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
Manta #SmallBizLove Photo Contest
August 31, 2013, Online
This contest highlights small businesses and helps them to show off their amazing products, services and happy customers all with a chance to win $10K. The contest is open this year to small business owners and their consumers.
At the end of the contest, one photo will be chosen as the $10K Grand Prize winner.
Small Business Influencer Awards 2013
September 9, 2013, Online
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.
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.
SBTRENDS ($50 off)
- Banner Conference 2013
September 06, 2013, Las Vegas, NV
- Content Marketing World
September 09, 2013, Cleveland, OH
- Small Business and Entrepreneur Leadership Conference
September 09, 2013, Galveston , TX
- Servant-Leadership: A Better Way To Lead & Manage At Work Or Home
September 10, 2013, Atlanta, GA
- Leading in Local: SMB Digital Marketing
September 11, 2013, Austin, TX
- The Social Shake-Up
September 15, 2013, Atlanta, GA
- QS MBA Tour
September 15, 2013, New York City, NY
- 2013 Incite Marketing and Communications Summit
September 18, 2013, Online
- Human Potential Forum 2013
September 18, 2013, New York, New York
- How To Build & Lead An Effective Team
September 19, 2013, Atlanta, GA
- September Business Networking Mixer
September 23, 2013, Online
- Entrepreneurial Woman’s Conference – 27th Annual
September 26, 2013, Chicago, Illinois
- The eMetrics Summit Boston
September 29, 2013, Boston, MA
- Conversion Conference East 2013 Boston
September 30, 2013, Online
- Demandcon Boston Sept 30-Oct 1st 2013
September 30, 2013, Boston, MA/USA
- Context Conference
September 30, 2013, Boston, MA
- SMX East
October 01, 2013, New York, NY
- ONTRApalooza: Start, Systemize and Scale Your Business
October 02, 2013, Santa Barbara, CA
- MiniTrends 2013: The Integration of Profit & Social Responsibility
October 02, 2013, Austin, TX
- How to Build a Compensation Program & Solving Compensation Program Problems
October 03, 2013, Orlando, FL
- Turnstone’s Best Young Companies to Work For
August 30, 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.
I’m afraid I’m nowhere near any of the offline events listed; I’m across the pond. The Entrepreneurial Woman’s Conference looks interesting though. WomanCon too. Have you been to either one yourself, Laura? If so, how did you find it?
Nice list of events. I love the idea of a photo contest and the prize. It gives businesses something to look forward to instead of attending “just another business event”. I am also interested in the Women-oriented conferences. Surprising how many women are into business these days.
It is encouraging to see a nice list of event especially for women entrepreneurs. The prizes also seem attractive. Women go into business to provide a second source of income for their family.