Work ON Your Business Not Just IN It – Keep Learning at These Events

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You’ve surely heard of the old saying:  too busy working IN your business to work ON your business.  Don’t let that be you or your team.  Set aside some time to work ON your business, by attending a conference, webinar or other event.

Skills can atrophy if you don’t exercise them.  Be sure to keep your business skills sharp, and stay up to date on the latest developments in your industry.

And while you’re at it, check out the contests and awards listed below.  All are hand chosen to appeal to your needs as a small business owner, manager or entrepreneur.

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

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

  • DREAM BIG Small Business of the Year Award
    February 03, 2014, Online
  • Fedex $50,000 Small Business Grant Contest
    February 09, 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.


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.

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  1. One excellent way to reach our business’s full potential is to work on ourselves first. Following Brian Tracy’s advise on investing about 10% of profit on skill development is something we hope to commit to. It makes sense that investing in ourselves first will eventually lead us to reaping more profits in the future.

    • That’s true. You cannot be merely contented with just being stagnant especially if it concerns your skills. The business landscape will forever be changing so it is very important to get on top of things by always investing on training.