Improve Your Skills and Network at One of These Events

Welcome to 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

Manta #SmallBizLove Photo ContestManta #SmallBizLove Photo Contest
August 31, 2013, Online

This contest highlights small businesses and helps them to show off their amazing products, services and happy customers all with a chance to win $10K. The contest is open this year to small business owners and their consumers.

At the end of the contest, one photo will be chosen as the $10K Grand Prize winner.

Hashtag: #SmallBizLove

Small Business Influencer Awards 2013
September 9, 2013, Online
Small Business Influencer Awards 2013

The 2013 Small Business Influencer Awards recognize the apps, organizations and people who have a strong impact on small businesses in North America. Now its 3rd year, the Awards are a coveted recognition for those who serve small businesses.  Check to see who’s already been nominated, and nominate yourself, or someone or some organization or app you admire.   No fee to enter.

Twitter hashtag: #SMBinfluencer.


WomanCon 2013WomanCon 2013
September 25, 2013, New York, NY

This conference brings together amazing women entrepreneurs, both on and off the stage. Hear real behind-the-scenes stories of success including JJ Ramberg, Sarah Endline, Janine Popick, and Pamela O’Hara. Expert keynotes and panel discussions include: Getting Funding for Growth with Kay Koplovitz & Peggy Wallace, Turning Ideas into Companies with Yao Huang, 5 Strategies for a Stronger Brand with Julie Cottineau, and a journalist panel on Pitching the Media. SEATING IS LIMITED.
Discount Code
SBTRENDS ($50 off)

More Events

  • Banner Conference 2013
    September 06, 2013, Las Vegas, NV
  • Content Marketing World
    September 09, 2013, Cleveland, OH
  • Small Business and Entrepreneur Leadership Conference
    September 09, 2013, Galveston , TX
  • Servant-Leadership: A Better Way To Lead & Manage At Work Or Home
    September 10, 2013, Atlanta, GA
  • Leading in Local: SMB Digital Marketing
    September 11, 2013, Austin, TX
  • The Social Shake-Up
    September 15, 2013, Atlanta, GA
  • QS MBA Tour
    September 15, 2013, New York City, NY
  • 2013 Incite Marketing and Communications Summit
    September 18, 2013, Online
  • Human Potential Forum 2013
    September 18, 2013, New York, New York
  • How To Build & Lead An Effective Team
    September 19, 2013, Atlanta, GA
  • September Business Networking Mixer
    September 23, 2013, Online
  • Entrepreneurial Woman’s Conference – 27th Annual
    September 26, 2013, Chicago, Illinois
  • The eMetrics Summit Boston
    September 29, 2013, Boston, MA
  • Conversion Conference East 2013 Boston
    September 30, 2013, Online
  • Demandcon Boston Sept 30-Oct 1st 2013
    September 30, 2013, Boston, MA/USA
  • Context Conference
    September 30, 2013, Boston, MA
  • SMX East
    October 01, 2013, New York, NY
  • ONTRApalooza: Start, Systemize and Scale Your Business
    October 02, 2013, Santa Barbara, CA
  • MiniTrends 2013: The Integration of Profit & Social Responsibility
    October 02, 2013, Austin, TX
  • How to Build a Compensation Program & Solving Compensation Program Problems
    October 03, 2013, Orlando, FL

More Contests

  • Turnstone’s Best Young Companies to Work For
    August 30, 2013, Online
  • Women 2.0 PITCH Las Vegas 2013
    September 15, 2013, Las Vegas, NV
  • The Citi Salutes: Realizing Your Dream Business Competition
    November 08, 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.