Welcome to our latest curated list of events, contests and awards for small businesses, solo entrepreneurs and growing companies. 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 Access to Capital Chicago May 22, 2013, Chicago, Illinois Join us at the Navy Pier to learn how you can raise capital for your small business. Meet 1:1 with loan officers. Attend panels on traditional and alternative lending options, start-ups, crowd-funding, and more. Discount Code sbtrends (Get 30% off) Making Money Online: Ecommerce Done Right with John Lawson June 25, 2013, New York City Looking to create independence from this shifting job economy? Want a stream of income that works for you around the clock? Have a great idea of what to sell online but don’t know how to get started? Dreaming of growing your online store from a hobby to a full fledged, profitable business? Join John Lawson, award winning Social Commerce Strategist, American Express featured businessman, author, and founder of 3rd Power Outlet – an online clothing retail outlet that has exceeded $25 million in sales. John will be sharing his practical, down-to-earth methods for building your own ecommerce business from the ground up in this two part workshop, packed with resources, tips, and how-to instruction. Discount Code SBTRENDS ( $25 off) WBENC National Conference & Business Fair June 26, 2013, Minneapolis, MN The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) will convene 3,500 decision makers from the nation’s leading corporations, government entities and women’s business enterprises (WBEs) to generate business together and stimulate economic growth at the 2013 WBENC National Conference & Business Fair in Minneapolis, MN, June 25-27, 2013. Big Awards for Business August 14, 2013, Online The Big Awards started with a mission of recognizing real talent and performance. Real business people, those with experience and knowledge, judge the Big Awards. Request an entry kit today and submit your nomination by August 14, 2013. Discount Code SBT50 ($50.00 off) More Events Internet Week New York May 20, 2013, New York, NY Spark And Hustle Tour – Detroit May 20, 2013, Detroit, MI Women’s Success Summit May 21, 2013, Miami, FL NYC May Business Networking Mixer May 21, 2013, New York City, New York B2B Sales Workshop – The Fundamentals Of Selling May 23, 2013, Atlanta, GA S.W.O.T. – 3 Quick Steps from Analysis to Implementation May 24, 2013, Online Zoholics – Zoho User Conference May 29, 2013, San Francisco, CA Supercharge Your Business Network May 29, 2013, Online Small Business Summit May 31, 2013, Athens, GA Strategies for Raising Growth Capital in Volatile Markets June 04, 2013, Online Build Up Your Business: Growth By Design June 05, 2013, New York, NY CT Business Expo June 06, 2013, Hartford, CT 4th Annual MACs Women’s Entrepreneur Summit June 08, 2013, New York, NY The Inc. Leadership Forum June 10, 2013, San Diego, CA How Your Personal Credit Score Can Affect You in Business June 12, 2013, Pittsburgh, PA Veteran Entrepreneur Training Symposium June 13, 2013, Reno, NV National Small Business Week June 17, 2013, Washington, DC More Awards and Contests CrowdIt Launch Challenge June 04, 2013, Online eMinutes $2,500 Entrepreneurs Contest June 30, 2013, Online Huggies MomInspired Grant Program July 31, 2013, Online 2013 Big Awards for Business August 14, 2013, Online This weekly listing of small business events, contests and awards is provided as a community service by Small Business Trends and SmallBizTechnology . The post Our Latest Hand-Picked List of Events, Contests and Awards appeared first on Small Business Trends .
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