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Ultimate Small Business Conferences and Events Calendar 2014
26 Nov 13 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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Once again, BusinessOpportunity.com’s list of nationwide events, conferences and activities is sure to have something that most any entrepreneur or small business owner will find helpful and interesting.
In fact, when it comes to things to do in 2014, we’re pretty sure our list is the most extensive, most exhaustive and all-encompassing online calendar you’ll find out there anyplace, anywhere!

However, and given that we’re still finishing out 2013, we have to acknowledge that all of the listings we'd like to include for the coming year aren’t available just yet.

At the same time, we hope you’ll view this as a pretty good start on your New Year's “to do" list!

Please make sure to bookmark our site and check back with us frequently, especially in the early spring when our Ultimate Small Business Conferences and Events Calendar update will be available.

Meantime, just page down to the region or regions of the country you're most interested in, and let the planning of what to do in 2014 begin…

Nationwide/Online

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) — January thru December

A list of monthly ongoing virtual and in-person events on a whole range of topics to assist small business owners with everything from marketing and taxes to business management and strategic planning…and everything in between. Filter by topic, by date, by district/region of the country and by area of interest. 

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Online Small Business Learning Center — January thru December

Find online training classes, videos, engage in chat sessions and have access to a whole host of other tools and resources, all designed especially for the small business owner. Plus, see how your business stacks up against the competition and find out how you can obtain the counseling, mentoring and training services you need most, all at little to no cost and in your area.

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation — January thru December, Various Cities Nation/Worldwide

The mission of the Kauffman Foundation is to help individuals attain economic independence by advancing educational achievement and entrepreneurial success. Given its primary focus is on fostering this kind of activity, the Foundation hosts, sponsors, speaks and exhibits at events locally, nationally and internationally in order to share resources with entrepreneurs and educators throughout the world.

National Minority Supplier Development Council State and Regional Events ― January thru December

Hosted by the National Minority Supplier Development Council, one of the country's leading business membership organizations with regional councils that certify and match more than 16,000 minority-owned businesses (Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American) with member corporations that want to purchase goods and services.

National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) State-by-State Events ― January thru December

The National Federation of Independent Business is the leading small business association representing small and independent businesses. Its mission is to promote and protect the right of our members to own, operate and grow their businesses. NFIB also gives its members strength in the marketplace by pooling their purchasing power and giving them access to many business products and services at discounted costs. It also provides timely information designed to help small businesses succeed.

SCORE’s Free Local and State Business Workshops ― January thru December

SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow and succeed nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and has been mentoring small business owners for more than forty years. SCORE’s valuable network of 13,000+ volunteers offers small business entrepreneurs confidential business counseling services at little to no charge, and it also hosts numerous nationwide workshops all year long, both online and off.

Tory Johnson’s Spark and Hustle 2014 National Tour — Various Cities, March thru June

Twenty participants per event. One day. One table. One objective…customized ideas and activities to grow your business. Designed for the most seriously committed entrepreneur in search of an intimate, intensely focused day-long program that delivers results! Build your influence. Secure media coverage that will drive sales. Build strategic growth partnerships, and learn more about content creation, why it matters and how to tackle it with ease.

Retailer One-on-One Deal-Making Event and Franchise Show ― Various Cities, All Year Long (Slated as of this writing for Orlando and Nashville)

Founded in 1999, Retailer One On One is a laidback, casual-attire, networking and deal-making event, comprised of retailers, restaurant owners, shopping center owners, investors, brokers, attorneys, architects, engineers and others associated with the commercial real estate industry. Retailer One-on-One delivers more active retail and restaurant concepts than any other event and has generated thousands of deals since its inception.

National Entrepreneurship Week ― Nationwide Events by State, February 15-22

Hosted by the Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education, this is the one week each year when all fifty states are focused on supporting, acknowledging and celebrating business owners across the country.

2014 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo ― May 2014, Location and Date TBD

Attracts more than 1,500 attendees annually from around the country. Offers informative sessions, high-powered speakers, networking opportunities and essential tools for emerging and established entrepreneurs. 

Northeast Region: Maine, Vt., N.H., R.I., Mass., N.Y., Conn.

NYC Small Business Development Center ― Various New York regional events, January thru December

The New York State Small Business Development Center (NYS SBDC) is the premier business assistance organization in New York State, providing expert management and technical assistance to start-up and existing businesses across the region. The NYS SBDC is administered by State University of New York and funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration, the State of New York and host campuses.

Boston Income Opportunity Expo — Boston, Mass., January 3-5

Where income-seeking individuals can find their dream job of being in business for themselves, but not by themselves, and where select, participating franchises, multi-level-marketing companies (MLMs) , direct-sales, at-home and online businesses can attract pre-educated and pre-qualified new business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.

Social Media Strategies for Financial Services Training Conference — New York, N.Y., March 25-26

Financial rulings and regulations continue to focus in on social media usage guidelines. Financial service institutions have been slow to approach the opportunities that exist within social media, but the time has come to press forward into the new digital frontier. New platforms continue to emerge, and the benefits of social engagement highly out way the risks. This training course will guide you through the social media adoption process by providing marketing strategies, legal advice and industry case studies on how to navigate social media effectively.

CT Business Expo — Hartford, Conn., June 5

Connect and learn about new products, expand your customer base, gain access to key decision makers, stay ahead of your competition, broaden your brand awareness, meet new prospects, generate new leads, see new products and services and attend networking events all in one day…Connecting at the CT Business Expo!

