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Some business events tend to cater to only specific types of businesses.
But there’s something for almost every business during Microsoft’s National Entrepreneurship Week. Taking place during the week of February 25, it includes events around the country and even online. So no matter where you or your business is located or what your business is looking for in an event, you can probably find something that’s of interest.
A list of all the different local and online events that are included in Microsoft’s weeklong celebration of entrepreneurship is included on the event’s website, so you can find the ones that most interest you.
You can see more about Microsoft’s National Entrepreneurship Week and even more business related events in the Featured Events section below.
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
SCORE’s 2017 American Small Business Championship (ASBC)
February 13, 2017, Online
SCORE is looking for the best small businesses in America. SCORE and Sam’s Club celebrate these businesses through the American Small Business Championship and the SCORE Awards. Share your unique story to win $25,000 or other amazing prizes. Entering is easy. Answer the question, “What one unique aspect of your business will make you succeed over the next year?” through a video of 30-60 seconds, or with a photo and written response of 1,500 characters or less.
Microsoft National Entrepreneurship Week, List of Events
February 25, 2017
Microsoft, in collaboration with others, are joining together to shine a spotlight on Entrepreneurs. Throughout the week, a variety of events, resources and offers are provided to help Entrepreneurs launch, grow and succeed. Join Microsoft and an extensive roster of community supporters and proud entrepreneurs nationwide as we celebrate the business ownership journey. You’ll find both in person and online events throughout the United States offered in our list of events.
LeadsCon Las Vegas 2017
March 20, 2017, Las Vegas, Nev.
If finding, nurturing and converting quality leads are essential to your business’s growth and success, then LeadsCon is perfect for you. 5000+ people rely each year on LeadsCon (Las Vegas & New York) for unparalleled insights and access to marketing leaders. The opportunities to do business at LeadsCon Las Vegas are going to be greater than ever before – so don’t miss out on the connections and knowledge that will give you an advantage on the competition. Secure your spot at the premier gathering of performance marketers and lead gen professionals from around the world.
April 11, 2017, Los Angeles, Calif.
Grow yourself, your team & your profits! At EntreLeadership 1-Day, you will learn the six essentials of business: leadership, people, money, time, team, and higher calling. Dave Ramsey will be joined by business experts Chris Hogan & Christy Wright.
SMALLBIZ10 ($10 off)
April 25, 2017, Phoenix, Ariz.
ICON17 is a 3-day conference for small business owners. It’s packed with inspiring keynote speakers, educational breakout sessions on modern business strategies, sales & marketing best practices, Infusionsoft product training, networking.
TECHSPO Toronto 2017
May 18, 2017, Toronto, Ontario
TECHSPO Toronto 2017 is a 2-day technology expo which takes place at the Toronto Marriott Eaton Centre Hotel in Toronto, Ontario. TECHSPO Toronto brings together developers, brands, marketers, technology providers, designers, innovators and evangelists looking to set the pace in our advanced world of technology. TECHSPO Toronto 2017 promises to be better than ever and we’re excited to see all the amazing tech companies and talent that will be joining.
May 22, 2017, Los Angeles, Calif.
Secret Knock is going to be the single greatest event for the top entrepreneurs and action-takers in the world to connect, share ideas, and help take each other to the next level. Each of the attendees have believed in themselves enough to get to where they are, and they are not stopping now. Secure your application for one of the few spots left at the Secret Knock.
Sales World 2017
November 08, 2017, Online
Sales World 2017 takes place November 8th to 9th, 2017, Online; Live and On Demand. It is the largest Sales Industry Event in the World and will be attended by over 10,000 Sales Professionals. It’s the one sales event you can’t afford to miss!
DIGIMARCON WORLD 2017 – Digital Marketing Conference
November 14, 2017, Online
DIGIMARCON WORLD 2017 Digital Marketing Conference takes place November 14th to 16th, 2017. Whether your goal is to reinforce customer loyalty, improve lead generation, increase sales, or drive stronger consumer engagement, DIGIMARCON WORLD 2017’s agenda will help attendees enhance their marketing efforts. Sessions will focus on building traffic, expanding brand awareness, improving customer service and gaining insight into today’s latest digital tools.
- Legalweek, The Experience
January 31, 2017, New York, N.Y.
- Fireside Chat w/ Angela and Ethan Stowell, Founders (Ethan Stowell Restaurants)
January 31, 2017, Seattle, Wash.
- Startup Institute New York: Build a Career You Love
January 31, 2017, New York, N.Y.
- Bootstrapper Breakfast, Steven Kim: Deep Work Doubles Productivity
February 01, 2017, San Francisco, Calif.
- The Product Group February 2017
February 02, 2017, New York, N.Y.
- Event Pros Unplugged: Speed Networking Event
February 02, 2017, Chicago, Ill.
- Webinar on How to Document Employee Discussions and Why that is Important
February 07, 2017, Online
- Your Organization’s Culture: If You Don’t Get It Right, Nothing Else Matters
February 08, 2017, Online
- Productivity Improvement Seminar
February 08, 2017, Scotts Valley, Calif.
- Stick ‘Em Up! Practical Advice on How to Respond to the Threat of Ransomware -By Compliance Global Inc
February 08, 2017, Online
- Autotech Council: Human Machine Interfaces
February 10, 2017, Santa Clara, Calif.
- Impact Investing
February 15, 2017, New York, N.Y.
- Talk Presents ENGAGE: The LA Digital Storytelling Conference
February 15, 2017, Culver City, Calif.
- The Millennial Workforce: How to Engage and Tap into Their Innovative Spirit – By Compliance Global Inc
February 15, 2017, Online
- Small Business Expo 2017 – Miami
February 16, 2017, Miami, Fla.
- Personality & Relationship Sales Training
February 16, 2017, Charlotte, N.C.
- EntreLeadership Master Series
February 19, 2017, Nashville, Tenn.
- TP Minds Americas Conference 2017
February 20, 2017, Miami, Fla.
- Bootstrappers Breakfast: Liz Fraley on Bootstrapping Single-Sourcing
February 21, 2017, Sunnyvale, Calif.
- Bootstrapper Breakfast Josh Anderson: Bootstrapping FreeDNS Since 2001
February 24, 2017, Mountain View, Calif.
- VetSmallBiz Growth Challenge
March 03, 2017, Atlanta , Ga.
- Small Business Expo 2017 – Houston
October 19, 2017, Online
This weekly listing of small business events, contests and awards is provided as a community service by Small Business Trends and SmallBizTechnology.
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