Some businesses follow all the rules and play it safe. And others take risks and make their own rules.
If your business fits into the latter category, you might be interested in the upcoming Rule Breaker Awards. The annual event takes place on October 24 in Scottsdale, Ariz. And the deadline for applications and nominations is June 30.
If you’re interested in applying or learning more about the event. You can check out the Featured Events section for more.
And the Rule Breaker Award event isn’t the only one of interest to small businesses in the coming months. Check out even more opportunities in the list 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
Twitter Chat: “Voices of Small Business: How Business Owners are Confronting Today’s Challenges”
June 21, 2017, Online, Twitter
Join us on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 7:00 pm ET under the hashtag #MetLifeSmallBiz to explore how small business owners are navigating the current economic climate as well as their outlook on hiring and future business conditions. Spotlight findings will be shared by Anita Campbell, CEO of Small Business Trends (@SmallBizTrends), and MetLife (@MetLife) from the new MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index, including commentary from real business owners. Join in the discussion to receive actionable insights that will help you manage your businesses for success.
Twitter Chat: “Get Inspired in Your Business”
June 28, 2017, Online, Twitter
Are you ready for the Microsoft Inspire event? The company’s annual partner conference is only a couple weeks away! Join Anita Campbell, CEO of Small Business Trends, and Small Business expert Gene Marks on June 28, 2017 at 3pm ET (12pm PT) under the hashtag #MSBizTips for a preview of what’s coming down the pipeline for small businesses from Microsoft, and discover what you can expect to learn from the conference.
Rule Breaker Awards 2017
June 30, 2017, Online
Entrepreneurs don’t play by the rules. Why should you be judged by them? The Rule Breaker Awards will honor and celebrate those entrepreneurs who have succeeded by doing it their way. Some have created whole new industries; others have revolutionized industries that have existed for hundreds of years. Nominations end June 30, 2017. Nominate an entrepreneur today!
Rule Breaker Awards Ceremony
October 24, 2017, Scottsdale, Ariz.
On October 24, 2017 at the Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona, the Rule Breaker Awards will honor and celebrate those entrepreneurs who have succeeded by doing it their way in a ceremony featuring the Rule Breaker of the Year and Rule Breaker Award winners.
Sales World 2017
November 08, 2017, Online
Sales World 2017 takes place November 8th to 9th, 2017, Online; Live and On Demand. It is the largest Sales Industry Event in the World and will be attended by over 10,000 Sales Professionals. It’s the one sales event you can’t afford to miss!
DIGIMARCON WORLD 2017 – Digital Marketing Conference
November 14, 2017, Online
DIGIMARCON WORLD 2017 Digital Marketing Conference takes place November 14th to 16th, 2017. Whether your goal is to reinforce customer loyalty, improve lead generation, increase sales, or drive stronger consumer engagement, DIGIMARCON WORLD 2017’s agenda will help attendees enhance their marketing efforts. Sessions will focus on building traffic, expanding brand awareness, improving customer service and gaining insight into today’s latest digital tools.
- Better by 10x – Accelerate Revenue by Simplifying Partner Data Exchange
June 06, 2017, Online
- Utilizing User Experience To Solve Pain Points in Our Lives
June 06, 2017, Chicago, Ill.
- ASAP Tech Partner Forum
June 07, 2017, Santa Clara, Calif.
- OEB MidSummit
June 08, 2017, Reykjavik , Iceland
- Foundations in Competitive Intelligence Boot Camp
June 08, 2017, Washington, D.C.
- 2017 The16th China International Consumer Goods Fair
June 09, 2017, Ningbo, China
- SuperReturn US East
June 12, 2017, Boston, Mass.
- TECHSPO LA
June 13, 2017, Online
- Masters of Brand Activation 2017
June 13, 2017, New York, N.Y.
- DIGIMARCON WEST 2017 – Digital Marketing Conference
June 14, 2017, Santa Monica, Fla.
- Sales Summit West 2017
June 14, 2017, Online
- Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition
June 14, 2017, New York, N.Y.
- Startup Grind Eastside Hosts Dan Levitan Founder (Maveron)
June 14, 2017, Bellevue, Wash.
- Beyond the Map: Making Journey Mapping Work for You
June 14, 2017, New York City, N.Y.
- The Corporate Social Media Summit, New York 2017
June 15, 2017, New York, N.Y.
- OPIC Expanding Horizons: A Workshop for Small Businesses Entering Emerging Markets
June 16, 2017, New York , N.Y.
- IMA’s Annual Conference and Expo (ACE) 2017
June 17, 2017, Denver, Colo.
- Predictive Analytics World Business Chicago 2017
June 19, 2017, Chicago, Ill.
- eMetrics Summit in Chicago
June 19, 2017, Chicago, Ill.
- 30th Annual Marine Money Week
June 19, 2017, New York, N.Y.
- Small Business Expo 2017 – Houston
October 19, 2017, Online
- Sustainable Brands’17
November 30, 2017, Multiple Cities
This weekly listing of small business events, contests and awards is provided as a community service by Small Business Trends.
Image Credit: Barry Moltz
(left to right) Back: Adam Schulte, Mike Michalowicz, Todd Palmer, Mary-Lynn Foster, Douglas Jackson, Rosalie Michaels. Front: Nigel Bennett, Jody Harris, Barry Moltz, Rieva Lesonsky