Going to an event such as a conference, or tuning in to a webinar or Hangout is a great way to learn something to improve your business and build your competitive edge. Events — even online events — are excellent networking opportunities. Attend one today. Oh, and don’t miss our list of small business awards and contests. For a complete list of events, contests and awards for small businesses, or to submit your own, visit the Small Business Events Calendar . Featured Events, Contests and Awards Making Money Online: Ecommerce Done Right with John Lawson June 25, 2013, New York, NY After this live workshop, you’ll be ready to immediately build your own online eBay or Amazon store, source products for it, and start selling. You’ll learn how to market your online store strategically using social media, SEO, mobile and more. 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 Small Business Events Win to the Winth Power Workshop June 09, 2013, New York, NY The Inc. Leadership Forum June 10, 2013, San Diego, CA Webinar: How to Get Your Business to Rank Well in Google June 11, 2013, Online SBVEZ Biz Incentives – Online Vouchering Training, Legislative Update June 11, 2013, San Bernardino, CA How Your Personal Credit Score Can Affect You in Business June 12, 2013, Pittsburgh, PA Business Webinar: I Survived and Dominated The Crisis June 12, 2013, Online Social Media Strategies Summit 2013 June 12, 2013, New York, NY ChallengeHER June 12, 2013, Phoenix, AZ Veteran Entrepreneur Training Symposium June 13, 2013, Reno, NV Future Energy New York June 13, 2013, New York City National Small Business Week June 17, 2013, Washington, DC Web.com Small Business Forum – Raleigh June 20, 2013, Raleigh, NC Creative Freelancer conference June 22, 2013, San Francisco, CA Spark and Hustle Tour – Boston June 24, 2013, Boston, MA Learn about Backup and Recovery over Lunch June 26, 2013, Westlake Village, CA Selling to Why: Brain Based Selling June 26, 2013, New York City Financing and Sustaining Growth: When and How June 27, 2013, Online Tech Meet the Media June 27, 2013, New York City Digital Domination Summit June 28, 2013, Online More Small Business Awards and Contests Adecco Small Business Big Dreams Contest June 16, 2013, Online 2013 Ernst & Young Entrepreneurial Winning Women June 28, 2013, Online DMACC Small Business Awards June 28, 2013, Des Moines, IA 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 The Citi Salutes: Realizing Your Dream Business Competition November 08, 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 Go To One of These Events and Improve Your Business appeared first on Small Business Trends .
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