In case you thought the summer months would be slow, as far as small business events are concerned, just look at the events calendar below. Three new featured events added since last week should help keep your summer calendar filled through June, July, and August.
Those events include America’s Small Business Summit 2016 from June 13-15 in Washington, D.C. The event will include a chance to hear from business and policy experts in the nation’s capital — as well as do a fair amount of networking.
Then it’s on to Chicago for Sage Summit 2016. More details on this event in July and the Los Angeles BlogHer16 Conference in August can be found below. 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
DREAM BIG Small Business of the Year Award
June 14, 2016, Washington, D.C.
The DREAM BIG Small Business of the Year Award, sponsored by Sam’s Club®, celebrates the success of small business and honors its contributions to America’s economic growth. The Small Business of the Year, 7 regional finalists, and 100 Blue Ribbon winners will be honored on June 14 during America’s Small Business Summit in Washington, D.C. There are two ways to participate: 1. Nominate a local small business that’s making a big impact in its community. 2. Apply directly if you are a small business that’s committed to your community, employees, and customers.
America’s Small Business Summit 2016
June 13, 2016, Washington, D.C.
Join more than 800 business owners and chamber executives from across the country in Washington D.C. on June 13-15, 2016 to network, hear from business and policy experts, and tell Congress what your business needs to succeed. The action packed event will feature high caliber keynotes, small group breakout sessions, and a variety of networking opportunities.
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Sage Summit 2016
July 25, 2016, Chicago, Ill.
Sage Summit is a one-of-a-kind learning, training, and networking event. Hear from celebrity speakers and dynamic thought leaders. Get hands-on product training and one-on-one mentoring. Then rock out to The Killers! Hear from keynote speaker Sir Richard Branson, a man who has created a magnetic brand umbrella that powers the success of his many businesses with a thoughtful mix of adventure, philanthropy, irreverence and entrepreneurship. In a passion-filled keynote address he joins Sage CEO Stephen Kelly, another serial entrepreneur and champion of small businesses everywhere.
August 4, 2016, Los Angeles, Calif.
Join an exhilarating mix of content creators, social media stars, entrepreneurs, top brands, activists and fans at #BlogHer16! You’ll experience inspiring keynotes, up-to-the-minute educational tracks, and of course, fabulous opportunities to network with YOUR community!
Small Business Market Expo & Job Fair
August 27, 2016, Atlanta, Ga.
Don’t miss the opportunity to connect with small businesses, market your organization and tap into a network of entrepreneurs, service providers, financial organizations, business coaches, and franchises.
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- 6th Annual Corporate Universities & Corporate Learning Summit
June 7, 2016, Online
- Get Motivated! Columbus
June 7, 2016, Columbus, Ohio
- WordPress Training Evening Course Live in Miami – Classes Start June 7th
June 7, 2016, Doral, Fla.
- Funds Transfer Pricing – New York
June 8, 2016, New York, N.Y.
- Your Key to Entrepreneurship: Buying a Franchise
June 8, 2016, San Jose, Calif.
- Save The Date! NAFE San Antonio Mixer!
June 8, 2016, San Antonio, Texas
- Suspension and Debarment Pitfalls Live Panel Discussion
June 8, 2016, Washington, D.C.
- Small Business Expo 2016 – New York
June 9, 2016, New York, N.Y.
- Get Motivated! Cincinnati
June 9, 2016, Covington, Kentucky
June 9, 2016, Ninbo, China
- Transforming the Future – IoT, 3D Printing, & Robotics
June 9, 2016, Santa Clara, Calif.
- TECHSPO Santa Monica
June 13, 2016, Santa Monica, Calif.
- America’s Small Business Summit
June 13, 2016, Washington, D.C.
- Collaborative Overload: The New Burnout Factor
June 14, 2016, Online
- Career Nights: Build Careers Worth Having in San Diego
June 14, 2016, San Diego, Calif.
- DIGIMARCON WEST 2016 – Digital Marketing Conference
June 15, 2016, Santa Monica, Calif.
- Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition
June 15, 2016, New York, N.Y.
- SunDown RunDown Business Pitch Event Series Mansfield – June
June 15, 2016, Mansfield, Ohio
- ZipRecruiter Small Business Awards
June 10, 2016, Online
- Chicago Innovation Awards UN-GALA 2016
June 23, 2016, Chicago, Ill.
- The Ultimate Small Business Leadership Conference
September 23, 2016, San Diego, Calif.
- 15th Annual Chicago Innovation Awards
October 25, 2016, Chicago, Ill.
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