Social Media Strategies Summit — New York, N.Y., June 11-12

Master key social media marketing skills to reach your business goals! The Social Media Strategies Summit will be coming back to New York! Whether your organization is a start-up or a large enterprise, SMSS will provide you with relevant case study examples, interactive workshops and engaging sessions to boost your social media marketing efforts and reach your company’s business goals. We are still putting together the agenda and working on our stellar speaker line-up, but we want you to stay informed.

Small Business Expo ― New York City, N.Y., at Pier 92, June 12

The largest B2B trade show, conference and networking event for small business owners. Business owners browse and meet in a huge exhibition hall filled with exhibitors showcasing valuable products and services to help their businesses grow, attend small business workshops, seminars and meet-ups, network with other small business owners and entrepreneurs in the cyber lounge and speed networking areas, and watch exciting product demos.

Annual International Franchise Expo ― New York City, N.Y., June 19-21

Find the business you’ve always been looking for in just one weekend! Join thousands of entrepreneurs and business owners for the largest franchise expo in the country. Meet hundreds of proven franchised businesses from every industry and at every investment level.

Affiliate Summit East 2014 —New York, N.Y., August 10-12

This three day conference included an exhibit hall with affiliate merchants, vendors, and networks, as well as multiple tracks of educational sessions covering the latest trends and information from affiliate marketing experts.

Small Business Expo ― Boston, Mass., at the Hynes Convention Center, October 2

The largest B2B trade show, conference and networking event for small business owners. Business owners browse and meet in a huge exhibition hall filled with exhibitors showcasing valuable products and services to help their businesses grow, attend small business workshops, seminars and meet-ups, network with other small business owners and entrepreneurs in the cyber lounge and speed networking areas, and watch exciting product demos.

New York Business Expo and Conference — New York, N.Y., October 30

For nine years, this event has been the Northeast’s LARGEST B2B trade show, conference and networking event for business owners and executives. NY Xpo is the only one-day event of its kind that provides small and mid-sized businesses with unparalleled opportunities to grow their businesses. This annual business trade show brings together executives from all industries to enjoy face-to-face networking and high-level business education. Through facilitated meetings and distinct show features you will learn custom business solutions that you can implement immediately to improve your bottom line.

Franchise and Business Opportunities Expo — New York/New Jersey at the Meadowlands Exposition Center, Fall Date 2014 TBD

The Area’s Largest Franchise and Business Opportunities Showcase - 2 days only! See all your business ownership options in one place. Meet with the best known franchises and hottest new opportunities. This exciting two-day event is perfect for exploring the option of self-employment. Buying a franchise means you are in business for yourself... but not by yourself. Owning a franchise means you own a proven business concept, and have the support you need to be successful. Take control of your financial future — invest in yourself!

Eastern Region: Pa., N.J., Del., Md., Va., W.Va. and the District of Columbia

University of Pittsburgh Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence ― Pittsburgh, Pa., January thru December

Created by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, the Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence continues to provide the power to impact the economic vitality of western Pennsylvania. Over the last decade, the Institute has launched hundreds of innovative companies, created thousands of new jobs and secured hundreds of millions of dollars for business growth. Hosts year-long events offering business support, consulting, business education programs and networking opportunities.

Franchise and Business Opportunities Expo — Philadelphia, Pa., at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, January 25-26

The Area’s Largest Franchise and Business Opportunities Showcase - 2 days only! See all your business ownership options in one place. Meet with the best known franchises and hottest new opportunities. This exciting two-day event is perfect for exploring the option of self-employment. Buying a franchise means you are in business for yourself... but not by yourself. Owning a franchise means you own a proven business concept, and have the support you need to be successful. Take control of your financial future — invest in yourself!

2014 National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) Annual Conference — Washington, D.C., March 12-15

The theme of this year’s NCRC Annual Conference is “A Just Economy: Ideas, Action, Impact.” This event is the largest national gathering of community non-profits, policymakers, government officials, small businesses, media, and academia—all focused on how together they can create a more just economic framework to improve the lives of American families, workers, older adults, children and the environment, while strengthening global access to credit and capital.

Women as Veteran Entrepreneurs (WAVE) 4th Annual Women Veterans Small Business Seminar — Arlington, Va., March 20

The purpose of the WAVE is to provide a forum for Veteran Woman-Owned Small Businesses to promote success through: creating the opportunity to meet prime contractors to discuss business teaming, sub-contracting and mentoring opportunities, providing information detailing success strategies for doing business with the government, networking, and creating a sense of civic responsibility to give back to support our Women Veterans.

Parnassah Nationwide Business Networking Event 2014 — Edison, N.J. at the New Jersey Convention and Expo Center, March 25-26

It's about time you got to shake the right hands and close the deal! Parnassah Expo is the largest general B2B networking event in the United States, and the most comprehensive and unique. Whatever industry you're in, Parnassah gives you the opportunity to take advantage of a wealth of innovative resources to meet and network with promising new contacts.

9th Annual Veterans in Business Conference ― Arlington, Va., March 27

Provides education, networking and business opportunities for Veteran and Service-Disabled Veteran Small Business Owners. Created by civic and business leaders in Northern Virginia to provide training and exposure to veterans who wish to grow their businesses through contracting and subcontracting opportunities with the Federal Government.

York County International and Workforce Expo — York, Pa., April 29-30

Use the Expo to make business- to-business connections and learn about local products and services that may help your business maintain a competitive edge. Features new exhibitors from the manufacturing sector and supply chain companies, reinforcing the value of the business-to-business atmosphere. The Alliance will once again partner with the World Trade Center Harrisburg to provide resources for local businesses looking to expand internationally, and international business service providers and embassies from around the world will be invited to display.

