Start the New Year Right by Attending An Event, and Learn!

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Why not start out the new year right?  Make it a point to build your skills and those of your team.  Attend an event and figure out how to accomplish more in your business — and do things better.  Below is our first list in 2014 of events, contests and awards for small businesses, solo entrepreneurs and growing companies.  Every item on this list is curated by the editorial team of Small Business Trends, for the highest quality and relevancy.

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

1 M by 1M Entrepreneur RoundtableMentoring Roundtable For Entrepreneurs
January 9, 2014, Online

If you are a serious entrepreneur, register to “pitch” and sell your business idea to Sramana Mitra, founder of 1M by 1M. Expect your pitch to be seen by a larger audience of potential customers, investors, media and entrepreneurs. You’ll gain straightforward feedback, advice on next steps, and she’ll answer any of your questions. Others can register to “attend” to watch, learn, and interact through the online chat. FREE.  Register here.

Affiliate Management Days San Francisco 2014
Affiliate 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

More Contests and Awards

  • SBA’s National Small Business Week Awards Deadline
    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.