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 WomanCon 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. Discount Code SBTRENDS ($50 off) Beating the Competition as a Small Business Owner September 26, 2013, Online Modern technology and empowered customers have changed the way small business owners market their business and communicate with prospects and customers. Hear from our expert panelists on how the most successful small business owners are navigating through these changes and how you can turn prospects and customers into raving fans. Panelists: - Scott Klososky, Partner, Future Point of View, LLC - Anita Campbell, CEO, Small Business Trends LLC - Ramon Ray, Marketing & Tech Evangelist, Infusionsoft & Smallbiztechnology - Robin Joy, VP, Mobile and Online, DocuSign More Events September Business Networking Mixer September 23, 2013, Online Digital Marketing and Analytics Workshop September 23, 2013, Online September Business Networking Mixer September 23, 2013, New York City, NY Entrepreneurial Woman's Conference - 27th Annual September 26, 2013, Chicago, Illinois "BizBlast @ Noon" Networking Lunch Event September 26, 2013, Pittsburgh, PA From Concept to Reality - Creating the Lifestyle of Your Dreams September 26, 2013, Online 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 MACsWomen's Entrepreneur Summit and Business Expo October 04, 2013, Eastchester, NY WebCamp Live - Las Vegas October 04, 2013, Las Vegas, NV Start Your Business Bootcamp October 05, 2013, Online The Dealmaker October 08, 2013, Johannesburg, South Africa More Contests 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.