CelebrAsian 2014 Procurement Opportunity Conference — Tysons Corner, Va., June 2-4

CelebrAsian is the oldest and largest pan Asian American Procurement Opportunity Conference in the United States. For over 28 years USPAACC has worked diligently in partnership with Corporate America and the Federal, State and Local Government to open doors to contract, educational and professional opportunities for the Asian American community. The Annual CelebrAsian Conference shines a spotlight on these ongoing endeavors as well as the impressive achievements of Asian Americans.

America’s Small Business Summit ― Washington, D.C., June 11-13

An annual event held by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, America’s Small Business Summit unites small business owners, managers and entrepreneurs from across the country to learn, network and discuss common legislative and management concerns. Help influence our nation’s economic and political agenda by advocating for pro-business policies through the Rally on the Hill portion of the program. For more information and important dates, continue to check the summit website.

TechConnect WORLD Summit and Innovation Showcase 2013 — Washington, D.C., June 15-19

TechConnect World is uniquely designed to accelerate the commercialization of innovations, out of the lab and into industry. Nanotech, Microtech, Biotech, Cleantech…we’re gathering the world's leading market-focused research and commercially-viable innovations into the largest global technology accelerator program. Join leading funding agencies, national and federal labs, universities, tech transfer offices, and investment and corporate partners as we accelerate the commercialization of the world's top innovations in Washington D.C.

Women’s Business Enterprise National Council 15th National Conference and Business Fair 2014 ― Philadelphia, Pa., June 23-25

Thousands of attendees and hundreds of exhibitors are drawn to this event, including more than 100 WBENC-certified WBE exhibitors from across the nation. Attendees have access to opportunities that connect WBENC-certified WBEs, WBENC Corporate Members, Regional Partner Organization (RPO) leaders, RPO Corporate Members, government agency representatives and small business owners.

In the Pinc Women Small Business Owners’ Expo Tour 2014 — Norfolk, Va., September 13

The Women Small Business Owners’ Expo is about providing women entrepreneurs and women small business owners with a place and a platform not only to promote their businesses, but to meet and support other like-minded women. Our overall goal for hosting small business expos and showcases is to give micro-small and home-based small businesses an opportunity to gain exposure in the community, network with other small business owners, enhance their database, and network and connect with potential clients/customers.

Southeast Region: N.C., S.C., Ga., Fla.

Small Business Expo ― Miami, Fla., at the Miami Beach Convention Center, January 16

The largest B2B trade show, conference and networking event for small business owners. Business owners browse and meet in a huge exhibition hall filled with exhibitors showcasing valuable products and services to help their businesses grow, attend small business workshops, seminars and meet-ups, network with other small business owners and entrepreneurs in the cyber lounge and speed networking areas, and watch exciting product demos.

SEEC (Southeast Entrepreneurship Conference) 2014 ― Tampa, Fla., February 21-22

The 2014 Southeast Entrepreneurship Conference (SEEC 2014) is a two-day conference that will allow students to engage in networking opportunities with students and business professionals from across the nation. The main event of SEEC 2014 is the Spartan Pitch Competition. Students will have 90 seconds to pitch their startup business idea to a panel of judges and will be competing for funding to kick-start their venture. Conference also includes provided meals and social events.

Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit — Boca Raton, Fla., February 26–March 1

Attend the Women of Power Summit hosted by State Farm, and explore all the ways you can achieve your professional and personal goals. This four-day event caters to executive women of color. It’s your opportunity to connect with other powerful women, develop professional strategies, and get expert advice from today’s leading female executives and decision makers.

29th Annual SFMSDC Business Expo: The Blueprint for Business Success ― Fort Lauderdale, Fla. at the Broward County Convention Center, March 20-21

The Southern Florida Minority Supplier Development Council’s premier activity that draws business leaders and corporations from across the state and around the country. Consists of a trade show, workshops and a luncheon that provides a forum to network and showcase your company’s products and services. Network with procurement specialists from Fortune 500 companies, educational institutions and government agencies; develop new contacts and resources; negotiate potential procurement contracts and learn about trends and issues important to minority business development.

2014 Pitt County Business Expo — Greenville, N.C., April 3

Showcasing Greenville and Pitt County’s finest businesses and organizations! The Expo, which is open to the public, will feature products and services from more than 115 local businesses and organizations, with 129 booths and provides a unique opportunity for visitors to access a wide variety of local businesses and organizations.

Savannah’s Women in Business Expo — Savannah, Ga., April 5

The Savannah's Women In Business Expo is a premier consumer event where participating exhibitors have an opportunity to showcase their products and service and attendees have an opportunity to enjoy health, fitness, business, education, home, design, fashion, beauty, travel, leisure and more! Helps you win customers and gain knowledge ahead of your competition with a minimal investment.

Franchise and Business Opportunities Expo — Tampa, Fla., at the Tampa Convention Center, April 6-7

The Expo invites consumers wanting to start their own business to attend this exciting, upcoming two-day event! Perfect for exploring the option of self-employment. Buying a franchise means you are in business for yourself … but not by yourself. It also means you own a proven business concept and have the support you need to be successful! Take control of your financial future – invest in yourself!

