Participate in One of These Small Business Events, Awards or Contests


This is curated weekly listings of small business events, awards and contests.   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

Affiliate Management DaysAffiliate Management Days
April 16, 2013, San Francisco, CA

Whether your company already offers an affiliate program, or you are considering offering an affiliate program, Affiliate Management Days offers insights into how other online retailers are successfully implementing and managing their affiliate programs. Learn about: affiliate recruitment techniques, communication with affiliates, affiliate analytics, landing page and conversion optimization, legislative issues, and mobile affiliate marketing. Twitter hashtag: #AMDays
Discount Code
SBTAM250 (Get $250 off)


2013 Content Marketing Strategies Conference2013 Content Marketing Strategies Conference
May 09, 2013, Berkeley, CA

Marketing and PR professionals from companies of all sizes will gather at the 3rd annual Content Marketing Strategies Conference, hosted by dlvr.it and Business Wire, to gain practical “how to” advice on content marketing SEO, content distribution optimization, content ROI, and learn from case studies by brands including Red Hat, New Belgium Brewing, FOX’s hit show Glee and much more.


Local University - New OrleansLocal University – New Orleans
May 07, 2013, New Orleans, LA

A half-day search marketing conference educating small businesses about local search. Local University is a training program that travels to cities around the country. The New Orleans event is provided by the local-search practitioner experts, under the support of Google, Search Influence, The New Orleans Chamber of Commerce, Greater New Orleans, Inc. and Nokia.
Discount Code
NOLAEARLY ($40 Off)


Access to Capital ChicagoAccess to Capital Chicago
May 22, 2013, Chicago, Illinois

Join us at the Navy Pier to learn how you can raise capital for your small business. Meet 1:1 with loan officers. Attend panels on traditional and alternative lending options, start-ups, crowd-funding, and more.
Discount Code
sbtrends (Get 30% off)


More Events

More Contests and Awards

  • Entrepreneur of 2013
    April 17, 2013, Online
  • Growing Strong: Love Our Local Business
    May 12, 2013,
  • Huntsville/Madison 2013 Small Business Awards
    April 05, 2013, Online
  • NYER 2013 Small Business Awards
    June 28, 2013,
  • 9th Annual Minnesota Cup New Venture Competition
    May 17, 2013,
  • StartupNation’s 2013 Leading Moms in Business Competition
    April 13, 2013, Online
  • Win a $1500 Facebook Marketing Makeover
    April 16, 2013, Online
  • Inc 500 | 5000
    April 30, 2013, Online
  • Huggies MomInspired Grant Program
    July 31, 2013, Online
  • Content Marketing Awards
    May 17, 2013, Online
  • CrowdIt Launch Challenge
    June 04, 2013, 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.