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Small Business Events for You to Check Out

Check out all these small business events and awards.  This curated list of events, contests and awards for small businesses, solo entrepreneurs and growing companies is provided for your benefit. To see a full list or to submit your own event, contest or award listing, visit the Small Business Events Calendar [1].



Featured Events, Contests and Awards

Author Marketing Live! [2]Author Marketing Live! [2]
September 08, 2014, Cleveland, OH

Do you want to write a bestselling book and learn from the most successful authors in the industry? Learn how to build a writing empire, how to write a best-selling book, insider secrets and much, much more from 11 all-star speakers on the topic.
Discount Code
CLE (Use the discount code “CLE” for $49 off when registering.)


Camp GLP (Good Life Project) [3]Camp GLP (Good Life Project) [3]
September 11, 2014, Rock Hill, NY

Camp GLP is one part summer camp and one part small biz accelerator. It is a way for entrepreneurs, makers and aspiring world-shakers to step out of their everyday reality, reconnect with people who are going through similar journeys, rediscover play and nature, experience moments of ease and joy and at the same time get a ton of real business value.

Camp GLP, short for Good Life Project, is a 3-and-a-half-day excursion to Iroquois Springs Camp in Rock Hill, New York. It offers the full summer camp experience for adults, including classes, crafts, and even bunks (though single rooms are also available). Campers have access to more than 20 business workshops covering topics like crowdfunding, visual branding, podcasting, and more.
Discount Code
SBT2014 (10% off if registering before August 16.)


COSE Small Business conference [4]Small Business Convention Presented by COSE [4]
October 22, 2014, Sandusky, OH



The 9th annual Small Business Convention is the premier event for small businesses in the Mid-West. Networking, education and continuing education credits. Produced by Council of Smaller Enterprises.  Also includes the Small Business Pitch Competition, which provides aspiring small business owners the unique opportunity to win $20,000 to get their idea off the ground while learning valuable insight from successful business owners who have discovered their key to success.

Hashtag: #smallbizcon


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