Gain Positive Influences and Expand Your Circle of Connections

Gain Positive Influences and Expand Your Circle of Connections

Grab a chance to grow your circle of connections with other business owners by checking out the many event opportunities offered this week. A business event is a great way to meet other business owners who can be a positive influence for you and your business endeavors. Or take the chance to get involved and be a positive influence yourself.

Making connections will encourage you and boost your confidence level as a business owner. Any event can offer the chance to make connections whether it is online, local, or halfway across the country. There is even an event in Brussels if you want to get international.

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

New York Scope WeekNew York Scope Week
September 22, 2015, New York, New York

Instantly expose your brand to millions of livestream viewers. This September, the most influential Periscope.TV broadcasters meet in one location to share insights on livestreaming, connecting on social media, metrics, branding and more.

Start a New Site & Double Your Money Challenge - From MyBlogU Start a New Site & Double Your Money Challenge – From MyBlogU
October 1, 2015, Online

Enter the “Start a New Site Challenge” starting September 5th. Start a brand new site. Build it up from scratch with the help of the MyBlogU community. Share your traffic statistics. The site with the most traffic at the end of 6 months wins! Grand prize is personal training from the team at MyBlogU. Other prizes include 10 years of free hosting from This is an awesome opportunity to learn how to build a site from scratch, and get expert input.

Hashtag: #MBUstorm

Adobe MaxAdobe Max
October 3, 2015, Los Angeles, California

MAX provides strictly unplugged, old-school inspiration with a mix of people from creative leaders, designers, broadcast and video pros, tech and business strategists, photographers, and more. This shared energy and passion sparks new ideas, drives new partnerships, and breaks new ground every year. MAX attracts inspirational and iconic speakers that share their personal stories. GRAMMY-award winning band Kings of Leon will be there and you can connect with 5,000 other creatives at daily social events.

Relate Live by Zendesk
October 7, 2015, New York, New York

A conference designed to help you better understand your customers

Small Business Influencer Awards: Nominations OpenSmall Business Influencer Awards: Nominations Open
October 15, 2015, Online

The 2015 Small Business Influencer Awards is produced by Small Business Trends and Small Biz Technology and honors companies, organizations, vendors, apps and people who have made a significant impact on the North American small business market. Who has influenced your business positively? Or have you created an app that’s influenced small business? Who is your business mentor – have they made a positive impact on your business? Nominate those that have influenced your business today!

Global Small Business ForumGlobal Small Business Forum
October 23, 2015, Chicago, Illinois

The Global Small Business Forum 2015 held in Chicago will help entrepreneurs and small business owners export successfully and network with their peers. It will answer such questions as: What’s the best way to ship goods? How will I get paid? Do I need a license? Should I sell direct or indirect? Does my business have what it takes to sell in China?

October 28, 2015, Online

Bizapalooza is an online event that begins on October 28, 2015, and brings together the “rock stars” of small business success, entrepreneurial expertise and marketing wisdom, sharing their sought-after insights during this virtual festival — 3 days of Peace, Planning and Profits. Discover the best business building techniques from the world’s leading experts. You’ll rub shoulders with the biggest names and brands in small business marketing, soak up countless tips and new strategies and enjoy extensive networking opportunities all from the comfort of your home, office or local coffee shop. This is a unique opportunity for you to connect face-to-face with the top small business experts while networking with like-minded peers from around the globe.

UnGagged 2015UnGagged 2015
November 9, 2015, Las Vegas, Nevada

UnGagged is a gathering of the smartest, most forward thinking and most courageous SEOs and digital marketers on the planet. For 3 days they get together under one roof, sharing the latest proven techniques. This is an event for technopreneurs, online publishers and SEO professionals. Hear from those who know what they are talking about. No recordings. No pitches. Just pure SEO insights you won’t get anywhere else!

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Debra (20%)

World Business Forum New York 2015World Business Forum New York 2015
November 12, 2015, New York, New York

In 2015 the World Business Forum will present two days of powerful stories; of individuals who face shocks – both personal and organizational – and who use those shocks to achieve the extraordinary. Speakers include Sir Richard Branson, Jim Collins, a former faculty member at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Walter Isaacson, once the 14th editor of TIME magazine in 1996 and named Chairman and CEO of CNN in 2001, Adam Grant, author of the New York Times bestseller Give and Take and Herminia Ibarra, Professor of Leadership and Learning and Professor of Organizational Behavior at INSEAD.

November 16, 2015, Las Vegas, Nevada

SleeterCon is the accounting solutions conference for professionals to learn and differentiate their practices, with in-depth education to prepare for the future.
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More Events

  • Business Technology Webinar: How to Rock at Nurture Marketing with ClickDimensions
    September 15, 2015, Online
  • Carl Shoemaker – Mini Business Plan Workshop
    September 15, 2015, Hackensack, New Jersey
  • The Financial Freedom Tour
    September 15, 2015, Online
  • G-Net Charleston September | Sponsored by Ann Beauchamp
    September 15, 2015, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
  • Results Now International – Charlotte
    September 16, 2015, Concord, North Carolina
  • Los Angeles Cannabis Expo & Business Conference
    September 16, 2015, Los Angeles, California
  • Women Empowerment Forum
    September 16, 2015, Brussels, Belgium
  • Stay Motivated! Richmond
    September 16, 2015, Richmond, Virginia
  • 2015 CLO Breakfast Club – New York City
    September 16, 2015, New York, New York
  • Results Now International – Knoxville
    September 16, 2015, Online
  • MrExcel Tips & Tricks Seminar
    September 16, 2015, New York, New York
  • The Small Business Expo San Francisco
    September 17, 2015, San Francisco, California
  • Advanced QuickBooks
    September 17, 2015, State College, Pennsylvania
    September 17, 2015, San Francisco, California
  • September Meeting – The Shark Tank
    September 17, 2015, Online
  • HackerX – Austin (Back-End) Employer Ticket – 9/17
    September 17, 2015, Online
  • Beaut Lifestyle Health And Wealth Mastery Retreat for Women
    September 18, 2015, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
  • The Creativity Workshop at Omega
    September 18, 2015, Rhinebeck, New York
  • Lunch and Launch – Crowdfunding Done Right
    September 18, 2015, Columbus, Ohio
  • Palm Beach Partners Business MatchMaker Conference and Expo
    September 18, 2015, West Palm Beach, Florida

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Joshua Sophy Joshua Sophy is the Editor for Small Business Trends and has been a member of the team for 16 years. A professional journalist with 20 years of experience in traditional media and online media, he attended Waynesburg University and is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists. He has held roles of reporter, editor and publisher, having founded his own local newspaper, the Pottsville Free Press.