Summer Events Feature Stars of Entrepreneurship


Summer Events Feature Stars of Entrepreneurship

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Summer small business events are filled with stars — stars of entrepreneurship, that is.

To begin, there is probably no star bigger than Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group.

Branson will serve as keynote speaker at Sage Summit 2016 July 25 in Chicago. If you’re planning to attend, you may want to hear from this visionary entrepreneur whose business empire now includes more than 400 countries.

Or, if you’re attending the #BlogHer16 Conference August 4-6 in Los Angeles, speakers will include TV actress Mayim Bialik, star of the TV series “The Big Bang Theory” will talk about launching her latest venture, a website called GrokNation.

Finally, attendees of Small Business Market Expo & Job Fair August 27, 2016, in Atlanta will features speakers the likes of entrepreneurs Sherrod Shackelford and LaVon Lewis, who will discuss better marketing of your brand. See more about our featured events below.

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

Sage Summit 2016Sage Summit 2016
July 25, 2016, Chicago, Illinois

Sage Summit is a one-of-a-kind learning, training, and networking event. Hear from celebrity speakers and dynamic thought leaders. Get hands-on product training and one-on-one mentoring. Then rock out to The Killers! Hear from keynote speaker Sir Richard Branson, a man who has created a magnetic brand umbrella that powers the success of his many businesses with a thoughtful mix of adventure, philanthropy, irreverence and entrepreneurship. In a passion-filled keynote address he joins Sage CEO Stephen Kelly, another serial entrepreneur and champion of small businesses everywhere.


#BlogHer16 Conference#BlogHer16 Conference
August 4, 2016, Los Angeles, California

Join an exhilarating mix of content creators, social media stars, entrepreneurs, top brands, activists and fans at #BlogHer16! You’ll experience inspiring keynotes, up-to-the-minute educational tracks, and of course, fabulous opportunities to network with YOUR community!


Small Business Market Expo & Job FairSmall Business Market Expo & Job Fair
August 27, 2016, Atlanta, Georgia

Don’t miss the opportunity to connect with small businesses, market your organization and tap into a network of entrepreneurs, service providers, financial organizations, business coaches, and franchises.
#SBMExpo
Discount Code
VIP (25% off)


Content Marketing World 2016Content Marketing World 2016
September 6, 2016, Cleveland, Ohio

Content Marketing World is the one event where you can learn and network with the best and the brightest in the content marketing industry. You will leave with all the materials you need to take a content marketing strategy back to your team – and – to implement a content marketing plan that will grow your business and inspire your audience.


TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2016TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2016
September 12, 2016, San Francisco, California

TechCrunch Disrupt is the world’s leading authority in debuting revolutionary startups, introducing game-changing technologies and discussing what’s top of mind for the tech industry’s key innovators. Disrupt gathers the best and brightest entrepreneurs, investors, hackers, and tech fans for on-stage interviews, the Startup Battlefield competition, a 24-hour Hackathon, Startup Alley, Hardware Alley, and After Parties.


More Events

  • Monetizing Digital Content: Trends, Payment Models, New Avenues for Growth
    June 28, 2016, London, England
  • Get Motivated! Indianapolis
    June 28, 2016, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Finding the Right Franchise Business
    June 28, 2016, Pleasant Hill, California
  • Results Now Intl Event – New York, New York June 29th
    June 29, 2016, New York, New York
  • Social Media 101 for Business
    June 29, 2016, Seattle, Washington
  • BEYOND, The Global HR Leadership Forum 2016
    June 30, 2016, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • Jump$tart Your Professional Speaker Media Kit
    June 30, 2016, Chicago, Illinois
  • Performance Marketing Insights Europe
    July 4, 2016, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • European Performance Marketing Awards
    July 4, 2016, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • Get Motivated! Syracuse
    July 5, 2016, Syracuse, New York
  • The Third International Conference on Digital Information Processing, Data Mining, and Wireless Communications (DIPDMWC2016)
    July 6, 2016, Moscow, Russia
  • The Third International Conference on Digital Information Processing, Data Mining, and Wireless Communications (DIPDMWC2016)
    July 6, 2016, Moscow, Russia
  • HOW TO START YOUR ONLINE MARKETING BUSINESS IN 2016 – CHICAGO
    July 6, 2016, Chicago, Illinois
  • Get Motivated! Rochester
    July 7, 2016, Rochester, New York
  • Enterprise Mobility Exchange, US
    July 9, 2016, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Digital Marketing 2016: A Frost & Sullivan Executive MindXchange
    July 11, 2016, Asheville, North Carolina
  • ASI Show Chicago
    July 12, 2016, Chicago, Illinois
  • Staying Visible When You’re Virtual
    July 12, 2016, Online
  • FX Week USA
    July 12, 2016, New York, New York
  • DCC Power Networking with Ron Magill
    July 12, 2016, Miami, Florida

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