Los Angeles and Atlanta are the big destinations this August.
First, the #BlogHer16 Conference brings plenty of Hollywood star power. Just look below.
Headliners will include music legend Sheryl Crow, TV actresses Mayim Bialik and Sarah Michelle Gellar and comedian Aisha Tyler.
Then it’s onto the city of Atlanta for the Small Business Market Expo & Job Fair. You’ll be able to connect with small businesses like your own, market yourself and tap into an incredible network.
Do you know of any other big events coming in August of interest to the small business community? Please let us know.
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
#BlogHer16 Conference 
August 04, 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.
VIP (25% off)
Content Marketing World 2016 
September 06, 2016, Cleveland, Ohio
Content Marketing World is the one event where you can learn and network with the best and the brightest in the content marketing industry. You will leave with all the materials you need to take a content marketing strategy back to your team – and – to implement a content marketing plan that will grow your business and inspire your audience.
TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2016 
September 12, 2016, San Francisco, Calif.
TechCrunch Disrupt is the world’s leading authority in debuting revolutionary startups, introducing game-changing technologies and discussing what’s top of mind for the tech industry’s key innovators. Disrupt gathers the best and brightest entrepreneurs, investors, hackers, and tech fans for on-stage interviews, the Startup Battlefield competition, a 24-hour Hackathon, Startup Alley, Hardware Alley, and After Parties.
September 12, 2016, Seattle, Wash.
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 next-level advice on everything from building a loyal community to making data-driven decisions in your marketing.
Leadpages’ Converted 2016 
October 18, 2016, Minneapolis, Minn.
Converted 2016 will be an immersive experience taking place over two action-packed days in Minneapolis. We’ll share data-driven, practical tactics that will make a difference in the way you grow your business.
Lean Startup Conference 
October 31, 2016, San Francisco, Calif.
A gathering of thousands of thought leaders at Pier 27 for a week of keynote talks, interactive workshops, speed mentoring, industry dinners, bootcamps, and startup tours at the scenic edge of San Francisco. The conference unites intrapreneurs and entrepreneurs from government agencies, international conglomerates, boot-strapped startups, and civic organizations in their mission to create radical change in their industries.
- WASHINGTON DC BLOCKCHAIN CONFERENCE 2016 
August 02, 2016, Washington, DC
- WordPress Website Training Evening Courses 
August 02, 2016, Doral, Fla.
- Future Megatrends and What they Mean for You and Your Business 
August 04, 2016, Mascot, Australia
- SevenAtoms Event: AMP Your SEO with These Advanced Techniques 
August 06, 2016, San Francisco, Calif.
- Speed Networking at the Speed of Business 
August 09, 2016, Miami, Fla.
- Small Business Expo 2016 -Seattle 
August 11, 2016, Seattle, Wash.
- Be the Boss, An Exploration into Career Alternatives 
August 11, 2016, Walnut Creek, Calif.
- BUSINESS & CROWDFUND EXPO BY EVERYBODY IN HOUSTON 
August 13, 2016, Houston, Texas
- Digital Marketing Bootcamp
August 16, 2016, Chicago, Ill.
- Payment Processing and A/R Automation for Dynamics GP w/Nodus 
August 16, 2016, Online
- NYC BLOCKCHAIN CONFERENCE 2016 
August 17, 2016, New York, N.Y.
- Culture Summit 
August 18, 2016, San Francisco, Calif.
- HR TechXpo 
August 19, 2016, San Francisco, Calif.
- Learn how to assess your company’s culture 
August 19, 2016, Online
- 6th Annual International Conference on Business Strategy and Asian Economic Transformation (BizStrategy 2016) 
August 22, 2016, Singapore
- 2016 4th Annual Inclusion Summit 
August 22, 2016, Online
- Big Data – Bigger, Faster, Cloudier
August 23, 2016, Manila, Philippines
- NYC Business & Entrepreneur Networking Mixer 
August 23, 2016, Online
- The Ultimate Small Business Leadership Conference
September 21, 2016, San Diego, Calif.
- 15th Annual Chicago Innovation Awards 
October 25, 2016, Chicago, Ill.
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