Raleigh Chamber of Commerce Business Expo 2014 — Raleigh, N.C., May 1

Business Expo is an easy, affordable way to give your company maximum exposure in front of thousands of people, as well as learn what goods and services are available for your business. Get qualified leads and make quality connections while marketing your business to thousands of consumers. Exhibitors can also download our free, all-new app that extends your exposure and makes it easier than ever for attendees to find your business. Connect with more than 200 businesses that can provide products and services your company needs.

In the Pinc Women Small Business Owners’ Expo Tour 2014 — Beaufort, S.C., May 3

The Women Small Business Owners’ Expo is about providing women entrepreneurs and women small business owners with a place and a platform not only to promote their businesses, but to meet and support other like-minded women. Our overall goal for hosting small business expos and showcases is to give micro-small and home-based small businesses an opportunity to gain exposure in the community, network with other small business owners, enhance their database, and network and connect with potential clients/customers.

Franchise and Business Opportunities Expo — Charlotte, N.C., at the Metrolina Tradeshow Expo, May 31-June 1

The Area’s Largest Franchise and Business Opportunities Showcase - 2 days only! See all your business ownership options in one place. Meet with the best known franchises and hottest new opportunities. This exciting two-day event is perfect for exploring the option of self-employment. Buying a franchise means you are in business for yourself... but not by yourself. Owning a franchise means you own a proven business concept, and have the support you need to be successful. Take control of your financial future — invest in yourself!

Franchise and Business Opportunities Expo — Jacksonville, Fla., at the Osborn Convention Center, June 7-8

Jacksonville’s Largest Franchise and Business Opportunities Showcase - 2 days only! See all your business ownership options in one place. Meet with the best known franchises and hottest new opportunities. This exciting two-day event is perfect for exploring the option of self-employment. Buying a franchise means you are in business for yourself... but not by yourself. Owning a franchise means you own a proven business concept, and have the support you need to be successful. Take control of your financial future — invest in yourself!

Franchise and Business Opportunities Expo — Atlanta, Ga., at the Cobb Galleria, September 6-7

The Expo invites consumers wanting to start their own business to attend this exciting, upcoming two-day event! Perfect for exploring the option of self-employment. Buying a franchise means you are in business for yourself … but not by yourself. It also means you own a proven business concept and have the support you need to be successful! Take control of your financial future – invest in yourself!

In the Pinc Women Small Business Owners’ Expo Tour 2014 — Atlanta, Ga., October 4

The Women Small Business Owners’ Expo is about providing women entrepreneurs and women small business owners with a place and a platform not only to promote their businesses, but to meet and support other like-minded women. Our overall goal for hosting small business expos and showcases is to give micro-small and home-based small businesses an opportunity to gain exposure in the community, network with other small business owners, enhance their database, and network and connect with potential clients/customers.

Franchise and Business Opportunities Expo — Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Fall Date TBD

The Expo invites consumers wanting to start their own business to attend this exciting, upcoming two-day event! Perfect for exploring the option of self-employment. Buying a franchise means you are in business for yourself … but not by yourself. It also means you own a proven business concept and have the support you need to be successful! Take control of your financial future – invest in yourself!

North Region: Mich., Wis., Minn., N.D., S.D.

Franchise and Business Opportunities Expo ― Milwaukee, Wis., at the Wisconsin State Fair Park, March 15-16

The Expo invites consumers wanting to start their own business to attend this exciting, upcoming two-day event! Perfect for exploring the option of self-employment. Buying a franchise means you are in business for yourself … but not by yourself. It also means you own a proven business concept and have the support you need to be successful! Take control of your financial future – invest in yourself!

In the Pinc Women Small Business Owners’ Expo Tour 2014 — Milwaukee, Wis., March 22

The Women Small Business Owners’ Expo is about providing women entrepreneurs and women small business owners with a place and a platform not only to promote their businesses, but to meet and support other like-minded women. Our overall goal for hosting small business expos and showcases is to give micro-small and home-based small businesses an opportunity to gain exposure in the community, network with other small business owners, enhance their database, and network and connect with potential clients/customers.

Elk River Area Chamber of Commerce Business and Community Expo 2014 — Elk River, Minn., March 30

Business Expo is the place for area residents and businesses to get acquainted. Over 180 businesses and community groups exhibit at this annual event, so whether you are new to the community or have been here all your life, you are sure to discover something new.

2014 Women’s Business Conference — Eau Claire, Wis., April 10

If you're thinking of starting, improving or expanding a business, this conference is for you! The 2013 Women's Business Conference connects attendees with the resources they need to be successful. At this full-day conference, attendees learn from established members of the business community in Western Wisconsin, talk to business assistance providers and network with over 500 emerging entrepreneurs.

In the Pinc Women Small Business Owners’ Expo Tour 2014 — Minneapolis, Minn., May 17

The Women Small Business Owners’ Expo is about providing women entrepreneurs and women small business owners with a place and a platform not only to promote their businesses, but to meet and support other like-minded women. Our overall goal for hosting small business expos and showcases is to give micro-small and home-based small businesses an opportunity to gain exposure in the community, network with other small business owners, enhance their database, and network and connect with potential clients/customers.

Franchise and Business Opportunities Expo ― Minneapolis, Minn., at the Minneapolis Convention Center, November 2-3

Minnesota’s ONLY Franchise and Business Opportunities Showcase, the Expo invites consumers wanting to start their own business to attend this exciting, upcoming two-day event! Perfect for exploring the option of self-employment. Buying a franchise means you are in business for yourself … but not by yourself. It also means you own a proven business concept and have the support you need to be successful! Take control of your financial future – invest in yourself!

