Check Them Out: Events and Contests


elcome 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

Wells Fargo Works ProjectWells Fargo Works Project
June 30, 2014, Online

The Wells Fargo Works Project is a video or essay contest specifically for small business owners in the United States. To enter for a chance to win, tell your business story. Five small business owner winners will be selected from a pool of 25 finalists. The finalists will each receive $1,000. The five winners will each receive:

– $25,000 for their business.
– Business mentorship tailored to their specific business needs.
– A $5,000 donation in their name made by Wells Fargo to a local eligible non-profit organization in their community.

Wells Fargo is a sponsor of Small Business Trends’ CEO Anita Campbell.

Hashtag: #WellsFargoWorks

Marketing Makeover $25,000 From CBS LocalMarketing Makeover $25,000 From CBS Local
June 30, 2014, Online

Would you like a Marketing Makeover, to the tune of $25,000? Enter for a chance at this awesome prize package! The winner will get a streaming ad for CBS Local’s online radio station; display ads; search optimization services; Constant Contact Toolkit; and expert advice and a marketing plan. Just tell your story and why you deserve a marketing makeover. Open to U.S. small businesses. See rules, and enter today!

Bizapalooza 2014:  Planning and ProfitsBizapalooza 2014: Planning and Profits
July 09, 2014, Online

Bizapalooza gives you a unique opportunity to connect with industry pros who really want to see you do more with your small business. Come as you are to this virtual small-business festival, then walk away with a fresh perspective, loads of free resources, plus practical solutions to fix what’s holding you back. FREE – and with freebie resources. Sponsors needed, too!
Hashtag: #Bizapalooza

Who Gives a Fund Contest - Caribbean CruiseWho Gives a Fund Contest – Caribbean Cruise
August 29, 2014, Online

Create a short fun video using the phrase “Who Gives a Fund.” Share it on social. The video with the most views will win a round trip within the continental U.S. to beautiful Miami, and a 3-day cruise to the Caribbean, for two. See for complete rules and details. Presented by, to highlight that traditional bank loans are not the only source of money for your working capital needs in your business.
Hashtag: #WhoGivesaFund

More Events

  • Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream Speed Coaching
    June 30, 2014, Springfield, MA
  • Facebook Fit Chicago (Bootcamp for Small Businesses)
    July 10, 2014, Chicago, Illinois
  • Champions by Design:Core Success Strategies for Leaders Today
    July 12, 2014, Chantilly, VA
  • Best Practices in Managing Transfer Pricing Audits in Asia
    July 15, 2014, Online
  • How to Decide which HIPAA Policies You Need to Adopt
    July 15, 2014, Online
  • NYC Business & Entrepreneur Grade-A Networking Mixer
    July 15, 2014, New York City, NY
  • Mastering the HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules
    July 17, 2014, Philadelphia, PA
  • PAACC 2014 Summer Gala
    July 17, 2014, Coraopolis, PA
  • How to Develop an Effective Compliance Program
    July 17, 2014, Online
  • Soukle Speak 2014
    July 19, 2014, Atlanta, GA
  • Facebook Fit Austin (Bootcamp for Small Businesses)
    July 24, 2014, Austin, Texas
  • PAACC Core Four Business Planning Course
    July 24, 2014, Coraopolis, PA
  • Addressing Business Technology Challenges Live
    July 24, 2014, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Texting and E-mail With Patients Under HIPAA
    July 24, 2014, Online
  • Brick & Mobile Experience: Marketing Meets Main Street
    July 28, 2014, Atlanta, GA
  • HIPAA Compliance Though Policies
    July 30, 2014, Online
  • Facebook Fit Menlo Park (Bootcamp for Small Businesses)
    August 05, 2014, Menlo Park, California
  • AM Business Networking Event
    August 06, 2014, Scarsdale, NY
  • Statistics for the Non-Statistician
    August 07, 2014, Singapore, Singapore
  • Advertising and Promotional Requirements for Drugs and Medical Devices
    August 07, 2014, San Diego, United States

More Contests

  • Recognition of Android Malware Patterns (RAMP) Competition
    August 24, 2014, Online

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