Continue Your Education … At One of These Events in 2014

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The year is winding down, for sure.  Most of  2013’s conference and events are done with (although there’s still a webinar or two on the schedule!).  And most of the contests (except for one) are finished for 2013.

But now’s the time to plan for 2014, and we’ve got an excellent line-up for you.

By attending a conference, seminar, webinar or hangout you can continue your own education. But don’t stop with yourself.  Encourage key employees to also sign up.  Send them to a conference — it’s a perk for them that shows you value them.  It’s also an investment in your business.  The more they know, the more value they can add for your business.

And as far as contests and awards — well lots of benefit can be gotten from those.  Monetary value, public relations and industry recognition, to name a few.

So check out our list below.   And remember, this is a partial list.  To see the full list or to submit your own event, contest or award listing, visit the Small Business Events Calendar.

Featured Events, Contests and Awards

Affiliate Management Days San Francisco 2014Affiliate Management Days San Francisco 2014
March 19, 2014, San Francisco, CA

AM Days is the must attend event for affiliate managers who are responsible for their company’s affiliate marketing strategy, management and operations. Whether you have an existing affiliate program or you are creating a new initiative, AMDays offers you valuable insight into how other online retailers are successfully implementing and managing their affiliate programs. Topics include: Affiliate program set up; Affiliate recruitment techniques; Affiliate marketing fraud; M-commerce; and much more.
Hashtag: #AMDays

ICON14 by InfusionsoftICON14 by Infusionsoft
April 23, 2014, Phoenix, AZ

#ICON14 is the eighth annual conference for small business, hosted by Infusionsoft (previously called Infusioncon). Over 3,000 attendees expected. Confirmed speakers include Seth Godin, JJ Ramberg and Peter Shankman.

Hashtag: #ICON14
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More Events

More Contests

  • 200 Million HP LaserJet Sweepstakes
    December 24, 2013, Online
  • SBA’s National Small Business Week Awards
    January 17, 2014, Online
  • DREAM BIG Small Business of the Year Award
    February 03, 2014, 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. These are great events to learn from. It is nice to kick off the year by learning everything you can about your business. These events are perfect to get yourself started.

  2. Laura: Great compilation. I will start looking for events in 2014. If you are in the Gothenburg area during March 14-16, check out the (un)conference (potluck) called WebCoast.