Central Region: Ohio, Ky., Ind., Ill., Iowa, Mo., Kan., Neb.

EntreFest! 2014 ― Iowa, Spring Date TBD

EntreFest! is a two-day conference dedicated to Iowa small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs. It provides attendees with an opportunity to hear nationally-acclaimed speakers, participate in relevant and information-rich breakout sessions, have interactive learning sessions and meet with like-minded individual in a fun and informal setting.

Franchise and Business Opportunities Expo ― Cleveland, Ohio, at the I-X Center, March 29-30

Cleveland’s Largest Franchise and Business Opportunities Expo invites consumers wanting to start their own business to attend this exciting, upcoming two-day event! Perfect for exploring the option of self-employment. Buying a franchise means you are in business for yourself … but not by yourself. It also means you own a proven business concept and have the support you need to be successful! Take control of your financial future – invest in yourself!

Small Business Expo ―Chicago, Ill., at Navy Pier, April 24

The largest B2B trade show, conference and networking event for small business owners. Business owners browse and meet in a huge exhibition hall filled with exhibitors showcasing valuable products and services to help their businesses grow, attend small business workshops, seminars and meet-ups, network with other small business owners and entrepreneurs in the cyber lounge and speed networking areas, and watch exciting product demos.

Social Media Strategies Summit — Chicago, Ill., April 29 – May 1

Master key social media marketing skills to reach your business goals! The Social Media Strategies Summit will be coming back to Chicago! Whether your organization is a start-up or a large enterprise, SMSS will provide you with relevant case study examples, interactive workshops and engaging sessions to boost your social media marketing efforts and reach your company’s business goals. We are still putting together the agenda and working on our stellar speaker line-up, but we want you to stay informed.

International Franchise Association (IFA) 47th Annual Legal Symposium — Chicago, Ill., May 4-6

The Premier Event for Franchise Legal and Business Minds! IFA’s Annual Legal Symposium focuses on a different theme each year designed to ensure franchisors and franchisees have a mutual interest in protecting their brand, providing value to their customers and getting a return on their investment.

Midwest Entrepreneurship Conference — Omaha, Neb., Date TBD

The go-to conference for young and ambitious entrepreneurs held each year at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Franchise and Business Opportunities Expo ― Chicago, Ill., Fall Date TBD

The Expo invites consumers wanting to start their own business to attend this exciting, upcoming two-day event! Perfect for exploring the option of self-employment. Buying a franchise means you are in business for yourself … but not by yourself. It also means you own a proven business concept and have the support you need to be successful! Take control of your financial future – invest in yourself!

South Region: Texas, Okla., Ark., La., Tenn., Miss., Ala.

USASBE 2014 Conference: Cowboys, Culture and Creativity —Fort Worth, Texas, January 9-12

The United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship® (USASBE) is the largest independent, professional, academic organization in the world dedicated to advancing the discipline of entrepreneurship. With over 1000 members from universities and colleges, for-profit businesses, nonprofit organizations, and the public sector, USASBE is a diverse mix of professionals that share a common commitment to fostering entrepreneurial attitudes and behaviors.

Entrepreneur Magazine’s 6th Annual GROWTH Conference 2014 — New Orleans, La., January 22

Challenge your thinking and get fresh ideas, hands on tools, powerful insights and strategies that work. Plus, get in on the conversation with how-to sessions, invaluable networking, and an unforgettable luncheon honoring the Entrepreneur of 2013 winners. Pitch your business to be featured in Entrepreneur! Network with your small business community peers, and enjoy a day of ideas for a year of success.

MomCom Austin — Austin, Texas, January 24-25

MomCom Life events help moms answer the question, “What’s next?” MomCom brings together mothers of diverse ages, backgrounds and life experiences to support each other, share stories and create a community of like-minded women. Speakers include women who have built businesses, written books, published successful blogs or contributed to the community in their own way. They are “ordinary moms” doing extraordinary work. Are you ready to connect with real women who will inspire you to take that next step? We’re guessing you are. Join us!

Work from Home Expo — Knoxville, Tenn., January 24-25

The mission of the Expo is to educate, motivate and empower people to start their own businesses, change their financial futures and live their lives on their own terms. It’s about falling in love with life, finding your passion and living your dreams.

Round Rock Annual Business Expo 2014 — Round Rock, Texas, February 4

The Round Rock Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce that the 4th Annual Business Expo will be held on Tuesday, February 4 from 3-5:30 pm at the United Heritage Center at the Dell Diamond! We anticipate more than 45 exhibitors and hundreds of attendees at what has become the premier annual business event in Round Rock!

Franchise Expo South ― Houston, Texas at the Reliant Center, February 6-8

Join thousands of entrepreneurs and business owners at the Franchise Expo South, the premier franchise expo serving the Southwestern US, Latin America and the Caribbean. Meet hundreds of proven franchised businesses at every investment level.

54nd Annual International Franchise Association Convention ―New Orleans, La., February 22-25

IFA's Annual Convention is the premier event in franchising. World-class speakers, franchise experts, development and networking opportunities such as the ICFE Special Sessions, Annual Leadership Conference, Taste of Franchising and Franchising Gives Back await you. An exhibit hall will showcase the latest products and services of nearly 300 companies. What are you waiting for?

WBENC 2013 Summit and Salute to Women’s Business Enterprises ― New Orleans, La., March 18-20

One of the "do not miss" business events of the year. Brings together America's leading corporations, government agencies, women business owners and strategic partner organizations for a comprehensive two-day program that focuses on business forecasts, market trends and best practices. Provides networking environments conducive to business and honors Women's Business Enterprise (WBE) Stars for their achievements and leadership, while also paying tribute to America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises.

