You Know You Want to Hone Your Skills – Attend One of These Events

Welcome to our latest curated list of events, contests and awards for small businesses, solo entrepreneurs and growing companies. 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

Add Rewards Automation to Your Customer Feedback ProgramAdd Rewards Automation to Your Customer Feedback Program
May 28, 2014, Online

Learn how rewards automation can get more responses to your customer feedback or market research surveys. And we’ll show you how it works by giving away a $100 gift card! Best practices, most effective rewards and more – join us!

2014 Stratus Awards for Cloud Companies2014 Stratus Awards for Cloud Companies
June 02, 2014, Online

Are you using the cloud, helping to accelerate the development and adoption of cloud services? The Stratus Awards recognize companies of all sizes in various categories for their performance, innovation and results. Request Your Entry Kit Now!

Wells Fargo Works ProjectWells Fargo Works Project
June 30, 2014, Online

The Wells Fargo Works Project is a video or essay contest specifically for small business owners in the United States. To enter for a chance to win, tell your business story. Five small business owner winners will be selected from a pool of 25 finalists. The finalists will each receive $1,000. The five winners will each receive:

– $25,000 for their business.
– Business mentorship tailored to their specific business needs.
– A $5,000 donation in their name made by Wells Fargo to a local eligible non-profit organization in their community.

Wells Fargo is a sponsor of Small Business Trends’ CEO Anita Campbell.

Hashtag: #WellsFargoWorks

Bizapalooza 2014:  Planning and ProfitsBizapalooza 2014: Planning and Profits
July 09, 2014, Online

Bizapalooza gives you a unique opportunity to connect with industry pros who really want to see you do more with your small business. Come as you are to this virtual small-business festival, then walk away with a fresh perspective, loads of free resources, plus practical solutions to fix what’s holding you back. FREE – and with freebie resources. Sponsors needed, too!
Hashtag: #Bizapalooza

More Events

More Contests

  • Drive Your Business Forward Contest Hosted by Mercedes & Fast Company
    May 31, 2014, Online
  • The OFM Work Inside, Work Outside Giveaway
    May 31, 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. I really like the title: Wisdom, Wine and Cheese. It’s catchy. Actually made me click on the link to find out more about it. If I was in Chicago, I’d be tempted to attend. Reasonably priced entry too.

    • Me too. Being a foodie myself, I am always tempted to click on links that had that title. It’s a pretty interesting event if you’ll ask me. Unfortunately, I cannot attend it. Oh well… Just have to go with online events then.

      • It would actually be an idea for them to also make it an online event in the future if they could and had the resources to. I’d tune in. There’s obviously the matter of the wine and cheese not being available for anyone who’d tune in online, but then again that person could buy their own wine & cheese while viewing the event online. 🙂