Continue Your Education … At One of These Events in 2014


The year is winding down, for sure.  Most of  2013’s conference and events are done with (although there’s still a webinar or two on the schedule!).  And most of the contests (except for one) are finished for 2013.

But now’s the time to plan for 2014, and we’ve got an excellent line-up for you.

By attending a conference, seminar, webinar or hangout you can continue your own education. But don’t stop with yourself.  Encourage key employees to also sign up.  Send them to a conference — it’s a perk for them that shows you value them.  It’s also an investment in your business.  The more they know, the more value they can add for your business.

And as far as contests and awards — well lots of benefit can be gotten from those.  Monetary value, public relations and industry recognition, to name a few.

So check out our list below.   And remember, this is a partial list.  To see the full list or to submit your own event, contest or award listing, visit the Small Business Events Calendar.

Featured Events, Contests and Awards

Affiliate Management Days San Francisco 2014Affiliate Management Days San Francisco 2014
March 19, 2014, San Francisco, CA

AM Days is the must attend event for affiliate managers who are responsible for their company’s affiliate marketing strategy, management and operations. Whether you have an existing affiliate program or you are creating a new initiative, AMDays offers you valuable insight into how other online retailers are successfully implementing and managing their affiliate programs. Topics include: Affiliate program set up; Affiliate recruitment techniques; Affiliate marketing fraud; M-commerce; and much more.
Hashtag: #AMDays

ICON14 by InfusionsoftICON14 by Infusionsoft
April 23, 2014, Phoenix, AZ

#ICON14 is the eighth annual conference for small business, hosted by Infusionsoft (previously called Infusioncon). Over 3,000 attendees expected. Confirmed speakers include Seth Godin, JJ Ramberg and Peter Shankman.

Hashtag: #ICON14
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More Events

  • 3 Tricky Truths That Make It Miserable To Be An Experienced Sales Manager At Trade Shows
    December 20, 2013, Online
  • Aspen Global Investment Forum
    January 06, 2014, Aspen, CO
  • Google Analytics Grand Tour: Roadmap to Collecting, Reporting and Analyzing Data
    January 07, 2014, Uniontown, OH
  • SYMPOSIA::2014 Conference for Women Entrepreneurs
    January 10, 2014, San Francisco, CA
  • Introduction to Appreciative Inquiry: Creating What Will Be
    January 13, 2014, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
  • Kick Off The New Year: Business & Entrepreneur Networking Mixer
    January 14, 2014, New York City, New York/USA
  • Small Business Expo 2013 – Miami
    January 16, 2014, Miami, FL
  • Road Map to HIPAA Compliance – Webinar
    January 16, 2014, Online
  • Take Action. Get A SLAP: Create A One-Year Growth Plan For Your Business
    January 23, 2014, Online
  • Outlook Tips for Finance Professionals
    January 28, 2014, Online
  • HIPAA Compliance: Managing the Business Associates Relationship ‘Safely’ Webinar
    January 29, 2014, Online
  • Mastering the HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules
    January 30, 2014, Online
  • Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator Training (AIFT)
    February 10, 2014, Las Vegas, NV
  • Small Bytes & Apps
    February 22, 2014, Cambridge, MA
  • 18th Annual North American Shared Services & Outsourcing Week
    March 12, 2014, Orlando, FL
  • Conversion Conference West 2014 San Francisco
    March 17, 2014, San Francisco, CA
  • International Conference on E-Technologies and Business on the Web
    March 18, 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Second International Conference on Green Computing, Technology and Innovation
    March 18, 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • International Conference on Technological Advances in Electrical, Electronics and Computer Engineering
    March 18, 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • SPREE 2014 – Specialty Retail Entrepreneur Expo & Conference
    April 08, 2014, Las Vegas, NV

More Contests

  • 200 Million HP LaserJet Sweepstakes
    December 24, 2013, Online
  • SBA’s National Small Business Week Awards
    January 17, 2014, Online
  • DREAM BIG Small Business of the Year Award
    February 03, 2014, Online

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