Get Some Face Time at a Business Event Near You






Showing you care about your industry and other small business owners goes a long way toward getting your name out there. Increased visibility can mean staying on customers’ and potential clients’ minds. There are so many opportunities to step outside your office and get some face time at one of the many events happening this week. Check out the events list below and see what’s happening near you. Sometimes just showing up wins the sale.

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. SummitContent 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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SMALLBIZ (Use code SMALLBIZ to save $195!)


New York Scope WeekNew York Scope Week
September 22, 2015, New York, New York

Instantly expose your brand to millions of livestream viewers. This September, the most influential Periscope.TV broadcasters meet in one location to share insights on livestreaming, connecting on social media, metrics, branding and more.


Adobe MaxAdobe Max
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.


Global Small Business ForumGlobal 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?


BizapaloozaBizapalooza
October 28, 2015, Online



Bizapalooza is an online event that begins on October 28, 2015, and brings together the “rock stars” of small business success, entrepreneurial expertise and marketing wisdom, sharing their sought-after insights during this virtual festival — 3 days of Peace, Planning and Profits. Discover the best business building techniques from the world’s leading experts. You’ll rub shoulders with the biggest names and brands in small business marketing, soak up countless tips and new strategies and enjoy extensive networking opportunities all from the comfort of your home, office or local coffee shop. This is a unique opportunity for you to connect face-to-face with the top small business experts while networking with like-minded peers from around the globe.


UnGagged 2015UnGagged 2015
November 9, 2015, Las Vegas, Nevada

UnGagged is a gathering of the smartest, most forward thinking and most courageous SEOs and digital marketers on the planet. For 3 days they get together under one roof, sharing the latest proven techniques. This is an event for technopreneurs, online publishers and SEO professionals. Hear from those who know what they are talking about. No recordings. No pitches. Just pure SEO insights you won’t get anywhere else!

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Debra (20%)




World Business Forum New York 2015World 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.


More Events

More Contests

  • 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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  1. Aira Bongco

    I have to agree about the “Facetime”. You really cannot conduct your business from the background forever. You will need to show up in events and connect with fellow small business owners.

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