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National Small Business Week hosting training webinars May 4-7

Release Date: 
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Release Number: 
Terry Sutherland (202) 205-6919

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As part of National Small Business Week (May 4-8), the U.S. Small Business Administration and co-sponsors will be hosting numerous training webinars from May 4-7.  The webinars cover a variety of common business topic areas regarding pay, digital footprints, new chip card payment technologies, benefits packages, and online payment strategies.

Monday, May 4, 2015
Do I Have to Pay My Employees for That?
Common and Not-So Common Workplace Scenarios
Join us as we discuss some of the common pay and time-tracking questions ADP's HR HelpDesk fields every day. Participants will learn about the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), correctly classifying employees as exempt, non-exempt or as an independent contractor, and more.

4-5 p.m. (EDT)
Register here


Monday, May 4, 2015
The Secrets to Crafting a Digital Footprint
Consumers are serious researchers. When they are on the hunt for a new product or service, they will search across devices, use multiple sites, and make decisions after reading quality content and reviewing videos and images. Join Steve Strauss, USA Today Small Business columnist, and Jeff Biesman from YP for this action-oriented conversation.

6-7 p.m. (EDT)
SBA and YP
Register here

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
What Small Business Owners Need to Know about Liability for Counterfeit Fraud on Chip Card Accounts
Liability for counterfeit fraud on chip card accounts will shift from the chip card issuer to business owners who have not upgraded to chip-activated terminals. Visa will bring together experts to help you understand how new payment technologies impact your business’ bottom line.

3-4 p.m. (EDT)
SBA and Visa
Register here


Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Voluntary Benefits: Not Just For the Big Guys
Many small businesses do not offer benefits. Many business owners don’t think they can afford them, don’t know that their business is large enough to qualify, or think they’re too much of an administrative hassle. But the truth is, you can offer a strong benefits package to your employees, even though your business is small. Join this webinar to learn more about voluntary benefits and how can they help your business.

4-5 p.m. (EDT)
SBA and Colonial Life
Register here


Thursday, May 7, 2015
How Online Payments Can Drive Small Business Growth

PayPal and the SBA present a special National Small Business Week webinar about payments as a trigger for small business growth. Tune in to an interactive discussion featuring Crisloid, a PayPal merchant, and hear how simple steps like adding a payments button to your website can spur growth.

2:30-3:30 p.m. (EDT)
SBA and PayPal
Register here



Small Business Week 2015 sponsors include: Chase, SCORE, Microsoft, Colonial Life, Office Depot, yp, ADP, Visa, PayPal, The University of Texas at San Antonio, Facebook, National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders, CT Corporation, Sam’s Club, PBS, Institute for Veterans and Military Families, Como, Indeed, Manta, Marriott, Raytheon.

Cosponsorship Authorization # SBW 2015. SBA’s participation in this cosponsored activity is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of any Cosponsor or other person or entity. All SBA/SCORE programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.  Contact: SCORE is partially funded by SBA Cooperative Agreement No. SBAHQ-14-S-0001.