Here is our latest curated list of small business events. Also included are awards and competitions for small businesses. 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 Business Influencer Awards Gala 2013 New York, NY, October 17, 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. \u00a0Join us in New York City on the evening of October 17th for a night of networking with movers and shakers in the small business and entrepreneurial world. \u00a0We will be handing out Awards and recognizing the winners, too. \u00a0But you don't need to be an Award winner to participate -- just join in for the fun and to make important connections. Twitter hashtag: #SMBinfluencer. REGISTER More Events The Dealmaker October 08, 2013, Johannesburg, South Africa How to Really Start Your Own Business October 08, 2013, Online NYER 2013 Small Business Awards October 09, 2013, New York, NY TechSpeak for Entrepreneurs October 12, 2013, Silicon Valley The BIT Roadshow - Sydney October 15, 2013, Sydney, New South Wales JumpStart Your Accounting StartUp October 15, 2013, Online Small Business Expo 2013 - Boston October 17, 2013, Boston, MA ISSME World Conference 2013 (Linkages for SME Development) October 18, 2013, Delhi, India Pubcon Las Vegas October 22, 2013, Las Vegas, NV The BIT Roadshow - Melbourne October 22, 2013, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia NYC Business Networking Social October 22, 2013, New York CIty, NY The International Conference on Digital Information Processing, E-Business and Cloud Computing (DIPECC2013) October 23, 2013, Dubai, UAE Small Business Convention Presented by COSE October 24, 2013, Sandusky, OH Thriving Firm Talks - Rethinking for Accounting Firms October 25, 2013, San Diego, CA Thriving Firm Workshop - A Reboot for Accounting Professional October 28, 2013, San Diego, CA Rooting Wealth October 30, 2013, Little Rock, AR Corporate Treasury & Cash Management Conference November 01, 2013, Dublin, Ireland More Contests Chase Mission Main Street Grants October 31, 2013, Online 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.