Events and Awards That Can Help Your Small Business Grow


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Here’s another hand-selected list of small business webinars, conferences, awards and other events.  Want to continue your education?  Want to invest in your staff by helping them improve their skills? Want to network and develop valuable connections that can lead to new opportunities?

And how about getting publicity for your business and valuable prizes, by competing in contests and awards programs?

All of the above can help you grow your business and make it more successful.  And we want to help you in any way we can. That’s why we publish these weekly curated lists.  Enjoy!

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

Brother CreativeCenter "Back to Business" Twitter ChatBrother CreativeCenter “Back to Business” Twitter Chat
February 13, 2014, Online

Join us on (@SmallBizTrends and @BrotherOffice) from 2pm – 3pm EST (New York time zone) for a chat party about creating a brand on a budget. Everyone welcome – join in. Use hashtag “BrotherBackToBiz.”


How to Sell Digital Products via Meylah MarketplaceHow to Sell Digital Products via Meylah Marketplace
February 20, 2014, Online

Tim Adam of Handmadeology.com, Anita Campbell of Small Business Trends, and Chai Dutt of Meylah.com will explain how to participate in and reap the benefits of online commerce to sell digital goods and professional services. In this upcoming webinar, we will answer questions that marketers and trainers have on how to sell their digital products and service- as we kick off the new Meylah.com Marketplace on Small Business Trends. Join in at 1 pm EST (New York time zone) for this useful webinar.

We will have demos and hands-on examples. Learn how. Lots of fun Q & A.


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

More Contests

  • Fedex $50,000 Small Business Grant Contest
    February 09, 2014, Online
  • 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.