Small Business Events for You to Check Out


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Check out all these small business events and awards.  This curated list of events, contests and awards for small businesses, solo entrepreneurs and growing companies is provided for your benefit. 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

Author Marketing Live!Author Marketing Live!
September 08, 2014, Cleveland, OH

Do you want to write a bestselling book and learn from the most successful authors in the industry? Learn how to build a writing empire, how to write a best-selling book, insider secrets and much, much more from 11 all-star speakers on the topic.
Discount Code
CLE (Use the discount code “CLE” for $49 off when registering.)


Camp GLP (Good Life Project)Camp GLP (Good Life Project)
September 11, 2014, Rock Hill, NY

Camp GLP is one part summer camp and one part small biz accelerator. It is a way for entrepreneurs, makers and aspiring world-shakers to step out of their everyday reality, reconnect with people who are going through similar journeys, rediscover play and nature, experience moments of ease and joy and at the same time get a ton of real business value.

Camp GLP, short for Good Life Project, is a 3-and-a-half-day excursion to Iroquois Springs Camp in Rock Hill, New York. It offers the full summer camp experience for adults, including classes, crafts, and even bunks (though single rooms are also available). Campers have access to more than 20 business workshops covering topics like crowdfunding, visual branding, podcasting, and more.
Discount Code
SBT2014 (10% off if registering before August 16.)


COSE Small Business conferenceSmall Business Convention Presented by COSE
October 22, 2014, Sandusky, OH

The 9th annual Small Business Convention is the premier event for small businesses in the Mid-West. Networking, education and continuing education credits. Produced by Council of Smaller Enterprises.  Also includes the Small Business Pitch Competition, which provides aspiring small business owners the unique opportunity to win $20,000 to get their idea off the ground while learning valuable insight from successful business owners who have discovered their key to success.

Hashtag: #smallbizcon


More Events

  • Employee Engagement Webinar: Predictive Analytics & Metrics
    September 10, 2014, Online
  • Social Media Marketing Made Simple + Pinterest Sells
    September 10, 2014, Upland, California
  • BizBlast @ Noon
    September 11, 2014, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 8th Annual CWE Women Business Leaders Conference & Luncheon
    September 12, 2014, Framingham, MA
  • The Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber of Commerce Education Series Seminar (Sales): Making the First Minutes Count – Every Time
    September 12, 2014, Pittsburgh, PA
  • World MBA Tour New York at the Hilton Hotel
    September 13, 2014, New York City, NY
  • The Resource Planning Summit 2014
    September 15, 2014, New Orleans, LA, USA
  • The Resource Planning Summit
    September 15, 2014, New Orleans, LA
  • Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator Training (AIFT)
    September 16, 2014, Las Vegas, NV
  • Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator Training
    September 16, 2014, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
  • NYC Business & Entrepreneur Grade-A Networking Event
    September 16, 2014, New York City, NY/USA
  • 28th Annual Entrepreneurial Woman’s Conference
    September 17, 2014, Chicago, IL, United States
  • Corporate Researchers Conference
    September 17, 2014, Chicago, IL
  • Digital Transformation Leadership Masterclass
    September 18, 2014, London, United Kingdom
  • Accident Causation – How Accidents Occur in the Workplace and How to Prevent Them
    September 18, 2014, Online
  • Setting Up a Compliance Program: Training is Key
    September 18, 2014, Online
  • Social Media Policy Development for Healthcare Organizations
    September 18, 2014, Online
  • Preparing for Contract Negotiations
    September 18, 2014, Online
  • 4th Annual Texas Women In Business “Birthday Bash” and Extraordinary Women Awards Ceremony
    September 19, 2014, Austin, Texas, USA

More Contests

  • SAP Conference for Enterprise Performance Management
    October 14, 2014, Chicago, United States

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.