It takes money to make money, but securing funding for your small business can be daunting. If you want to learn more about what funding options are available to you and how to get it take a look at this webinar hosted by Biz2Credit. "Money Doesn't Grow on Trees, But Getting a Business Loan is Easier Than You Think" will be taking place July 8, starting at 3PM (EDT). Join in and get answers to some of your business loan questions. 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 Want a Samsung Digital Signage TV for Your Business? We're Giving 2 Away! July 06, 2015, Twitter, Online Is your business\u2019s signage outdated? Is it only capable of telling part of the story about what you have to offer customers? Or maybe a bright eye-catching sign would better convey the products and services you have to offer, and increase sales. If so, your chance to change all that is NOW. Small Business Trends is giving away not one but TWO brand new Samsung SMART Signage TVs. Two lucky winners will soon be transforming their business signage! Webinar: Money Doesn't Grow on Trees, But Getting a Business Loan is Easier Than You Think! July 08, 2015, Online Biz2Credit, the leading online platform for small business funding, will host a webinar - 'Money Doesn't Grow on Trees, But Getting a Business Loan is Easier Than You Think!' on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 from 3:00 - 4:00 PM (EDT). This webinar will focus on the various aspects of securing business funding successfully. Discussion topics will include what do lending institutions look for, besides banks, who are the lenders, all loans are not created equal and more. Expert panelists include Rohit Arora CEO and Co-Founder of Biz2Credit, Anita Campbell Founder and CEO of Small Business Trends and Dawn Fotopulos, Founder of Best Small Biz Help and Associate Professor of Business, The King's College. Moz Con July 13, 2015, Seattle, USA 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. BlogHer July 16, 2015, New York, USA 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 October 03, 2015, Los Angeles, USA 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. Dreamforce October 13, 2015, San Francisco, USA Whether you\u2019re a company of five or a Fortune 500, you\u2019ll 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\u2019s 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, IL 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 City, NY 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. More Events Internet Marketing Freedom Workshop July 06, 2015, San Diego, California The Internet Marketing Freedom Workshop July 06, 2015, San Diego, California Free Webinar: 60 Ways to Build Your Email List July 06, 2015, Online The First Step of Starting a Small Business July 07, 2015, State College, Pennsylvania The Art of Establishing an Internship- Book Launch Workshop July 07, 2015, Honolulu, HI How To Create A Website The Quick & Easy Way July 07, 2015, Online 60 Ways to Grow Your List July 08, 2015, Bellmore, NY Getting Started with Toolkit: A Live, Guided Demonstration of Constant Contact\u2019s Latest Offering July 08, 2015, Bridgewater, NJ World Domination Summit July 09, 2015, Portland, USA South Bay Initiative - The Business Mixers! July 09, 2015, Online South Bay Initiative - The Business Mixers! July 09, 2015, Online Community Summer Cookout and Open House at Innovate New Albany - July July 10, 2015, New Albany, United States Cyber Security - How to fortify your organization July 10, 2015, Online The WOW Event - A Sales & Marketing Event for Passion Driven Entrepreneurs July 11, 2015, Dallas, TX Free Webinar: Email Marketing Best Practices July 13, 2015, Online Business Technology Webinar: What's New in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 July 14, 2015, Online Free Webinar: Getting Started with Email Marketing (Live Demo)inar: Getting Started with Email Marketing (Live Demo) July 14, 2015, Online Linked N Chicago LIVE Event at The Redhead Piano Bar July 14, 2015, Online Making the Case for Effective Mobile Campaigns July 14, 2015, Online The Global Technology Management Conference (GTMC2015) July 15, 2015, Minnesota, USA More Contests CWE\u2019s 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.