COSE Small Business Convention, ICE Retailer, More Events

October is a busy time for events.

This week, the premier small business convention of the Midwest, produced by the Council of Smaller Enterprises, is taking place in Ohio.  ICE Retailer, with awesome insights and pointers for online sellers, and produced by thought leader John Lawson and his company (Colder ICE Media), takes place in Atlanta.  Ascend Digital, produced by AWeber email communications, takes place this week in Philadelphia.

If that’s not enough to get you excited — there are two combined events in New York not to miss.

The Small Business Summit, now in its 9th year and produced by Ramon Ray and SmallBizTechnology, has an educational and inspiring lineup.  This takes place in Manhattan, at the gorgeous renovated CUNY Graduate Center, just one  block from the Empire State Building.

And the Small Business Influencer Awards Gala is co-located with the Summit.  The Awards Gala takes place in the evening, where we will be recognizing the winners.  The Small Business Influencer Awards Gala is a co-production of and Small Business Trends. This is a stellar networking event, and all are invited!

More about these exciting events — and others for the month of October 2014 — appears below.

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

COSE Small Business Convention 2014COSE Small Business Convention 2014
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 are all provided. Produced by Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE).

Hashtag: #smallbizcon

Small Business SummitSmall Business Summit
October 22, 2014, New York, NY

The 9th Annual Small Business Summit Takes place in New York City at the CUNY Graduate Center.

The Summit is an oasis where small business owners and entrepreneurs have a unique experience where they can learn and network.  The Small Business Summit is the only Summit of its kind – BY small businesses and FOR small businesses.

Also stay for the Small Business Influencer Awards Gala, immediately following on the evening of October 22.  Be in the same room with key small business influencers. Co-founders Anita Campbell and Ramon Ray will be in attendance.  Hashtag: #SMBinfluencer

ICE Retailer ConferenceICE Retailer Conference
October 23, 2014, Atlanta, GA

Whether You are Selling Goods or Services – You Can Make More Money Selling on the Internet!

Maybe you’ve been online for years. OR Maybe you just got started! Let’s face it! The best way to learn how to do something is to talk with people who are already doing it successfully! YOU need to get together with people who are making MILLIONS at doing what you want to do and let them give you their secrets of how they’re DOING IT!

10 Masterminds: Network live and connect directly with nine of the best minds in eCommerce, Internet Marketing, Promotions, SEO, Web Development, Conversion and eBusiness today.

Whether you’ve been selling on the Internet forever or if you’re just getting started taking your bricks and mortar into cyberspace or you’re just about to launch your first ebusiness venture, you want to have the best people giving you the best and latest information out there to help you get the biggest bang for your buck! Hosted by John Lawson, Colder ICE Media.

Hashtag: #ICERetailer

Ascend Digital Marketing Summit by AWeberAscend Digital Marketing Summit by AWeber
October 23, 2014, Philadelphia, PA

ASCEND is a two-day marketing summit hosted by AWeber Communications. Speakers include Ann Handley, Marcus Sheridan and other online marketing experts. Topics include: email marketing and deliverability, advanced content marketing, conversion optimization, affiliate marketing, SEO, and social media marketing. AWeber customers will also have the opportunity to consult with AWeber experts and solutions team members to enhance their email marketing efforts.

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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. Such an exciting month. But it will also be a month full of knowledge for small business owners. I think that’s great.