Let’s Celebrate National Small Business Week – Together, Online and in your Community!
by ngoriel, Community Moderator
- Created: June 10, 2013, 12:41 pm
- Updated: June 13, 2013, 9:26 am
SBA is gearing up for National Small Business Week, June 17-21. This year we are taking the show on the road offering educational panels and workshops on topics like how to start business, social media 101, how to protect your business against cyber security threats, how to start exporting, just to name a few.
The week will kick off in Seattle on June 17, followed by events in Dallas, St. Louis and Pittsburgh. We’ll end the week in Washington, DC were we will honor small businesses from across the United States and culminate in the announcement of the National Small Business Person of the Year.
Check out the full conference schedule here.
Hang Out with SBA and Industry Experts
As part of National Small Business Week, SBA will host a series of Google+ Hangouts which will be streamed live at www.sba.gov/smallbusinessweek, http://www.youtube.com/sba, and http://plus.google.com/+sbagov. All Hangouts will start at 4pm ET. Topics and panelists include:
Panelists from Twitter, Constant Contact, W20 Group and Google will hang out. Bill Murphy Jr., author and columnist for Inc.com will moderate the Hangout.
Panelists from Yelp, LinkedIn, OpenSky, Dun and Bradstreet Credibility Corp., Google and Manta will hang out. Rieva Lesonsky, CEO of GrowBiz Media will moderate the Hangout.
Panelists from the SBA's Office of Entrepreneurial Development, America's Small Business Development Centers, and Women’s Business Centers will hang out. Fran Tarkenton, NFL legend and entrepreneur will moderate the Hangout.
Panelists from Wells Fargo, SCORE, SBA Office of Capital Access, and SBA loan recipient Ninkasi Brewing Company will hang out. Calvin Goings, SBA regional administrator will moderate the Hangout.
How can you get Involved?
You can still register for events in St. Louis, and Washington, DC. If you can't travel, you can still take part by joining live streaming webcasts of all events and Hangouts 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 are tweeting, the official hashtag is #SBW2013.
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