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This is our curated list of events, contests and awards for small businesses, solo entrepreneurs and growing companies- chosen just for you.  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

The Venus and Mars of Small Business Finance Webinar for Female Business OwnersBrother “Back to Business” Contest
Jan. 27 – Mar. 19, 2014, Online

Use the Brother CreativeCenter to create marketing collateral for your business, and enter the Back to Business Contest for an opportunity to win one of three Brother product prize suites. Approximate value of each prize is $500+. Entry is FREE. Enter here.


The Venus and Mars of Small Business Finance Webinar for Female Business OwnersThe Venus and Mars of Small Business Finance Webinar for Female Business Owners
March 06, 2014, Online

In conjunction with the release of its second annual report analyzing women’s small business challenges, Biz2Credit will host The Venus and Mars of Small Business Finance webinar on Thursday, March 6, from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST, during which entrepreneurs can ask advice of small business finance experts. Will cover funding for women business owners. Moderated by Anita Campbell, founder, CEO and Publisher of Small Business Trends, it also features Rohit Arora, CEO of Biz2Credit; Lisa Cook, Associate Professor of Economics and International Relations, Michigan State and a member of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers (2011-2012). And John John Meyer, Director of Education for The Company Corporation


Affiliate Management Days San Francisco 2014Affiliate Management Days San Francisco 2014
March 19, 2014, San Francisco, CA

AM Days is the must attend event for affiliate managers who are responsible for their company’s affiliate marketing strategy, management and operations. Whether you have an existing affiliate program or you are creating a new initiative, AMDays offers you valuable insight into how other online retailers are successfully implementing and managing their affiliate programs. Topics include: Affiliate program set up; Affiliate recruitment techniques; Affiliate marketing fraud; M-commerce; and much more.
Hashtag: #AMDays


ICON14 by InfusionsoftICON14 by Infusionsoft
April 23, 2014, Phoenix, AZ

#ICON14 is the eighth annual conference for small business, hosted by Infusionsoft (previously called Infusioncon). Over 3,000 attendees expected. Confirmed speakers include Seth Godin, JJ Ramberg and Peter Shankman.

Hashtag: #ICON14
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More Events

  • SBA and Yelp: Success With Online Reviews
    February 25, 2014, Online
  • Getting Ready to Win Contracts & Compete for Larger Contracting Opportunities
    February 26, 2014, Chicago, IL
  • How to Unlock Value in Analytics Using Data Visualizations
    February 26, 2014, Online
  • American Express OPEN and WIPP: Using WOSB Certification to Team with 8(a)
    February 26, 2014, Online
  • Performing Cost/Benefit Analysis of Workplace Safety
    February 27, 2014, Online
  • Roadmap of California Medical Leaves – Ultimate Guide to PDL, FMLA, FEHA, SDI, CFRA, PFL, ADA and Workers Compensation
    February 27, 2014, San Diego, CA
  • Getting Ready to Win Business & Compete for Larger Contracting Opportunities
    February 27, 2014, Minneapolis, MN
  • Statistics for the Non-Statistician
    March 03, 2014, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Solving the Keyword Mystery: Clue In on How Customers Search for Your Business
    March 04, 2014, Uniontown, OH
  • Statistics for the Non-Statistician
    March 06, 2014, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Health Care Fraud and Abuse: Protecting the Organization
    March 06, 2014, Boston, MA
  • WBDC of Minnesota – 8th Annual Celebration of Success
    March 06, 2014, Minneapolis, MN
  • NYC Business & Entrepreneur Grade-A Networking Mixer
    March 10, 2014, New York City, NY
  • Employment Issues: Looking Forward to 2014
    March 11, 2014, Online
  • March Inventor Meeting
    March 11, 2014, Woburn, MA
  • Healthcare Marketing In the New Health Care Environment ACA
    March 11, 2014, Online

More Contests

  • I Love My Small Business Sweepstakes
    February 28, 2014, Online
  • Win a $50,000 Marketing Makeover!
    February 28, 2014, Online
  • Vetpreneur of the Year 2014
    March 01, 2014, Online
  • EY’s “Ready, Set, Grow” Prize, All-Expenses-Paid Trip to Monaco to Present Your Small Business
    March 15, 2014, Online
  • Recognition of Android Malware Patterns (RAMP) Competition
    August 24, 2014, Online

This weekly listing of small business events, contests and awards is provided as a community service by Small Business Trends and SmallBizTechnology.



Laura Leites Laura Leites plans and manages events for clients through her company, L2 Event Production. Laura's projects include the Small Business Influencer Awards, The Small Business Summit, and many of SmallBizTechnology's live and virtual events, including the five-city Small Business Technology Tour.