Small Business Week Ahead, Other Events on Tap

Small Business Week Ahead, Other Events on Tap

Small Business Week is here! We have put together a Monster List of activities for you to jump in and be a part of but there are some other featured events worthy of a look, too.

Online events this month include a session about developing leads, one about how to market to small businesses and a Twitter chat on improving productivity. Also check out live events across the country and around the world.

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

The Triple Your Online Leads in 30 Days ChallengeThe Triple Your Online Leads in 30 Days Challenge
May 4, 2015, Online

Over 30 days, you’ll learn and implement a proven, easy-to-use system for capturing more online leads month-after-month.

The “Triple Your Online Leads in 30 Days” challenge is free this time only so don’t miss your chance to take part!


#Market2SmallBiz #Market2SmallBiz
May 6, 2015, Online

The Market 2 Small Business conference is a virtual event designed to educate those looking to sell to small businesses. This includes mature companies selling to small businesses, startups just starting their first small business focused campaign, public relations agencies and consultants advising their clients on marketing strategies and other companies and professionals selling to small businesses. You’ll learn how to better engage and ‘speak’ to the small business owner who is looking for your products and services. If you’re NEW to marketing or just struggling to get the attention of the small business market, this event is for you!

#SMBTalk Twitter Chat on Small Business Productivity Hacks#SMBTalk Twitter Chat on Small Business Productivity Hacks
May 7, 2015, Online

Join Small Business Trends CEO Anita Campbell (@SmallBizTrends) and SVP, Global Head of SMB Product at First Data Corporation, Peter Karpas (@FirstData) in this twitter chat on the topic of Small Business Productivity Hacks. The Twitter chat is an hour long chat on May 7th that begins on Twitter at 7:00 p.m. EST under the hashtag #SMBTalk.

Moz ConMoz Con
July 13, 2015, Seattle, Washington

Not your average stuffy networking event, MozCon features three days of forward-thinking, actionable sessions in SEO, social media, community building, content marketing, brand development, CRO, the mobile landscape, analytics, and more. MozCon speakers share advanced advice on everything from building a loyal community to making data-driven decisions in your marketing.

July 16, 2015, New York, New York

A conference celebrating women who blog. The mission is to create opportunities for women in social media to gain community, education, exposure and economic empowerment. The event will be co-hosted along with SheKnows Media in New York City at the New York Hilton.

Adobe MaxAdobe Max
Oct. 3, 2015, Los Angeles, California

MAX provides strictly unplugged, old-school inspiration with a mix of people from creative leaders, designers, broadcast and video pros, tech and business strategists, photographers, and more. This shared energy and passion sparks new ideas, drives new partnerships, and breaks new ground every year. MAX attracts inspirational and iconic speakers that share their personal stories. GRAMMY-award winning band Kings of Leon will be there and you can connect with 5,000 other creatives at daily social events.

Oct. 13, 2015, San Francisco, California

Whether you’re a company of five or a Fortune 500, you’ll learn a lot of innovative ways to improve your business at Dreamforce. With over 1,400 sessions and thousands of live solutions from the world’s largest cloud ecosystem, Dreamforce has tailored content specific to your business size and type, for any role in your company.

Global Small Business ForumGlobal Small Business Forum
Oct. 23, 2015, Chicago, Illinois

The Global Small Business Forum 2015 held in Chicago will help entrepreneurs and small business owners export successfully and network with their peers. It will answer such questions as: What’s the best way to ship goods? How will I get paid? Do I need a license? Should I sell direct or indirect? Does my business have what it takes to sell in China?

World Business Forum New York 2015World Business Forum New York 2015
Nov. 12, 2015, New York, New York

In 2015 the World Business Forum will present two days of powerful stories; of individuals who face shocks – both personal and organizational – and who use those shocks to achieve the extraordinary. Speakers include Sir Richard Branson, Jim Collins, a former faculty member at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Walter Isaacson, once the 14th editor of TIME magazine in 1996 and named Chairman and CEO of CNN in 2001, Adam Grant, author of the New York Times bestseller Give and Take and Herminia Ibarra, Professor of Leadership and Learning and Professor of Organizational Behavior at INSEAD.

More Events

  • The 2015 Executive Compensation Conference
    May 5, 2015, Online
  • AM Networking Breakfast & Business (Scarsdale, NY)
    May 5, 2015, Scarsdale, New York
  • The First Step of Starting a Small Business
    May 5, 2015, State College, Pennsylvania
  • The Economist’s Building the Growth Engine
    May 5, 2015, Online
  • 2015 Workforce Live — Atlanta
    May 6, 2015, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Global Coworking Unconference Conference In Berkeley, California
    May 6, 2015, Berkeley, California
  • Training New Managers — Manager Training Programs
    May 6, 2015, Online
  • Corporate Tax Returns — Taxes For 2015
    May 6, 2015, Scarsdale, New York
  • Medtech Investing Conference
    May 6, 2015, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 2015 Ultimate Accounting vCon
    May 7, 2015, Online
  • 2015 Life Safety and Security Expo
    May 7, 2015, Spokane, Washington
  • Advanced QuickBooks
    May 7, 2015, State College, Pennsylvania
  • Philly Cocktails and Connections Live at Volvér in The Kimmel Center
    May 7, 2015, Online
  • Payer Provider Venture Summit
    May 7, 2015, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • ubi i/o Startup Pitch Night
    May 7, 2015, Online
  • Leadercast Clear Lake
    May 8, 2015, Webster, Texas
  • Leadercast Cobb County
    May 8, 2015, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Workshop on “Public Relations and Strategic Communications”
    May 8, 2015, Delhi, India
  • Lunch and Launch — Insight 2050 — Opportunities for Entrepreneurs
    May 8, 2015, Online

More Contests

  • Face the Future – Spark Tank
    May 4, 2015, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • The Next Big SMB Marketing Makeover.
    June 1, 2015, Online
  • NASE Growth Grant Awards
    Dec. 10, 2015, Online

This weekly listing of small business events, contests and awards is provided as a community service by Small Business Trends and SmallBizTechnology.

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Joshua Sophy Joshua Sophy is the Editor for Small Business Trends and has been a member of the team for 16 years. A professional journalist with 20 years of experience in traditional media and online media, he attended Waynesburg University and is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists. He has held roles of reporter, editor and publisher, having founded his own local newspaper, the Pottsville Free Press.