https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/rss/13561/feed en ChallengeHER New Hampshire - August 18 - Register Today! https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/challengeher-new-hampshire-august-18-register-today Please join us Tuesday, August 18, 2015 from 7:45am – 12:00pm for ChallengeHER — New Hampshire held on campus at the Rivier University in the Dion Center. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP), and American Express OPEN (OPEN) have partnered to host women business owners for this special contracting event. WOSB federal contractors can have a unique opportunity to: * Participate in Federal Contracting 101 and WOSB program workshops.* Get contracting advice and learn about resources in your local community.* Receive updates on current Procurement Policy and the WOSB program.* Hear insightful real-life success stories from women business owners.* Network with peer mentors and other women business owned firms. To register, copy/paste this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/challengeher-new-hampshire-tickets-17503184496 https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/challengeher-new-hampshire-august-18-register-today#comments Small Business Events Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:58:32 +0000 ChallengeHER 1114098 at https://www.sba.gov/community ChallengeHER Cincinnati - August 6th - Register Today! https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/challengeher-cincinnati-august-6th-register-today Please join us Thursday, August 6, 2015 from 8:00am – 12:30pm for ChallengeHER — Cincinnati held at the Cincinnati Contemporary Learning Center. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP), and American Express OPEN (OPEN) have partnered to host women business owners for this special contracting event. WOSB federal contractors can have a unique opportunity to: * Participate in Federal Contracting 101 and WOSB program workshops.* Get contracting advice and learn about resources in your local community.* Receive updates on current Procurement Policy and the WOSB program.* Hear insightful real-life success stories from women business owners.* Networking with peer mentors and other women business owned firms. To register, copy/paste this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/challengeher-cincinnati-tickets-17415286591 https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/challengeher-cincinnati-august-6th-register-today#comments Small Business Events Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:53:23 +0000 ChallengeHER 1114096 at https://www.sba.gov/community ChallengeHER Atlanta - July 29th - Register Today! https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/challengeher-atlanta-july-29th-register-today Please join us Wednesday, July 29, 2015 from 8:00am – 12:30pm for ChallengeHER—Atlanta held at Georgia State University Student Union (33 Gilmer Street). The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP), American Express OPEN (OPEN), and Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) have partnered to host women business owners for this special contracting event. WOSB federal contractors can have a unique opportunity to: * Learn about the WOSB Set Aside and how to market your business under this program. * Contract Officers explain how to do business with their agency and the federal government in general. * Benefit from the experience of women contractors on best practices and real-life stories. * Get contracting advice and learn about resources in your local community. * Participate in MatchMaking with federal buyers. * Network with peer mentors and other women business owned firms. To register, copy/paste this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/challengeher-atlanta-tickets-17540190181 https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/challengeher-atlanta-july-29th-register-today#comments Small Business Events Mon, 29 Jun 2015 17:05:27 +0000 ChallengeHER 1114086 at https://www.sba.gov/community Starting A Business Workshop https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/discuss-popular-topics/small-business-events/starting-business-workshop <p>If you are considering starting a business, then this workshop is a crucial first step! Topics for discussion include: - traits of a successful entrepreneur - legal structures for your business - estimating start-up costs - calculating financial projections &amp; breakeven analysis - sources of capital &amp; financing alternatives - reasons for business failure - writing a business plan Since lack of planning is one of the top reasons new businesses fail, attending this comprehensive workshop may be one of the most important decisions you make prior to opening your business. PowerPoint handouts and a book, &ldquo;How to Start a Business: A Guide for Georgia Entrepreneurs&rdquo; are provided. Date: 7/9/15 Time: 5pm - 8pm Place: Clayton State University Fayette Campus 100 World Drive, Peachtree City, GA 30269 Price: $69 (50% off discount for everyone who registers with you) Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Small Business Administration and The University of Georgia. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.</p> <p><span style="font-size:10px"><em>Please note that Community members may not include personally identifiable information, such as phone numbers, in posts.