Here is a great networking resource to explore -- and it is free. SmallBizTrends.com offers a public calendar for business owners. Browse upcoming events or post your own.
The calendar can be used to find or announce live events, webinars, contest and award deadlines, and other events intended for small business people and entrepreneurs.
Small Biz Trends also offers a biweekly Guide of upcoming small business events and entrepreneur events. You can find their latest Guide in their small business events directory.