Check This Out: Conferences, Webinars, Contests and Awards

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

Small Biz Big Things Hosts Seth Godin in NYCSmall Biz Big Things Hosts Seth Godin in NYC
September 17, 2013, New York, NY

Join us at Small Biz Big Things in New York City for an evening of learning, networking, fun and discussion as we explore how small business owners can do very big things through innovation.
The way we work and play has changed. Big companies who have not innovated have failed. Small companies who have innovated are thriving.

Laggard companies are being crushed. Companies who can strategically innovate are being created and growing.

Will your business thrive? Will it survive?

Seth Godin will do a rare Q&A session, answering your burning questions about small business, marketing and doing work that matters.

Carly Strife, of Barkbox (and previously with Uber) will present her real life, hands on experiences, and best practices in how small companies can profitably innovate and grow in the midst of challenging market forces and intense competition.

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

This fresh, one-day conference brings together amazing women entrepreneurs, both on and off the stage. Our incredible speaker lineup will help you learn how to get funding for growth, make your brand stronger, and turn your idea into a company. Pitch journalists live on stage with our media panel. You’ll also hear the REAL behind-the-scenes stories from founders including JJ Ramberg, Janine Popick , Pamela O’Hara and more.  SEATING IS LIMITED.
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SBTRENDS ($50 off)

More Events

  • 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
  • The Science of Buying Signals
    September 10, 2013, Online
  • Leading in Local: SMB Digital Marketing
    September 11, 2013, Austin, TX
  • After Hours LIVE! Business Networking Event with Live Music
    September 12, 2013, Pittsburgh, PA
  • The Social Shake-Up
    September 15, 2013, Atlanta, GA
  • QS MBA Tour
    September 15, 2013, New York City, NY
  • ThinkSales Sales Leadership Conference 2013
    September 17, 2013, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 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
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Policy Summit
    September 19, 2013, Cleveland, OH
  • “Legislative Breakfast” Networking and Panel Discussions
    September 20, 2013, Coraopolis, PA
  • September Business Networking Mixer
    September 23, 2013, Online
  • Entrepreneurial Woman’s Conference – 27th Annual
    September 26, 2013, Chicago, Illinois
  • “BizBlast @ Noon” Networking Lunch Event
    September 26, 2013, Pittsburgh, PA
  • The eMetrics Summit Boston
    September 29, 2013, Boston, MA
  • Conversion Conference East 2013 Boston
    September 30, 2013, Online

More Contests

  • 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.

4 Reactions
  1. Wish I could be there. I think Seth is rather cool. He’s an interesting thinker.

    I wonder if the Q & A’s going to be recorded and made available. I’d be interested in watching it.

  2. I would love to attend WomanCon. I’ll bet I could pick up a lot of great advice on the intricacies of marketing to women. That’s a tough thing to do.

  3. Hurray for the Small Biz event. Seth Godin is cool for a reason – he comes up with unique ideas that makes sense. You can really learn a lot from this man and I think an event would be the perfect venue to change people’s lives.

    • As much as I’d love to be there, Aira, I think I’d be too excited to concentrate on anything anyone had to say at that event with Seth! It would therefore be more productive for me to just watch the video of it should it become available. 🙂