&nbsp;</em>​</span></p> https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/discuss-popular-topics/small-business-events/starting-business-workshop#comments Small Business Events Fri, 12 Jun 2015 22:45:35 +0000 Heather.Chaney 1113960 at https://www.sba.gov/community BlackBerry Mobile Apps For Goods Order Inventory System https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/discuss-popular-topics/small-business-events/blackberry-mobile-apps-goods-order-inventory-system <p>Goods order Inventor System (GOIS) has been developed by MetaOption LLC. It is software for Inventory Management, especially for small and individual business owners. It is very flexible and user-friendly. The best feature of this software is that it could be used on mobile platform. It supports BlackBerry exceptionally well. Now, you can conduct business on a go. You will be well aware with the stock level and can place order whenever you find an upcoming business opportunity. This software, although an inventory management software, also assist you in preparation of many other important documents and reports like: &bull; Stock Statement &bull; Financial Statement &bull; Sales Report &bull; Order Report &bull; Income Statement &bull; Etc. GOIS has many modules inbuilt that helps in organizing the inventory as well as business. Those modules are: 1. Order Module 2. Products Module and Category Management 3. Inventory Module 4. Sales Module 5. Reporting Module GOIS on you BlackBerry has its own benefits like: Supply chain visibility &ndash; When you maintain your stock on real time, you are well aware of its position every time. You know how much and when to place order with your stockiest or whole seller and when to make delivery to your customer. Thus, maintaining inventory and supply chain as never before. Inventory optimization &ndash; It becomes very obvious that when we have organized our supply chain management in such an uncomplicated manner, our stock level will witness optimization as never before. Accurate reports &ndash; The modules of GOIS helps in preparation of many important reports and that also with ultimate accuracy, as there is no manual work involved and chances of mistake is negligible.&nbsp;</p> https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/discuss-popular-topics/small-business-events/blackberry-mobile-apps-goods-order-inventory-system#comments Small Business Events Fri, 25 May 2012 07:57:05 +0000 goodsorder 148291 at https://www.sba.gov/community Govcon Networking Event with Dept of Ed OSDBU! May 13, Bethesda, MD https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/discuss-popular-topics/small-business-events/govcon-networking-event-with-dept-ed-osdbu-may-13-bethesda-md DC-MD Small Business Owner Networking invites you to join us for our Monthly Government Contracting Networking Event. This month will be a Multi-Organization Networking event! Networkers from BizConnect and TeamNetwork will join our government contractors, business owners and govcon experts. 6:00 pm-8:30 pm, 4935 Bar and Kitchen, 4935 Cordell Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814, http://www.eventbrite.com/e/monthly-govcon-networking-may-13-2015-tickets-16366414386?aff=eac2 https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/discuss-popular-topics/small-business-events/govcon-networking-event-with-dept-ed-osdbu-may-13-bethesda-md#comments Small Business Events Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:41:04 +0000 elewis1234 1113757 at https://www.sba.gov/community ChallengeHER Dallas - June 18th - Register Today! https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/challengeher-dallas-june-18th-register-today Please join us Thursday, June 18th, 2015 from 8:00 am - 12:30 pm for ChallengeHER Dallas held at Fountain Place Building at 1445 Ross Avenue. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP), and American Express OPEN (OPEN) have partnered to host women business owners for this special contracting event. WOSB federal contractors can have a unique opportunity to: * Learn from Federal Buyers how to do business with their agency. * Learn about the WOSB set aside program and how to market your business using this set aside. * Network with peer mentors and other WOSB and Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) firms working in your field. To register, copy/paste this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/challengeher-epa-dallas-tx-tickets-16989245290 https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/challengeher-dallas-june-18th-register-today#comments Small Business Events Wed, 03 Jun 2015 16:20:44 +0000 ChallengeHER 1113926 at https://www.sba.gov/community ChallengeHER New York - June 12th - Register Today! https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/challengeher-new-york-june-12th-register-today Please join us Friday, June 12, 2015 from 8:30am – 1:00pm for ChallengeHER—New York held at the American Express Tower. