Latest Curated List of Small Business Events, Awards and Contest


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Welcome to our latest curated list of events, contests and awards for small businesses, solo entrepreneurs and growing companies.

This is a partial list of all we carry.  If you’d like to see more events or contests or awards — or submit your own event, contest or award listing — visit the Small Business Events Calendar.



Featured Events, Contests and Awards

WordStream’s $25,000 Marketing Makeover
December 15, 2013, Online

Win $25,000 in pay-per-click advertising budget for 2014, plus marketing tools from WordStream and Constant Contact. Grade and get paid today! Hashtag: #25KforPPC


Customer Feedback: Your Fast Path to ProfitsCustomer Feedback: Your Fast Path to Profits
December 18, 2013, Online

An action-packed hour of discussion with panelists from #custserv , #feedback , #socialmedia , and #smallbiz marketing disciplines. Learn the value of measuring customer feedback, how it can immediately help your business and dramatically increase profits!


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

  • Take Action. Get A SLAP: Create A One-Year Growth Plan For Your Business
    December 17, 2013, Online
  • B Corporations 101
    December 17, 2013, Online
  • Free Shipping Day – USA
    December 18, 2013, Everywhere, USA!
  • New HIPAA Breach Notification Rules
    December 19, 2013, Online
  • Aspen Global Investment Forum
    January 06, 2014, Aspen, CO
  • Google Analytics Grand Tour: Roadmap to Collecting, Reporting and Analyzing Data
    January 07, 2014, Uniontown, OH
  • SYMPOSIA::2014 Conference for Women Entrepreneurs
    January 10, 2014, San Francisco, CA
  • Introduction to Appreciative Inquiry: Creating What Will Be
    January 13, 2014, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
  • Small Business Expo 2013 – Miami
    January 16, 2014, Miami, FL
  • Take Action. Get A SLAP: Create A One-Year Growth Plan For Your Business
    January 23, 2014, Online
  • Mastering the HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules
    January 30, 2014, Online
  • Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator Training (AIFT)
    February 10, 2014, Las Vegas, NV
  • Small Bytes & Apps
    February 22, 2014, Cambridge, MA
  • 18th Annual North American Shared Services & Outsourcing Week
    March 12, 2014, Orlando, FL
  • Conversion Conference West 2014 San Francisco
    March 17, 2014, San Francisco, CA
  • International Conference on E-Technologies and Business on the Web
    March 18, 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Second International Conference on Green Computing, Technology and Innovation
    March 18, 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • International Conference on Technological Advances in Electrical, Electronics and Computer Engineering
    March 18, 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • SPREE 2014 – Specialty Retail Entrepreneur Expo & Conference
    April 08, 2014, Las Vegas, NV
  • International Conference on Computing Technology (ICCTIM2014)
    April 10, 2014, Dubai, UAE

More Contests

  • Small Business ICON Contest
    December 17, 2013, Online
  • 200 Million HP LaserJet Sweepstakes
    December 24, 2013, Online
  • SBA’s National Small Business Week Awards
    January 17, 2014, Online
  • DREAM BIG Small Business of the Year Award
    February 03, 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.