You Know You Need to Check Out These Contests and Events!

We’ve got another awesome list of contests and events to enrich you and your team, and your business.  This list of events, contests and awards for small businesses, solo entrepreneurs and growing companies was curated just for you. Check them out below!

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

Get embed with us! Surveys & forms on YOUR site!Get embed with us! Surveys & forms on YOUR site!
March 18, 2014, Online

Adding a survey or form to your site has never been easier!
Strengthen your brand, bring traffic back to YOUR website (or keep them there longer), and more!

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Brother Back to Business ContestBrother “Back to Business” Contest on BizSugar
March 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. You will also get visibility on and its sister site, Small Business Trends.  Entry is FREE – enter here.

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

15 Days of GiveawaysSmallBizLady’s 15 Days of Giveaways
March 25, 2014, Online

SmallBizLady’s 15 Days of Giveaways will take place March 5th through 25th, 2014 on Twitter and her Facebook fan page. To enter the contest participants must sign up for Melinda Emerson’s email list. Each day an email will come out with a description of that day’s giveaway and a special message that must be posted in social media on Twitter or her Facebook fan page using the hashtag #15DaysofGiveAways. The Contest will take place on business days between Noon and 6pm EST. One winner will be selected at random each day.

Small Business Book Awards 2014Small Business Book Awards 2014
April 11, 2014, Online

The Small Business Book Awards honor the best business books published in 2013, and book resources (such as cover design, copy editing and more). No fee required. Get the recognition your book or resource deserves. Nominate now through April 30, 2014!

Hashtag: #BizBookAwards

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

  • eMetrics Summit San Francisco 2014
    March 16, 2014, Online
  • Predictive Analytics World San Francisco 2014
    March 16, 2014, Online
  • Conversion Conference West 2014 San Francisco
    March 17, 2014, San Francisco, CA
  • Innovate 2014
    March 17, 2014, Santa Monica, California
  • Text Analytics World San Francisco 2014
    March 17, 2014, Online
  • Mastering the HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules
    March 17, 2014, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • International Conference on E-Technologies and Business on the Web
    March 18, 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Second International Conference on Green Computing, Technology and Innovation
    March 18, 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • International Conference on Technological Advances in Electrical, Electronics and Computer Engineering
    March 18, 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Don’t Throw Your Money Away Any More: Advertising that Works
    March 18, 2014, Fredericksburg, VA
  • Computer Security and Digital Investigation (ComSec2014)
    March 18, 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Take Your Business to the Next Level
    March 19, 2014, Alexandria, VA
  • The Augmented Self From Gucci to Google: Wearable technology
    March 19, 2014, Seattle , WA
  • Private Company Boards: Good Governance without Government
    March 20, 2014, Hackensack, NJ
  • Virtual Teams and Exceptional Performance
    March 20, 2014, Online
  • Developing Your Brand Strategy
    March 20, 2014, Elmsford, NY
  • New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW)
    March 22, 2014, New Orleans, LA
  • 2014 Female Entrepreneur Lecture
    March 24, 2014, New Jersey, NJ
  • Access to Capital: Money to Mainstreet
    March 26, 2014, Phoenix, AZ

More Contests

  • 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.

2 Reactions
  1. You really can learn a lot from affiliate management days. You don’t even need to work in an online or affiliate industry in order to get this to work. That’s because the concepts that you can learn can be applied to learning marketing in general.

  2. SmallBizLady’s 15 Days of Giveaways caught my eye. Going to check it out – see what’s on offer. The 2014 Female Entrepreneur Lecture also looks good, but I’m too far away for that.