SBA is gearing up for National Small Business Week, which will be taking place April 30th - May 6th. 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, marketing, financing, business growth – and more. The week will kick off in Washington, D.C. on April 30, followed by events in Indianapolis, IN, Arlington, TX and a final wrap up in Fresno, CA.
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 Facebook Live with SBA Administrator Linda McMahon on Tuesday, May 2nd at 11:30am ET.
And that’s just one of the great events you can anticipate in! Check out other webinars happening throughout the week:
Tuesday, May 2
The U.S Economic Outlook and Its Impact on Small Businesses | 2-3pm ET | with Visa
Join Visa Economist, Jay Hawkins, as he shares the near-term outlook for the U.S. economy including the health of small businesses, consumer spending, housing prices and more. Register now
Wednesday, May 3
5 Fabulous Habits of Local Business Champions | 2-3pm ET | with YP
Learn how to go from being a local business owner to a local business CHAMPION by having a:
- Consistent and accurate online presence across all sites
- Business profile full of rich content like videos, images and reviews
- Well-designed, easy-to-navigate website
- Business phone that’s answered!
- Solid social media marketing strategy. Register now
Grow Your Business Online | 4-5pm ET | with Google
People no longer “go” online, they live online. More than ever, it’s important for businesses to show up in the critical moments when potential customers search for answers, products, and services they need.
In this session, we'll introduce the basics of connecting with customers online, including reaching local customers with a free business lsiting, search engine optization tips to help your website be found, and an introduction to online advertising. Register now
Thursday, May 4
The Future of Small Business Innovation | 2:30-3:30pm ET | with Salesforce
Learn how some of the world’s most successful companies are using innovation to propel business growth. Register now
How to Write Your Email Content in 15 Minutes or Less | 3:30-4:30pm ET | with Constant Contact
Learn how some of the world’s most successful companies are using innovation to propel business growth. Struggling to find the words, images and the right calls-to-action that make the biggest impact with your email marketing? With just about 15 minutes and an easy-to-follow formula, you can kick writer’s block to the curb and be confident that you’ll know exactly what to say to create an effective email marketing message. Register now
Find the Hidden Money in America | 5:00-6:00pm ET | with Chase
There are so many hidden opportunities available to entrepreneurs, but many don’t know where to look for them. If you don’t take advantage of these opportunities, in the form of grants, contracts, government programs, and private sector resources, you are leaving money on the table. In this webinar, best-selling author, Nely Galán, gives advice on how and where to pursue the hidden money in America. Register now
How Can You Get Involved?
Join our webinars above 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: #SmallBusinessWeek.