If you haven’t taken the time to see what business events are happening near you, now’s a good time to start. There are so many opportunities to get involved and meet other like-minded business owners and entrepreneurs. Get outside your comfort zone and maybe try attending an event you have never considered before. You never know what you will learn or who you might have a chance to network with.
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
Content Inc. Summit
September 11, 2015, Cleveland, Ohio
Are you an entrepreneur looking to get more out of your marketing or to drive innovation in your industry? Then you’ll want to check out the Content Inc. Summit, a one-of-a-kind, day-long workshop happening in Cleveland on Friday, September 11, 2015 following Content Marketing World 2015. Exclusive Small Business Trends $195 member discount available to the Content Inc. Summit.
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October 3, 2015, Los Angeles, California
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.
October 13, 2015, San Francisco, California
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.
Global Small Business Forum
October 23, 2015, Chicago, Illinois
The Global Small Business Forum 2015 held in Chicago will help entrepreneurs and small business owners export successfully and network with their peers. It will answer such questions as: What’s the best way to ship goods? How will I get paid? Do I need a license? Should I sell direct or indirect? Does my business have what it takes to sell in China?
World Business Forum New York 2015
November 12, 2015, New York, New York
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.
- Austin Networking Event with Mandela Washington Fellows
July 26, 2015, Austin, United States
- Sage Summit 2015
July 27, 2015, New Orleans, Louisiana
- Free Webinar: Social Media Timesavers
July 27, 2015, Online
- Best Practices in Email Marketing
July 27, 2015, North Kingstown, Rhode Island
- Free Webinar: Nonprofits: Build Your Outreach Toolkit
July 28, 2015, Online
- Get Motivated! Los Angeles
July 28, 2015, Los Angeles, California
- Networking Mixer & Mini BizExpo
July 28, 2015, New Rochelle, New York
- Albany, NY Cash Flow 101
July 28, 2015, Albany, New York
- Bridal Business Blender – San Francisco
July 29, 2015, Online
- Summer School! Fine tune your marketing to get ready for Fall!
July 29, 2015, Westbury, New York
- Global Business Services Executive Roundtable 2015
July 30, 2015, Online
- Results Now International – Charleston
July 30, 2015, Charleston, South Carolina
- The Power of One Leadership Conference 2015
July 30, 2015, Atlanta, Georgia
- 5 Ways To Massive Profits In Any Business
July 30, 2015, Elm Grove, Wisconsin
- Podcast Movement
July 31, 2015, Fort Worth, Texas
- Mastermind Business Series for Women
August 1, 2015, Douglasville, Virginia
- Affiliate Summit East
August 2, 2015, New York, New York
- LACE 101 LOOK & LEARN SEMINAR
August02, 2015, Gambrills, Maryland
- CWE’s 2015 Women-Owned Business Challenge (a New England Pitch Competition)
August 14, 2015, Online
- NASE Growth Grant Awards
December 10, 2015, Online
This weekly listing of small business events, contests and awards is provided as a community service by Small Business Trends and SmallBizTechnology.
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I’m interested in Social Media Timesavers because it is hard to manage things on social media without really consuming much time. Business owners usually outsource this part just because it is too time consuming.