Small Business Events for the Rest of 2012

Every two weeks we put together a list of key events for small businesses and entrepreneurs. The following Small Business Events Guide contains worthwhile events for those wanting to grow their businesses:


Business Truths & Treasures: An Evening with Norm Brodsky
November 30, 2011, Atlanta, GA

Join Inc. and Small Business by Marriott for a candid conversation with this one-of-a-kind veteran entrepreneur. During this exclusive engagement, Norm Brodsky will offer us an inside look into his journey, share his philosophies on business, leadership, and growth, and tell us what it takes to really get the job done. Come with your questions and ready to take notes, because there’s no limit to what Brodsky will cover in helping you take your business to the next level.



Inc. Womens Summit
December 1, 2011, New York City

Join savvy female business leaders and seasoned experts with diverse backgrounds, passions, and pursuits for candid conversation, moving stories, provocative thinking, and workable solutions. Learn the tips, tools, tricks, and traps involved with being a female business owner or entrepreneur as well as identify strategies to move your business to the next level. This gathering will have you inspired and informed by women. Be there


Delivering a Path to Growth
December 1, 2011 6:00pm-9:00pm – Atlanta, GA
December 6 6:00pm-9:00pm – Houston, TX
December 13 6:00pm-9:00pm – San Diego, CA

Join Inc., UPS, and a panel of Inc.5000 executives for a session designed to teach you what tactics you need to hire and sustain growth in your business.


The 2011 New England Venture Summit
December 14, 2011, Dedham, MA

The 6th annual New England Venture Summit, presented by youngStartup Ventures, is the premier industry gathering connecting venture capitalists, corporate VCs, angel investors, technology transfer professionals, senior executives of early stage and emerging growth companies, university researchers, incubators and premier service providers.


Infusioncon 2012
April 2-4, Phoenix, AZ

Get ready to learn, network and set new ideas in motion! Join hundreds of small businesses from all around the world at InfusionCon 2012, Infusionsoft’s annual user conference, and experience three days of idea sharing and inspiration in beautiful Phoenix, Arizona on April 2-4.


America’s Small Business Summit 2012
May 21-23, 2012, Washington, DC

US Chamber Small Business Summit

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s annual event — America’s Small Business Summit — unites small business owners, managers, and entrepreneurs from across the country to learn, network, and discuss common legislative and management concerns. Past speakers include former President George W. Bush, General Stanley McChrystal, Small Business Editor of the WSJ Colleen DeBaise, and many more. Attendees help influence our nation’s economic and political agenda by advocating for pro-business policies through the Rally on the Hill portion of the program. The event will take place at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C., on May 21-23, 2012. For more information and important dates, check the Summit website,


To find more small business events, contests and awards, visit the Small Business Events Calendar.

If you are putting on a small business event or contest, and want to get the word out, please submit it through our Events & Contests Submission Form (it’s free). Only events of interest to small business people, freelancers and entrepreneurs will be included.

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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.