Grow Your Skills, Make New Connections at These Events

Are you ready to get rid of the winter doldrums, and attend an event to grow your skills or make new connections?

What about giving your business a boost by participating in an awards program?

We’ve got some options for you, with our latest curated list of events, contests and awards for small businesses, solo entrepreneurs and growing companies. 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

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

Tim Adam of Handmadeology, Anita Campbell of Small Business Trends, and Chai Dutt of will share the secrets to participating and reaping 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 services 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.  Register here.

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

  • WNFP Speed Networking After 5
    February 18, 2014, Online
  • Building a Compliant WOSB/EDWOSB
    February 18, 2014, Online
  • Solo PR Summit
    February 19, 2014, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Recruiting Self-employed Sales Agents: Interview Questions & Etiquette
    February 19, 2014, Online
  • Getting Ready to Win Business & Compete for Larger Contracting Opportunities
    February 19, 2014, St. Louis, MO
  • Business Metrics for Health Care Organizations
    February 20, 2014, Online
  • Disability Discrimination and the good Faith Interactive Process
    February 20, 2014, Online
  • Getting Ready to Win Business & Compete for Larger Contracting Opportunities
    February 20, 2014, Kansas City, MO
  • Take Action. Get A SLAP! : Create a 1 year growth plan for your business
    February 20, 2014, Online
  • The Transportation Bill is More than the Gas Tax
    February 21, 2014, Moon Township, PA
  • Elevating Entrepreneurs – Ascent Capital & Connections
    February 21, 2014, New York City, NY
  • Small Bytes & Apps
    February 22, 2014, Cambridge, MA
  • 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
  • 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

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
  • Small Business Book Awards
    April 30, 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.

3 Reactions
  1. I’m happy to see a lot of online marketing seminars or events. This shows that online marketing is really entering the mainstream. Any internet marketer can agree that you can really never learn enough about Internet marketing. That’s why these events are crucial for more learning.

    • Didn’t realise there were quite so many events before I started passing by this blog.

      I like the Small Bytes & Apps event. Looking forward to the Small Business Book awards as well. 🙂