Want to continue building your skills and those of your team? \u00a0What about networking with colleagues, peers and potential customers? All right, we know you want to\u00a0get involved and not stay stagnant. \u00a0So we've created this handpicked list of upcoming small business events (online and also in the real world) as well as relevant awards programs. \u00a0So check it out please. 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 Twitter Chat: How You Can Improve Your Signage and Marketing Efforts May 13, 2014, Online Join Anita Campbell, CEO of Small Business Trends along with FedEx on May 13, 2014 at 8pm EST as we discuss the different ways that your small business can improve upon signage and other marketing efforts. We'll also cover the results from the FedEx Office Signs of Success Survey Hashtag: #SMBSignage Webinar: Top U.S. Cities for Small Business Growth May 14, 2014, Online On Wednesday, May 14 at 3:00 PM (EDT) as part of National Small Business Week, Biz2Credit will host a free webinar, TOP U.S. CITIES FOR SMALL BUSINESS GROWTH, which will delve into the best areas of the country to start and expand a company. The webinar will also cover best sources of capital in 2014, and growth strategies for CPAs and their clients. Be sure to join in! 2014 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 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. \u00a0Five\u00a0small business owner winners will be selected from a pool of 25 finalists. The finalists will each receive $1,000. \u00a0The five winners will each receive: \u2022 $25,000 for their business. \u2022 Business mentorship tailored to their specific business needs. \u2022 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 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 Introduction to Appreciative Inquiry: Creating What Will Be May 05, 2014, Las Vegas, NV Alpharetta Business Networking Event May 06, 2014, Alpharetta, GA Indianapolis Business Networking Event May 06, 2014, Indianapolis, IN Saddle Brook Business Networking Event May 07, 2014, Saddle Brook, NJ Pittsburgh Business Networking Event May 07, 2014, Pittsburgh, PA The Politics And Ethics Of Health Care Reform May 08, 2014, Online Mastering Social Relations May 08, 2014, New York , NY Schaumburg Business Networking Event May 08, 2014, Schamuburg, IL St. Louis Business Networking Event May 08, 2014, St. Louis, MO SUMTech 2014 - An Accounting Technology Panel May 08, 2014, New York, NY The Power of Authenticity: A Networking Event May 08, 2014, Chicago, IL Niagara Falls Business Networking Event for May May 09, 2014, Niagara Falls, NY eMetrics Summit Toronto 2014 May 12, 2014, Toronto, ON, Canada Predictive Analytics World Toronto 2014 May 12, 2014, Toronto, ON, Canada HIPAA - Significant Changes Required by the Final Omnibus Rules May 13, 2014, Online HIPAA Enforcement and Portable Devices Today: Are you ready to Handle iPads, Smart Phones, and HHS Auditors May 13, 2014, Online Newton Business Networking Event May 13, 2014, Newton, MA Charlotte Business Networking Event May 13, 2014, Charlotte, NC Post-Trade Forum 2014 May 14, 2014, Frankfurt, Germany 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.