EXPO Chattanooga — Chattanooga, Tenn., March 19

Hosted by the Chattanooga Chamber, EXPO Chattanooga is the largest showcase of local products and services and draws hundreds of key business decision-makers and community leaders. EXPO Chattanooga is a great way to make new business connections and maintain your ties with current business partners.

Entrepreneurs Inspire Conference — Oklahoma City, Okla., April 8

The Entrepreneurs Inspire Conference is geared towards female and male entrepreneurs in Oklahoma who: a) have started a business, b) have an idea for a new business, or c) are looking to grow their existing businesses. Modeled after our nationally-recognized and ranked Women Entrepreneurs (WE) Inspire Conference, the new Entrepreneurs Inspire conference is a resource-packed day featuring both local and national entrepreneurial role models and speakers discussing their failures and successes, as well as providing conference attendees with the latest in business development and strategy. With over 750 entrepreneurs and more than 30 acclaimed speakers in attendance, the conference is also an incredible networking opportunity.

In the Pinc Women Small Business Owners’ Expo Tour 2014 — Little Rock, Ark., April 19

The Women Small Business Owners’ Expo is about providing women entrepreneurs and women small business owners with a place and a platform not only to promote their businesses, but to meet and support other like-minded women. Our overall goal for hosting small business expos and showcases is to give micro-small and home-based small businesses an opportunity to gain exposure in the community, network with other small business owners, enhance their database, and network and connect with potential clients/customers.

Small Business Expo ― Dallas, Texas, at the Dallas Convention Center, May 15

The largest B2B trade show, conference and networking event for small business owners. Business owners browse and meet in a huge exhibition hall filled with exhibitors showcasing valuable products and services to help their businesses grow, attend small business workshops, seminars and meet-ups, network with other small business owners and entrepreneurs in the cyber lounge and speed networking areas, and watch exciting product demos.

Franchise and Business Opportunities Expo ―Dallas, Texas, at the Dallas Market Hall, May 17-18

The Expo invites consumers wanting to start their own business to attend this exciting, upcoming two-day event! Perfect for exploring the option of self-employment. Buying a franchise means you are in business for yourself … but not by yourself. It also means you own a proven business concept and have the support you need to be successful! Take control of your financial future – invest in yourself!

NBIA’s 28th International Conference on Business Incubation — New Orleans, La., May 18-21

Learn new techniques for better assisting your clients. Connect with the best minds in the business. Explore firsthand how some of the world’s most successful incubator managers operate their programs. NBIA’s International Conference on Business Incubation is the premier event for business incubation and entrepreneur support professionals. Whatever learning opportunities you’re looking for, this event has them.

GROWCO Conference ― Nashville, Tenn., May 20-22

Inc. created GROWCO, a three-day conference, for business leaders who want brass tacks advice to achieve the next level of growth. GROWCO speakers include founders and CEOs of fast-growing companies, icons in the business community, and authors of definitive business tomes. Learn how to develop a vision, manage a team, create a brand, get the most for your marketing dollar, connect with customers, close deals and find capital.

eWomen Network’s 14th Annual International Conference and Business Expo — Dallas, Texas, August 7-10

The eWomen Network International Conference and Business Expo has become the premier business-building, revenue-generating event in North America for visionary women entrepreneurs. The Conference is a delicious smorgasbord of breakthrough ideas, concepts, connections and proven high-performance strategies mixed with extraordinary networking, libations, sumptuous food and an Extreme Tropical Adventure Dance Party. The Conference attracts the crème de la crème of business women, ranging from those who are just starting a business to those who are scaling and reaching or exceeding the million-dollar mark. The education, opportunities, collaboration and connections offered at the eWomenNetwork Conference serve business owners and entrepreneurs in all phases of business.

In the Pinc Women Small Business Owners’ Expo Tour 2014 — Memphis and Nashville, Tenn., August 15 and 30, respectively

The Women Small Business Owners’ Expo is about providing women entrepreneurs and women small business owners with a place and a platform not only to promote their businesses, but to meet and support other like-minded women. Our overall goal for hosting small business expos and showcases is to give micro-small and home-based small businesses an opportunity to gain exposure in the community, network with other small business owners, enhance their database, and network and connect with potential clients/customers.

America’s Small Business Development Center Network’s Annual Conference — Grapevine (Dallas/Fort Worth), Texas, September 9-12

America’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) network helps Americans start, run and grow their own businesses with free, face-to-face business consulting and low-cost training on writing business plans, accessing capital, marketing, regulatory compliance, international trade and so much more! Don’t miss the 34th annual conference this year, which will showcase more than 100 workshops, training sessions and meetings for both seasoned SBDC participants and those who are new to the network.

Northwest Region: Wash., Ore., Idaho, Mont.

Idaho Business Opportunity Conference — Boise, Idaho, February 27

This conference is an excellent opportunity for Idaho manufacturers, contractors and distributors to meet with purchasing professionals from many of the Northwest’s largest corporations and government agencies. Attendees will also have the opportunity to individually connect with one another and learn how various products and services can match up with purchasing needs. Attendees include any Idaho business looking for new customers and expanded sales. The conference will give them many opportunities to network, as well as attend informative seminars that offer techniques and ideas to improve various aspects of business.

