The Marketing, Myths, and Magic — Demystifying the Marketing Pipeline event tops the list happening Tuesday, March 3. This is a chance to learn your marketing strengths and get tips to become better at what you do. It’s just one of the many events packing the March calendar.
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Featured Events, Contests and Awards
Marketing, Myths, and Magic—Demystifying the Marketing Pipeline 
March 3, 2015, New York City, N.Y.
You’ve fallen for some big Marketing Myths like “If you tweet it, they will buy”. Come learn the truth behind marketing and create a pipeline that works. #MarketingMythsBUSTED
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SXSW Interactive 
March 13, 2015, Austin, Texas
South by Southwest (SXSW) is a set of film, interactive, and music festivals and conferences that take place early each year in mid-March in Austin, Texas, United States. The event is broken into three events beginning with SXSW Interactive on March 13–17. And then the Film portion on March 13–21 and it ends with the Music portion on March 17–22.
AM DAYS Affiliate Management Days Conference 
March 30, 2015, San Francisco, Calif.
The Affiliate Management Days San Francisco 2015 conference is an event for marketing managers and those responsible for their company’s affiliate marketing strategy, management and operations. Whether you have an existing affiliate program or you’re creating a new initiative, AM Days provides insight into how others are successfully implementing and managing their affiliate programs. Receive 10% off a full conference registration with the discount code: SBIZSF15!
March 30, 2015, Phoenix, Ariz.
ICON is the signature small business event of Infusionsoft, for its customers, partners and in general, for passionate entrepreneurs, small business owners and industry experts to gather for three days of networking, education and inspiration. Over 4,000 are expected to attend in 2015.
Moz Con 
July 13, 2015, Seattle, Wash.
Not your average stuffy networking event, MozCon features three days of forward-thinking, actionable sessions in SEO, social media, community building, content marketing, brand development, CRO, the mobile landscape, analytics, and more. MozCon speakers share advanced advice on everything from building a loyal community to making data-driven decisions in your marketing.
July 16, 2015, New York, N.Y.
A conference celebrating women who blog. The mission is to create opportunities for women in social media to gain community, education, exposure and economic empowerment. The event will be co-hosted along with SheKnows Media in New York City at the New York Hilton.
Adobe Max 
Oct. 3, 2015, Los Angeles, Calif.
MAX provides strictly unplugged, old-school inspiration with a mix of people from creative leaders, designers, broadcast and video pros, tech and business strategists, photographers, and more. This shared energy and passion sparks new ideas, drives new partnerships, and breaks new ground every year. MAX attracts inspirational and iconic speakers that share their personal stories. GRAMMY-award winning band Kings of Leon will be there and you can connect with 5,000 other creatives at daily social events.
Oct. 13, 2015, San Francisco, Calif.
Whether you’re a company of five or a Fortune 500, you’ll learn a lot of innovative ways to improve your business at Dreamforce. With over 1,400 sessions and thousands of live solutions from the world’s largest cloud ecosystem, Dreamforce has tailored content specific to your business size and type, for any role in your company.
World Business Forum New York 2015 
Nov. 12, 2015, New York City, N.Y.
In 2015 the World Business Forum will present two days of powerful stories; of individuals who face shocks – both personal and organizational – and who use those shocks to achieve the extraordinary. Speakers include Sir Richard Branson, Jim Collins, a former faculty member at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Walter Isaacson, once the 14th editor of TIME magazine in 1996 and named Chairman and CEO of CNN in 2001, Adam Grant, author of the New York Times bestseller Give and Take and Herminia Ibarra, Professor of Leadership and Learning and Professor of Organizational Behavior at INSEAD.
- Boost Your Income
March 2, 2015, Toronto, Canada
- Problogger and Olympus Workshop 
March 3, 2015, Brisbane, Australia
- Leads Con 
March 3, 2015, Las Vegas, Nev.
- SMX West 
March 3, 2015, San Jose, Calif.
- Busting Through Your Lid
March 3, 2015, New York, N.Y.
- Designing and Using KPIs and Performance Dashboards
March 3, 2015, Online
- Ten Legal Tips for Small Business Success 
March 3, 2015, Chicago, Ill.
- 9th Annual Celebration of Success 
March 4, 2015, Minneapolis, Minn.
- How to Write Copy to Boost Clicks, Signups + Sales 
March 5, 2015, San Francisco, Calif.
- The More Money, More Life Tour is Coming to NYC – Don’t Miss It 
March 7, 2015, New York City, N.Y.
- Business Explosion Bootcamp 
March 7, 2015, New York, N.Y.
- 2015 Catersource and Event Solutions Conference 
March 8, 2015, Las Vegas, Nev.
- 19th Annual North American Shared Services and Outsourcing Week 
March 9, 2015, Orlando, Fla.
- Adobe Summit 2015 
March 9, 2015, Salt Lake City, Utah
- 12th Annual Executive Coaching 
March 10, 2015, New York, N.Y.
- Problogger and Olympus Workshop 2 
March 10, 2015, Sydney, Australia
- Payroll Record Keeping
March 10, 2015, Online
- Free or Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ): No duty paid until your goods leave the FTZ
March 11, 2015, Online
- Woman Warrior Wednesdays: Accessing Resources for Female Veterans
March 11, 2015, Chicago, Ill.
- Business After Hours Networking Mixer (Yonkers, NY) 
March 11, 2015, Yonkers, N.Y.
- Face the Future – Spark Tank
May 4, 2015, Albuquerque, N.M.
- The Next Big SMB Marketing Makeover. 
June 1, 2015, Online
- NASE Growth Grant Awards 
December 10, 2015, Online
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