We've got some awesome events you definitely want to be part of. \u00a0Choose one of these events -- or some other event. \u00a0Just get networking, get learning. Check out this\u00a0latest curated list of events, contests and awards for small businesses, solo entrepreneurs and growing companies -- below! And for more,\u00a0visit the Small Business Events Calendar. Featured Events, Contests and Awards COSE 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. Produced by Council of Smaller Enterprises. Hashtag: #smallbizcon Small 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. ICE Retailer Conference October 23, 2014,\u00a0Atlanta, GA Whether You are Selling Goods or Services - You Can Make More Money Selling on the Internet! Maybe you\u2019ve been online for years. OR Maybe you just got started! Let\u2019s 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\u2019re 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\u2019ve been selling on the Internet forever or if you\u2019re just getting started taking your bricks and mortar into cyberspace or you\u2019re 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 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. More Events Launch party for "Accounting for the Numberphobic: A Survival Guide for Small Business Owners" October 07, 2014, New York, NY 3 Psychological Principles behind Human Experience: Create Sustainable Mental-Emotional Wellness and Performance Improvement October 07, 2014, Online HIPAA Enforcement - Focus on Breaches and Random Audits October 07, 2014, Online The International Conference on Information Security and Cyber Forensics (InfoSec 2014) October 08, 2014, Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia OSHA Inspections: Avoiding the Most Common Mistakes October 08, 2014, Online Audits In The Health Care Industry - Getting Ready for an Outside Audit October 08, 2014, Online Be Prepared for a HIPAA Security Audit October 09, 2014, Online Planning the Growth of Your Small Business October 09, 2014, Vienna, Virgina Introduction to Conversion Rate Optimization - with Tim Ash October 10, 2014, Las Vegas, Nevada Glitterfest October 11, 2014, Anaheim, CA, United States Fearless Leadership: Leading & Managing With Confidence October 14, 2014, Charlotte, NC NYC Business & Entrepreneur Grade-A Networking Mixer October 14, 2014, New York City, NY/USA Business & Entrepreneur Grade-A Networking Mixer October 14, 2014, New York City, NY The Anti-Kickback Statute: Paying for Medical Referrals is a Bad Idea October 15, 2014, Online SAP Conference for Enterprise Performance Management October 14, 2014, Chicago, United States Automated Marketing Tools to Convert Prospects into Repeat Clients October 15, 2014, Online Fraud Management in the Finance Industry October 16, 2014, Frankfurt, Germany Social Media Trends, Best Practices and Compliance for Healthcare Professionals October 16, 2014, Miami, United States Metrolina REIA 5th Annual Vendor Fair Expo October 16, 2014, Online This weekly listing of small business events, contests and awards is provided as a community service by Small Business Trends and SmallBizTechnology.