Montana SBDC Network 5th Annual Invest in Success Small Business Conference — Butte, Mont., April 23-24

The SBDC Network organizes an annual small business conference that takes place in a different city in Montana every year. Created in 2008, the conference is designed to provide small business owners the opportunity to obtain relevant business knowledge and enhance their financial, managerial and technical skills as well as connect with key resource providers and network with their peers in the small business community. A two-day conference that includes local business tours, a networking reception, multiple breakout sessions and a renowned keynote speaker, Invest in Success is steadily becoming one of the most popular small business conferences in the state of Montana.

ASTRA Women’s Business Alliance Events and Activities — Regional, All Year Long

In 2000, Astra established its status as a nonprofit and formed an alliance with the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the most trusted national organization for women providing certification for women-owned businesses. Today, Astra administers WBENC certification in northern California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Alaska, while also working with corporations and women-owned businesses to expand relationships through events, training, and mentoring. Our results-driven programs all share an overarching objective—to help our members thrive and grow.

Business Oregon: Where Business Grows — Ongoing Statewide Events and Activities, All Year Long

Business Oregon works to create, retain, expand and attract businesses that provide sustainable, living-wage jobs for Oregonians through public-private partnerships, leveraged funding and support of economic opportunities for Oregon companies and entrepreneurs.

Western Region: Calif., Nev., Wyo., Utah, Colo.

Affiliate Summit West 2014 — Las Vegas, Nev., January 12-14

This three day conference included an exhibit hall with affiliate merchants, vendors, and networks, as well as multiple tracks of educational sessions covering the latest trends and information from affiliate marketing experts.

Social Media Strategies Summit 2014 — Las Vegas, Nev., February 4-6

Master key social media marketing skills to reach your business goals! Three full days of interactive learning includes keynotes from top social media Innovators, workshops to provide you with a blueprint to incorporate your business goals, case studies from brands who “Got it Right” by incorporating social media marketing, proven strategies, tactics and tools to leverage your social channels, and networking opportunities.

38th Annual Small Business Institute Conference: Betting Big on Small Business — Las Vegas, Nev., February 13-15

The mission of the Small Business Institute is to be the premier provider of professional development for those engaged in experiential student team consulting and related entrepreneurship education, research and activities. SBI is the link between business, education and community.

7th Annual Launch Festival 2014 — San Francisco, Calif., Feb. 24-26

The best place to launch your startup, raise money and learn about starting a company! More than 5,000 attendees, an audience of 3,000+, office hours with great investors/entrepreneurs, world-class, high-energy launch team guidance, fiery competition, skills building opportunities... It’s all here at Launch Festival 2014!

Reservation Economic Summit (RES) 2013 ― Las Vegas, Nev., March 17-20

Sponsored by The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development, RES is the premier conference of its kind in the nation. Attendees include American Indian and Indigenous entrepreneurs, tribal economic and business development decision-makers, tribal leaders, government and corporate executives, and buyers seeking Indian suppliers and contractors. The 28th Annual National Reservation Economic Summit in Las Vegas will feature respected tribal leaders, state, and local elected officials and top CEO’s, networking, teaming opportunities, business development sessions, American Indian Procurement opportunities and much more.

Work-at-Home Business and Franchise Expo and the Longevity Fair ― San Diego, Calif., March 29-30

WaHB Expo is a business opportunity and franchise showcase! What differentiates WaHB Expo from other business opportunity and franchise expos is access—specifically, access by the average American family. While a typical expo features opportunities that require start-up investments of hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars, rendering them relatively unattainable, WaHB Expo makes the idea of starting a business much more realistic for many. In fact, start-up investment options for a new business start as low as $50 and go as high as $75,000.

Franchise and Business Opportunities Expo — Northern Calif., at the San Mateo County Expo Center, April 5-6

Northern California’s Largest Franchise and Business Opportunities Expo invites consumers wanting to start their own business to attend this exciting, upcoming two-day event! Perfect for exploring the option of self-employment. Buying a franchise means you are in business for yourself … but not by yourself. It also means you own a proven business concept and have the support you need to be successful! Take control of your financial future – invest in yourself!

SPREE 2014: The Specialty Retail Entrepreneur Expo and Conference ― Las Vegas, Nev., April 8-10

Heralded as the world’s largest event for the cart, kiosk and temporary retail industry. Learn what it takes to become part of the $12 billion specialty retail industry; discover new concepts, locations and services to grow your business; develop new leads and growth strategies; network with key industry contacts and meet with the “who’s who” in specialty retail including manufacturers, wholesalers and suppliers, property managers and developers and service providers; gain valuable industry exposure; participate in informative educational seminars designed specifically for you; find everything you need to start your first enterprise or grow your existing business.

25th Professional Businesswomen of California Conference: Standing Together, Rising Above — San Francisco, Calif., May 13

The Professional Business Women of California’s 25th Anniversary Conference will be a landmark event celebrating a quarter-century of standing together for gender equity. A full conference line-up, to be announced shortly, will feature inspiring speakers, interactive learning, and purposeful networking to help women advance personally and professionally, and to propel womankind toward 50/50 representation at all levels, across all industries.

Fortune Brainstorm GREEN: Sustainable Solutions Conference — Laguna Nigel, Calif., May 19-21

Fortune Brainstorm GREEN: Sustainable Solutions brings together an extraordinary community of the smartest CEOs and senior executives, investors, policy makers, environmentalists and thought leaders. We’ll formulate innovative approaches to the most important issues surrounding corporate sustainability, energy, smart cities, and investing in the future economy. As always, our focus will be on the role that business can play, profitably, in achieving these solutions.