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP), and American Express OPEN (OPEN) have partnered to host women business owners for this special contracting event. Featuring: Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet, U.S. Small Business Administration WOSB federal contractors can have a unique opportunity to: * Participate in one-on-one Matchmaking Sessions and WOSB program workshops. * Get contracting advice and learn about resources in your local community. * Receive updates on current Procurement Policy and the WOSB Program. * Hear insightful real-life success stories from women business owners. * Network with peer mentors and other WOSB and Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) firms working in your field. To register, copy/paste this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/challengeher-new-york-city-tickets-16819238796 https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/challengeher-new-york-june-12th-register-today#comments Small Business Events Wed, 03 Jun 2015 12:57:22 +0000 ChallengeHER 1113925 at https://www.sba.gov/community GovCon Connects IT Matchmaking Procurement Conference- May 28, 2015 https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/govcon-connects-it-matchmaking-procurement-conference-may-28-2015 GovCon Connects will feature industry-specific events for individuals interested in doing business with the Federal government. The conference will feature matchmaking sessions with Federal agencies, small business specialists and prime contractors about upcoming procurement opportunities. This will be your chance to identify potential business and make new connections! Details &amp; registration: Details: https://www.signup4.net/public/ap.aspx?EID=MATC17E&amp;OID=50 Mark your calendar for the BEST Industry-specific government contracting, networking and matchmaking event in YOUR industry: IT Industry Conference May 28, 2015 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Sheraton Silver Spring Hotel 8777 Georgia Avenue Silver Spring, MD 20910 Details: https://www.signup4.net/public/ap.aspx?EID=MATC17E&amp;OID=50 https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/govcon-connects-it-matchmaking-procurement-conference-may-28-2015#comments Small Business Events Thu, 14 May 2015 02:55:00 +0000 elewis1234 1113836 at https://www.sba.gov/community Techs & Vets join for Monthly GovCon Networking Event- Sept. 10, 2014 https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/discuss-popular-topics/small-business-events/techs-vets-join-monthly-govcon-networking-event-sept-10-2014 Monthly GovCon Networking Event for prime contractors and subcontractors. Tech companies and veteran-owned companies will network, connect and learn. Featured Speaker Tom Leney, Executive Director, OSDBU at U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs will share insights about selling to the VA. Wednesday,September 10, 6pm-8pm at UberOffices Bethesda, 7315 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, MD , 20814. Light refreshments, libations and door prize drawing are included. $15 if paid in advance; $25 at the door. Proceeds benefit 501cTech. Registration: http://www.ezgsa.com/seminars/upcoming/events/10-monthly-govcon-networking-event Contact: Evette Lewis, 301-913-5000 x5015 or email getgovernmentcontracts@ezgsa.com. https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/discuss-popular-topics/small-business-events/techs-vets-join-monthly-govcon-networking-event-sept-10-2014#comments Small Business Events Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:14:58 +0000 EZGSA 1105191 at https://www.sba.gov/community Fraud Prevention Seminar and Education presenting this FREE seminar to educate the public and small businesses about fraud. https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/discuss-popular-topics/small-business-events/fraud-prevention-seminar-and-education-presenting-free-seminar-educate-public-and-small-businesses-about-fraud Alpine Bank &amp; News Channel 5 are presenting this FREE seminar to educate the public about safeguards against personal and business fraud. Grand Junction, CO TOPICS INCLUDE: Cyber Security Identity Theft Loss Prevention Business &amp; Personal Keynote Speaker – Julie Aydlott, Business Fraud Prevention Business fraud - employee embezzlement Current fraud cases Fraud statistics in small business Understanding employee fraud Most common fraud schemes in small business Investment schemes involving businesses Warning signs Prevention measures Facts and legal elements of business fraud Solutions Resources https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/discuss-popular-topics/small-business-events/fraud-prevention-seminar-and-education-presenting-free-seminar-educate-public-and-small-businesses-about-fraud#comments Small Business Events Wed, 15 May 2013 20:38:39 +0000 JAJB 625971 at https://www.sba.gov/community Andrew Michael Fialdini https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/andrew-michael-fialdini-0 Does anyone know where the Annual National Veteran Small Business Conference will be held this year? https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/andrew-michael-fialdini-0#comments Small Business Events Sat, 10 Jan 2015 02:18:33 +0000 AndrewFialdini 1111881 at https://www.sba.gov/community The Philadelphia Small Business Expo https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/philadelphia-small-business-expo The Nation's Largest Business to Business FREE Trade Show, Conference &amp; Networking Event is coming to Philadelphia! Hosted in ten of the Nation's largest small business cities, Small Business Expo brings together thousands of business owners and decision-makers to network, attend business critical workshops, build new business relationships and shop from vendors that provide unique products &amp; services to help grow their business. Start-up to a Fortune 500, this is a highly anticipated annual event that every business must attend! Get leads &amp; new customers Network with peers in your industry Shop for new innovative products &amp; services Be in the RIGHT place at the RIGHT time Why not? It's FREE TO ATTEND!