You Owe It To Yourself: Attend One of These Small Business Events

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
Online, September 9, 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

  • Small Business Summit
    August 06, 2013, New York, NY
  • How to Use Twitter, LinkedIn, & Google+ For Your Business
    August 06, 2013, Atlanta, GA
  • How to Use Facebook, Pinterest, & YouTube for Your Business
    August 13, 2013, Atlanta, GA
  • Affiliate Summit East
    August 18, 2013, Philadelphia, PA
  • INBOUND 2013
    August 19, 2013, Boston, MA
  • Gwinnett Business Expo & Job Fair
    August 22, 2013, Duluth, GA
  • 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
  • 2013 Incite Marketing and Communications Summit
    September 18, 2013, Online
  • How To Build & Lead An Effective Team
    September 19, 2013, Atlanta, GA
  • 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
  • Start Your Business Bootcamp
    October 05, 2013, Online
  • Pubcon Las Vegas
    October 22, 2013, Las Vegas, NV
  • The International Conference on Digital Information Processing, E-Business and Cloud Computing (DIPECC2013)
    October 23, 2013, Dubai, UAE

More Contests

  • 2013 Big Awards for Business
    August 14, 2013, Online
  • Harbortouch Business Upgrade Contest
    August 15, 2013, Online
  • Win $500 In Local Mobile Marketing From NearWoo / Fit Small Business
    August 15, 2013, Online
  • Manta #SmallBizLove Photo Contest
    August 31, 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. Networking is very important in any type of business. So aside from management of employees and products, it is also very important to go out there and attend these events. Nice selection of events by the way.

  2. You missed one!

    Forbes recently came out with a list of best conferences for small businesses – check out ONTRAPALOOZA. That’s where I’m going.