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Let’s Celebrate National Small Business Week – Together, Online and in your Community!

By ngoriel, SBA Official
Published: June 10, 2013 Updated: August 17, 2016


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,, and 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 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.

About the Author:

Natale Goriel

SBA Official

Hi, my name is Natale and I'm serving as a Moderator for the SBA Community. Our goal is to continually improve this site to meet your needs, so we appreciate your feedback and participation.


I Will Celebrate National Small Business Week Together With You On SBA Community Next Year . The Heart & Soul Of America!
Wow excellent opportunity to know more about small business, Since as per current market trend small businesses are generating more revenues then the bigger ones. One should be enthusiast to enter following stream to invest less & earn more. As business opportunity in this area is ample, one needs to vision it properly before entering it. & for better guidance on Small Business kindly review the site • This post was edited to remove a link. Please review our Community Best Practices for more information about how best to participate in our online discussions. Thank you. & get your queries sorted out.
Get out there and support your local small businesses this weekend. Steer clear of the big box stores and spend your money on our local entrepreneurs who are quickly becoming the heart and soul of America!

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