Awesome Contests and Events – What Are You Waiting For?

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

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 ProfitsMarketing Makeover $25,000 From CBS Local
June 30, 2014, Online

Would you like a Marketing Makeover, to the tune of $25,000? Enter for a chance at this awesome prize package valued at $25,000 in products and services! The winner will get a streaming ad for CBS Local’s online radio station; display ads; search optimization services; Constant Contact Toolkit; and expert advice and a marketing plan. Just tell your story and why you deserve a marketing makeover. Open to U.S. small businesses. See rules, and enter today!

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

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    June 23, 2014, Portland, OR
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    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. Interested in the 16th Annual Early Childhood Education Entrepreneurship Expo that is happening this month. Though I cannot see the page because of a failed redirect, it is actually quite interesting. Is this about grooming children to become entrepreneurs?

  2. I like the Wells Fargo Work Project. I also like that part of the award to the winners is a charitable donation (and that it’s made to a local organisation.)