Does your small business breakroom need a makeover?
The breakroom serves as an important resting spot in any office. But some spaces tend to get stale and just serve as an extension of the fluorescent-lit cubicle maze where your employees spend the rest of their days plugging away at important business tasks.
So Staples is hosting a contest to encourage businesses to refresh those spaces. The winner can earn a $50,000 ultimate breakroom makeover.
Learn about the Staples Breakroom Makeover Contest and other small business events in the Featured Events section. Then check out even more upcoming 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
Staples Breakroom Makeover Contest
August 31, 2017, Online
Win a $50,000 Ultimate Breakroom Makeover for your office!
The breakroom in any office serves as a place to refuel, boost productivity, attract & retain top talent, and gather away from desks & conference rooms. Is your current breakroom lacking and in a need of an upgrade? If so, enter and you could win a breakroom for your office that will help your employees recharge, refresh, and be more productive.
Slack Frontiers 
September 12, 2017, San Francisco, Calif.
Finding better ways for teams to work together is one of the biggest challenges facing every company and industry. That’s why Slack is introducing Frontiers on September 12 – 13, Pier 27, San Francisco. Slack Frontiers is a two–day conference that brings together leading thinkers, Slack customers, developers, and partners to explore how the nature of teamwork is changing. Be among the first to hear about Slack’s newest products, learn how Slack improves work and workflow, and hear from customers about the ways their organizations are evolving.
Influencer Marketing Days 
September 25, 2017, New York, N.Y.
Influencer Marketing Days is a forum rich in professional development and laser-focused networking opportunities. Whether you are a marketer involved in PR or integrated marketing, community development or social media management, or an influencer looking to leverage the power of influencer marketing, this conference is for you! It is the must-attend event both for marketers responsible for their company’s influencer marketing campaigns, and for influencers looking to optimize monetization of their clout. Whether you already run influencer marketing campaigns or you’re investigating ways to leverage this powerful type of marketing, Influencer Marketing Days will equip, educate, and inspire you to make the most of your efforts.
October 04, 2017, Santa Barbara, Calif.
ONTRApalooza is a three-day conference for entrepreneurs, marketers and business leaders packed to the brim with hands-on workshops, in-depth software sessions, and inspiring keynotes from leading experts. Join in on Oct. 4 – 6, 2017 to learn the strategies that are getting results now. Leave prepared to make a bigger impact.
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.
October 23, 2017, Scottsdale, Ariz.
At NextCon, you’ll gain:
– Proven techniques to garner higher customer satisfaction.
– Insider strategies from leading experts to help you provide amazing customer service.
– Methods of engaging your employees to better deliver on your customer experience.
– Hands-on training with Nextiva’s technology and products so you can take advantage of tools you already have, or learn about new ones.
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.
- Marketing & PR Office Hours with Alipes & Metis Communications
August 22, 2017, Boston, Mass.
- Email Marketing with Social Media for Business Workshop August 22nd 
August 22, 2017, Doral, Fla.
- August: Plan With Me Workshop
August 23, 2017, Seattle, Wash.
- Business After Hours Networking Event (White Plains, NY) 
August 23, 2017, Online
- Business Networking for Professional Success 
August 23, 2017, New York City, N.Y.
- Business Networking for Professional Success
August 23, 2017, New York, N.Y.
- Creating a Social Media Policy for Your Law Firm and Clients 8/24 
August 24, 2017, San Francisco, Calif.
- GABA Rising Stars 
August 24, 2017, Woodside, Calif.
- RG Law Group After Hours Networking Event Thursday, August 24 
August 24, 2017, Doral, Fla.
- Mark Richardson Presents: Control Your Day Before Your Day Controls You
August 24, 2017, Online
- Uptima San Francisco: Freelancer Application Deadline 
August 25, 2017, San Francisco, Calif.
- HR TechXpo 
August 25, 2017, San Francisco, Calif.
- Freelancer Accelerator Application Deadline 
August 25, 2017, Oakland, Calif.
- Advancing Computational Building Design 2017 
August 28, 2017, San Francisco, Calif.
- 5th Latin American Insurance Tech Summit 2017 
August 28, 2017, Miami, Fla.
- IP Week @ SG 2017 
August 29, 2017, Singapore, Singapore
- SMARKETING Workshop August 30th, 2017 
August 30, 2017, DORAL, Fla.
- Downtown Walnut Creek Business Event Mixer + Marketing Workshop 8/30 
August 30, 2017, Walnut Creek, Calif.
- Small Business Expo 2017 – Phoenix 
August 31, 2017, Phoenix, Ariz.
- G.E.N.E.I.U.S. WORKSHOP 
August 31, 2017, San Diego, Calif.
- Small Business Expo 2017 – Houston 
October 19, 2017, Online
- The 16th Annual Chicago Innovation Awards 
October 30, 2017, Chicago, Ill.
- 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 .
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