Check these out! \u00a0You'll be glad you did. This is our curated list of events, contests and awards for small businesses, solo entrepreneurs and growing companies- chosen just for you. \u00a0To 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 Brother "Back to Business" Contest Jan. 27 - Mar. 19, 2014, Online Use the Brother CreativeCenter to create marketing collateral for your business, and enter the Back to Business Contest for an opportunity to win one of three Brother product prize suites. Approximate value of each prize is $500+. Entry is FREE.\u00a0Enter here. The Venus and Mars of Small Business Finance Webinar for Female Business Owners March 06, 2014, Online In conjunction with the release of its second annual report analyzing women's small business challenges, Biz2Credit will host The Venus and Mars of Small Business Finance webinar on Thursday, March 6, from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. EST, during which entrepreneurs can ask advice of small business finance experts. Will cover funding for women business owners. Moderated by Anita Campbell, founder, CEO and Publisher of Small Business Trends, it also features Rohit Arora, CEO of Biz2Credit; Lisa Cook, Associate Professor of Economics and International Relations, Michigan State and a member of the President's Council of Economic Advisers (2011-2012). And John John Meyer, Director of Education for The Company Corporation Affiliate 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 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 Discount Code smallbiztrends (Get an extra $100 off) More Events SBA and Yelp: Success With Online Reviews February 25, 2014, Online Getting Ready to Win Contracts & Compete for Larger Contracting Opportunities February 26, 2014, Chicago, IL How to Unlock Value in Analytics Using Data Visualizations February 26, 2014, Online American Express OPEN and WIPP: Using WOSB Certification to Team with 8(a) February 26, 2014, Online Performing Cost/Benefit Analysis of Workplace Safety February 27, 2014, Online Roadmap of California Medical Leaves - Ultimate Guide to PDL, FMLA, FEHA, SDI, CFRA, PFL, ADA and Workers Compensation February 27, 2014, San Diego, CA Getting Ready to Win Business & Compete for Larger Contracting Opportunities February 27, 2014, Minneapolis, MN Statistics for the Non-Statistician March 03, 2014, Zurich, Switzerland Solving the Keyword Mystery: Clue In on How Customers Search for Your Business March 04, 2014, Uniontown, OH Statistics for the Non-Statistician March 06, 2014, Sao Paulo, Brazil Health Care Fraud and Abuse: Protecting the Organization March 06, 2014, Boston, MA WBDC of Minnesota - 8th Annual Celebration of Success March 06, 2014, Minneapolis, MN NYC Business & Entrepreneur Grade-A Networking Mixer March 10, 2014, New York City, NY Employment Issues: Looking Forward to 2014 March 11, 2014, Online March Inventor Meeting March 11, 2014, Woburn, MA Healthcare Marketing In the New Health Care Environment ACA March 11, 2014, Online More Contests I Love My Small Business Sweepstakes February 28, 2014, Online Win a $50,000 Marketing Makeover! February 28, 2014, Online Vetpreneur of the Year 2014 March 01, 2014, Online EY's "Ready, Set, Grow" Prize, All-Expenses-Paid Trip to Monaco to Present Your Small Business March 15, 2014, Online Recognition of Android Malware Patterns (RAMP) Competition August 24, 2014, Online This weekly listing of small business events, contests and awards is provided as a community service by Small Business Trends and SmallBizTechnology.