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Let’s Celebrate National Small Business Week – Across the Country and Online

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Let’s Celebrate National Small Business Week – Across the Country and Online

By kmurray, Contributor and Moderator
Published: April 25, 2014 Updated: May 11, 2014

It’s that time of year again! SBA is gearing up for National Small Business Week, May 12-16. And like last year, we’re taking the show on the road to celebrate small businesses across the United States. We’re excited for this year’s activities, which will include forums and panels about trends in small business, innovation, financing, business growth – and more. There will also be matchmaking events and networking opportunities.

The week will kick off in San Francisco on May 12, followed by events in Kansas City, Boston and Washington, DC. We’ll wrap up in our nation’s capital by honoring small businesses from across the country, culminating in the announcement of 2014’s National Small Business Person of the Year.

Check out the full conference schedule here.

Join Our Webinars and Online Events

Throughout the week, you can also participate in our webinars and online events, including “Making It Big: Small Biz Success in a Mobile World” with Conduit Mobile on Wednesday, May 14 at 9am ET. Join us – online or in person in New York City – to learn how you can better take advantage of the technology already at your fingertips to transform your mobile and digital experience and grow your small business’ bottom line.

And that’s just one of the great events you can anticipate! Check out other webinars happening throughout the week:

Monday, May 12

  • Smart Small Business Travel: Strategic Ways to Increase Your Return on Travel | 4-5pm ET | with Marriott and Visa Rhonda Abrams
    Despite the clear upside, many small business owners limit travel because of cost or a reluctance to be away from their business. Travel is an investment in your business. And like any investment, you want to maximize your return. Get advice and tips on how to do just that from small business expert Rhonda Abrams.
    > Register now
  • [SOLD OUT] Growing Your Business with Direct Mail | 6-7pm ET | with the United States Postal Service
    Learn about the value direct mail offers as part of an overall marketing strategy. Gain insight on how mail can be used to acquire new customers, and establish relationships that keep them coming back. 

Tuesday, May 13

  • Small Business: Big Benefits | 4-5pm ET | with Colonial Life
    Choosing between offering a robust benefits package or cutting back on total offerings is a challenge for many small businesses. Learn about “voluntary benefits” that can allow you to strengthen your existing benefits packages at little or no additional cost.
    > Register now

Wednesday, May 14

[SOLD OUT]

  • Achieving Big Customer Loyalty in a Small Business World: 10 Tips to Create A Killer Customer Loyalty Program | 3-4pm ET | with Manta
    Learn about the best approaches to jump-start your small business’ customer loyalty program, including how to make sure that your program fits your business’ needs and how to get positive ROI from a digital customer loyalty program.
     

Thursday, May 15

[SOLD OUT] 

  • Practical Marketing – A Five-Step Marketing Program for Small Biz | 3-4pm ET | with YP
    Gain insight about how to get the most from your marketing time with a 5-step practical marketing plan focused on "doing" – not marketing theory.

How Can You Get Involved?

You can still register for events in Kansas City, Boston and Washington, D.C. Can’t travel? Join our webinars and tune in for the live-streaming webcasts of all events as they happen.

Keep an eye on the event website and follow SBA on Twitter and Facebook for more details as the event approaches. If you tweet, get in on the conversation with the official hashtag: #SBW2014.

About the Author:

Katie Murray

Contributor and Moderator

I am an author and moderator for the the SBA.gov Community. I'll share useful information for your entrepreneurial endeavors and help point you in the right direction to find other resources for your small business needs. Thanks for joining our online community here at SBA.gov!

Comments:

I didnt even know it was small business week. I love the fact that the small businesses get some recognition.
I didn't even know it was small business week. Thanks for the heads up
Looks like some great marketing sessions. Would love to be a part of it in the future with SEO sessions.
Well great seminar to enhance growth of small businesses
Well great seminar to enhance growth of small businesses, infact participation in seminar like this helps in broadening the perspective of its participants, also the help given to rise can be called the biggest factor.
May 12? I thinking that the correct date is May 14. I wrong or not?

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