yourself, or someone or some organization or app you admire.  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

  • Spark and Hustle Tour – New York
    July 08, 2013, New York, NY
  • Small Business Forum – Salt Lake
    July 11, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT
  • SUMMER GALA presented by the Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber of Commerce
    July 11, 2013, Coraopolis, PA
    July 17, 2013, New York, NY
  • Soukle Speak
    July 20, 2013, Atlanta, GA
  • More Leads & Sales, Less Heavy Lifting
    July 23, 2013, Philadelphia, PA
  • NYC July Business Networking Event
    July 23, 2013, New York, NY
  • Almost Free Teleseminar – Targeted Branding
    July 26, 2013, Online
  • Small Business Forum – Pittsburgh
    August 01, 2013, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Small Business Summit
    August 06, 2013, New York, NY
  • Affiliate Summit East
    August 18, 2013, Philadelphia, PA
  • INBOUND 2013
    August 19, 2013, Boston, MA
  • Content Marketing World
    September 09, 2013, Cleveland, OH
  • Leading in Local: SMB Digital Marketing
    September 11, 2013, Austin, TX
  • The Social Shake-Up
    September 15, 2013, Atlanta, GA
  • 2013 Incite Marketing and Communications Summit
    September 18, 2013, Online
  • Conversion Conference East 2013 Boston
    September 30, 2013, Online
  • Demandcon Boston Sept 30-Oct 1st 2013
    September 30, 2013, Boston, MA/USA
  • SMX East
    October 01, 2013, New York, NY
  • MACsWomen’s Entrepreneur Summit and Business Expo
    October 04, 2013, Eastchester, NY

More Contests and Awards

  • 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.


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.

3 Reactions
  1. Thanks for another great list of events and awards, Laura.

    I always read your updates.


    The Franchise King®

    • Anita Campbell

      I sometimes wonder whether we should continue with the events roundups, but then we get good feedback like yours, Joel. I take it that people find them useful.

      Luckily we have the new Events Calendar rocking, and it stays well populated. The events post itself is semi-automated, with data pulled from the calendar. So it takes a lot less time to create these updates than it did last year.

      – Anita

      • Anita,

        I have a feeling that I’m not the only one who reads the posts here from Laura on upcoming events and awards.

        Please keep doing these!

        The Franchise King®