Take a Look: Latest Small Business Events List

Looking for good small business events?  Or how about contests and awards for small businesses?   We’ve got a curated list for you.  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

Social Shake Up ConferenceSocial Shake Up Conference
September 15, 2013, Atlanta, GA

This isn’t Social Media 101: this is a celebration of how social media practitioners are creating exciting new ways to connect people within and outside the enterprise – customers, employees, managers and leaders. It’s an exploration of how we’re shaking up traditional organizations and communication channels to create a brand new form of business: the Social Enterprise. Sept 15 – 17, 2013

Hashtag: #socialshakeup

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.
Discount Code
SBTRENDS ($50 off)

Beating the Competition as a Small Business OwnerBeating 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

  • 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
  • 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

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.

3 Reactions
  1. Laura

    Woo – Seth’s event will be a transformational one – as always. I hope Seth or someone else will post something on YouTube about it.

    • I’m waiting for that as well. Unfortunately for me who live in another part of the world, it is harder to attend these events. I hope I can get a portion of the knowledge and the inspiration that all you guys will be getting.

  2. It would be a privilege to attend any of the small business events and learn a thing or two by tapping the brains of experts. Alas, I can only read online what’s happening on the other side of the globe.