Veteran Entrepreneur Training Symposium ―Reno, Nev., June 16-19

A business development conference created by veterans for veterans that provides the knowledge and relationships needed for veterans to transition into business ownership, especially where it involves servicing the Federal Government. VETS is focused on one thing—the success of your Veteran-owned Small Business. Created by veterans for veterans, VETS connects you with Federal agencies, prime contractors, and other business owners, who can help you find work in the Federal marketplace.

Small Business Expo ― San Francisco, Calif., at Fort Mason, September 18

The largest B2B trade show, conference and networking event for small business owners. Business owners browse and meet in a huge exhibition hall filled with exhibitors showcasing valuable products and services to help their businesses grow, attend small business workshops, seminars and meet-ups, network with other small business owners and entrepreneurs in the cyber lounge and speed networking areas, and watch exciting product demos.

West Coast Franchise Expo — Anaheim, Calif., at the Anaheim Convention Center, October 2-4

FIND THE BUSINESS YOU'VE ALWAYS BEEN LOOKING FOR — IN JUST ONE WEEKEND! Join thousands of entrepreneurs and business owners at the West Coast Franchise Expo, the largest franchise expo in the West. Meet hundreds of proven franchise opportunities. Every industry. Every investment level. Full-time and part-time.

Small Business Expo ― Los Angeles, Calif., at California Market Center, November 6

The largest B2B trade show, conference and networking event for small business owners. Business owners browse and meet in a huge exhibition hall filled with exhibitors showcasing valuable products and services to help their businesses grow, attend small business workshops, seminars and meet-ups, network with other small business owners and entrepreneurs in the cyber lounge and speed networking areas, and watch exciting product demos.

Large Vision Business Network Mixer — Las Vegas, Nev., Monthly All Year Long

LVBNM’s first monthly event was produced in July of 2007. By fall of that year, the LVBNM grew in numbers of attendees as well as vendors and moved to a new venue, which has been the case year after year as these events have grown. With a track record of 34,300 in attendees and over 4,200 businesses exhibiting, LVBNM’s goal is to bring all business vendors exhibiting and attendees together to network with each other.

Southwest Region: Ariz., N.M., Hawaii

Women Entrepreneurs’ Small Business Boot Camp — Scottsdale, Ariz., March 1

Soak up the knowledge and experience of fantastically successful local business experts who will share relevant, valuable tricks, tips and tools to help your business grow and make money. Take control of your business destiny and enjoy: a full day of education, motivation and celebration, meeting and networking with hundreds of women in business, selecting from nine informative workshops, enjoying two valuable keynote presentations and a speaker reception dance party, getting resources from 50 sponsors and exhibitors, continental breakfast, lunch and snack breaks, and a charity raffle with valuable prizes.

InfusionCon 2014: The Sales and Marketing Conference for Small Businesses — Phoenix, Ariz., April 23-25

The ultimate event for small business success! Inspiring Ideas. Inspiring Action. Inspiring Small Business. Don't miss the small business sales and marketing event of the year! Join over 2,000 entrepreneurs from around the world as they gather to learn, network and implement new ideas that will make their businesses more successful.

Arizona’s Ultimate Women’s Expo — Phoenix, Ariz., April 26-27 and October 18-19

ARIZONA’S LONGEST RUNNING AND MOST RESPECTED WOMEN’S EXPO! Provides the ultimate event to showcase your products and services. For the past 30 years, we have been producing the largest Women’s Events in the country, so you can rely on us to deliver thousands of women to each event, armed with the purchasing power to make decisions that count.

Franchise and Business Opportunities Expo — Phoenix, Ariz., at the Phoenix Convention Center, May 3-4

Phoenix’s Largest Franchise and Business Opportunities Showcase - 2 days only! See all your business ownership options in one place. Meet with the best known franchises and hottest new opportunities. This exciting two-day event is perfect for exploring the option of self-employment. Buying a franchise means you are in business for yourself... but not by yourself. Owning a franchise means you own a proven business concept, and have the support you need to be successful. Take control of your financial future — invest in yourself!

14th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Business 2014 — Honolulu, Hawaii, May 22-25

The main goal of the 2014 Hawaii International Conference on Business is to provide an opportunity for academicians and professionals from various business related fields from all over the world to come together and learn from each other. An additional goal of the conference is to provide a place for academicians and professionals with cross-disciplinary interests related to business to meet and interact with members inside and outside their own particular disciplines. The 2013 conference was a great success! It was attended by more than 200 participants representing more than 25 countries!

Washington Small Business Fair — Renton, Wash., September 27

One day, one place: Learn what you need to run a business! Sharpen your skills by attending seminars that cover important, up-to-date topics for all stages of business ownership. Savvy business experts share their knowledge and real-life experiences with you. Save valuable time by visiting the Exhibitor Resource Center to get the information and help you need from federal, state and local government agencies, and business and trade associations. Get the information you need to be successful.

Hawaii’s Expos by Pacific Expos — Honolulu, Hawaii, Seasonal

Brand your Product or Service. Introduce your product or service. Get exposure to thousands of customers. Pacific Expos is Hawaii's premier provider of consumer and now business expositions. With a focus on Hawaii products and business, Pacific Expos' popular series of renowned shows have been showcasing local goods and services for decades, drawing tens of thousands of consumers every show weekend while providing support to various community organizations.

If you’re a small business owner with an event, conference or any other activity that will be on your New Year’s list of fun things to do or on your start-up, business development and/or growth list…or both, let us know. We’ll do our best to include it next time around!

 

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