A free day-long conference outlining how technology is impacting customer service and commerce is on tap next week at Georgia State University in downtown Atlanta. Participating in ExCom 2016 will be representatives from Freshbooks, GoDaddy, Terinus, Wet Shave Club and more.

Also next week at the Alameda County Small Business Development Center in Oakland, California, you’ll learn how to disrupt a multi-million dollar industry — by talking to someone who’s done it. Learn about these and other events 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

ExCom 2016 - Actionable Insights for Customer Experience & CommerceExCom 2016 – Actionable Insights for Customer Experience & Commerce
March 17, 2016, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Ga.

ExCom 2016 is a one-day conference dedicated to exploring how technology and changing expectations are transforming the way customers interact with businesses. Packed with sessions led by some of the nation’s most respected thought leaders in CRM, customer experience and ecommerce. Due to the great support of event sponsors, the price for admission is FREE! (For those who register by Wednesday March 16th.)

2016 Affiliate Management Days Conference2016 Affiliate Management Days Conference
April 3, 2016, San Francisco, Calif.

Affiliate Management Days San Francisco 2016 is the “must attend” event for marketing managers and everyone 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, AM Days offers you the most valuable insight into how other online retailers are successfully implementing and managing their affiliate programs. Use this 15% off discount code “SBTAMD15” to receive a discount on your registration!

2016 Small Business Book Awards2016 Small Business Book Awards
April 27, 2016, Online

Calling all Business Book Authors, Promoters, Publishers and Readers – we’ve opened up the nominations for the 2016 Small Business Book Awards! NOMINATE your favorite business books published in 2015 today.

Small Business Market ExpoSmall Business Market Expo
May 21, 2016, Atlanta, Ga.

Don’t miss the opportunity to connect with small businesses, market your organization and tap into a network of entrepreneurs, service providers, financial organizations, business coaches, and franchises.
Discount Code
VIP (25% off)

DREAM BIG Small Business of the Year AwardDREAM BIG Small Business of the Year Award
June 14, 2016, Washington, D.C.

The DREAM BIG Small Business of the Year Award, sponsored by Sam’s Club®, celebrates the success of small business and honors its contributions to America’s economic growth. The Small Business of the Year, 7 regional finalists, and 100 Blue Ribbon winners will be honored on June 14 during America’s Small Business Summit in Washington, D.C. There are two ways to participate: 1. Nominate a local small business that’s making a big impact in its community. 2. Apply directly if you are a small business that’s committed to your community, employees, and customers.

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