Every week we bring a hand-picked list of events and awards for small businesses and entrepreneurs. If you want to grow your business, you must grow yourself through learning and networking. And if you want to become well known, you must tell the “story” of your company in Awards programs. This is a partial list. To see a full list or to submit your own (it’s free to list), visit the Small Business Events Calendar . Featured Events, Contests and Awards 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) INBOUND 2013 August 19, 2013, Boston, MA INBOUND is a 4 day marketing experience that brings together thousands of marketers from around the globe for an annual event held in downtown Boston, Massachusetts. Small Business Influencer Awards 2013 Online, September 9, 2013 The 2013 Small Business Influencer Awards recognize the apps, organizations and people who have a strong impact on small businesses in North America. Now its 3rd year, the Awards are a coveted recognition for those who serve small businesses. Check to see who’s already been nominated, and nominate yourself, or someone or some organization or app you admire. No fee to enter. Twitter hashtag: # SMBinfluencer . NOMINATE WomanCon 2013 September 25, 2013, New York, NY This conference brings together amazing women entrepreneurs, both on and off the stage. Hear real behind-the-scenes stories of success including JJ Ramberg, Sarah Endline, Janine Popick, and Pamela O’Hara. Expert keynotes and panel discussions include: Getting Funding for Growth with Kay Koplovitz & Peggy Wallace, Turning Ideas into Companies with Yao Huang, 5 Strategies for a Stronger Brand with Julie Cottineau, and a journalist panel on Pitching the Media. SEATING IS LIMITED. Discount Code SBTRENDS ($50 off) More Events Soukle Speak July 20, 2013, Atlanta, GA More Leads & Sales, Less Heavy Lifting July 23, 2013, Philadelphia, PA NYC July Business Networking Event July 23, 2013, New York, NY Benefits of Incorporating a Small Business July 23, 2013, Online Online Branding: Claiming Your Space and Standing Out From the Crowd July 24, 2013, New York City Almost Free Teleseminar – Targeted Branding July 26, 2013, Online Web.com Small Business Forum – Pittsburgh August 01, 2013, Pittsburgh, PA Small Business Summit August 06, 2013, New York, NY How to Use Twitter, LinkedIn, & Google+ For Your Business August 06, 2013, Online How to Use Facebook, Pinterest, & YouTube for Your Business August 13, 2013, Online Affiliate Summit East August 18, 2013, Philadelphia, PA INBOUND 2013 August 19, 2013, Boston, MA Content Marketing World September 09, 2013, Cleveland, OH Small Business and Entrepreneur Leadership Conference September 09, 2013, Galveston , TX Leading in Local: SMB Digital Marketing September 11, 2013, Austin, TX The Social Shake-Up September 15, 2013, Atlanta, GA 2013 Incite Marketing and Communications Summit September 18, 2013, Online Conversion Conference East 2013 Boston September 30, 2013, Online Demandcon Boston Sept 30-Oct 1st 2013 September 30, 2013, Boston, MA/USA SMX East October 01, 2013, New York, NY More Contests Huggies MomInspired Grant Program July 31, 2013, Online 2013 Big Awards for Business August 14, 2013, Online Harbortouch Business Upgrade Contest August 15, 2013, Online Manta #SmallBizLove Photo Contest August 31, 2013, Online Women 2.0 PITCH Las Vegas 2013 September 15, 2013, Las Vegas, NV 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 To Grow Your Business, You Must Also Grow – Attend One of These Events appeared first on Small Business Trends .
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