​ REGISTER HERE: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/small-business-expo-2015-philadelphia-registration-12273248617?aff=Brittany OR Check out our website: http://www.thesmallbusinessexpo.com/philadelphia https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/philadelphia-small-business-expo#comments Small Business Events Tue, 17 Feb 2015 16:49:16 +0000 SmallBizExpo 1113466 at https://www.sba.gov/community The Chicago Small Business Expo FREE! https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/chicago-small-business-expo-free The Nation's Largest Business to Business FREE Trade Show, Conference &amp; Networking Event is coming to Chicago! Hosted in ten of the Nation's largest small business cities, Small Business Expo brings together thousands of business owners and decision-makers to network, attend business critical workshops, build new business relationships and shop from vendors that provide unique products &amp; services to help grow their business. Start-up to a Fortune 500, this is a highly anticipated annual event that every business must attend! Get leads &amp; new customers Network with peers in your industry Shop for new innovative products &amp; services Be in the RIGHT place at the RIGHT time Why not? It's FREE TO ATTEND!​ Check us out at http://www.thesmallbusinessexpo.com/chicago and register for free today! https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/chicago-small-business-expo-free#comments Small Business Events Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:37:02 +0000 SmallBizExpo 1113510 at https://www.sba.gov/community The Race to the Top of Search Rankings – Moving Up With PPC https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/discuss-popular-topics/small-business-events/race-top-search-rankings-%E2%80%93-moving-with-ppc Most SMB owners, like yourself, understand the importance of getting a 1stpage Google ranking. However, achieving those 1st page SEO rankings is very difficult. Paid Search, often referred to as PPC, or Pay-Per-Click, is one way to beat the Google algorithm that governs what is displayed &ndash; and how high &ndash; in Google search rankings. Understanding the basics of PPC to increase online visibility and generate leads is crucial for ever SMB owner. Join this live webinar as Ty Schlegel from Google and Chris Fehrmann from G/O Digital help local businesses navigate Paid Search ads. Walk away from this webinar with actionable intelligence, through a discussion on: &bull; 5 PPC Best Practices &bull; How to use Google Adwords to increase your rankings &bull; Understanding Google&rsquo;s Quality Score and how to maximize it to increase online visibility &bull; BONUS! Discussion on how to leverage Maps to reach MORE people who are interested in YOUR business Presenters: Ty Schlegel, Strategic Partner Manger, Google and Chris Fehrmann, Sr. Director of Web Dev., Email, and Special Projects, G/O Digital, a Gannett Company Duration: 60 Minutes Date and Time: September 9, 2014, 9:00am PT SIGN UP: http://www.godigitalmarketing.com/resources/race-top-search-rankings-moving-ppc/ https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/discuss-popular-topics/small-business-events/race-top-search-rankings-%E2%80%93-moving-with-ppc#comments Small Business Events Thu, 31 Jul 2014 22:03:23 +0000 godigitalmarketing 1101351 at https://www.sba.gov/community How Facebook Ads Give Small Businesses Maximum Exposure - Webinar https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/discuss-popular-topics/small-business-events/how-facebook-ads-give-small-businesses-maximum-exposure-webinar Register for this Complimentary Webinar Today! Did you know that organically reaching fans on Facebook has become very difficult? Most pages only reach 6% of the people who have liked them on Facebook! SMB owners, like yourself, need to know about the latest Facebook updates so you can save time and money, while still generating real leads. Register for this complimentary webcast, led by Facebook and G/O Digital, and walk away with actionable intelligence to allow you to: 1. Understand the important changes in Facebook that impact your business 2. Leverage the platform to reach MORE people who are interested in YOUR business 3. Apply top tricks to save time and money to generate new and qualified leads Register Here: http://www.godigitalmarketing.com/resources/facebook-ads-give-small-businesses-maximum-exposure/ https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/discuss-popular-topics/small-business-events/how-facebook-ads-give-small-businesses-maximum-exposure-webinar#comments Small Business Events Fri, 06 Jun 2014 21:20:39 +0000 godigitalmarketing 1084311 at https://www.sba.gov/community Share Your Story -- GovGab Guest Writer Challenge https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/discuss-popular-topics/small-business-events/share-your-story-govgab-guest-writer-challenge <p><strong>Description:</strong></p> <p>Have you ever wanted to write for GovGab? Well now her;s your chance! As part of our third anniversary celebration, we want to feature a week of posts written by you, our readers.</p> <p>If yo-ve always had something you wanted to share with us, enter our contest for a chance to have your post published on GovGab. If yo-re selected as a winner, yo'll have your post published and receive a prize pack from the GovGab team.</p> <p><strong>How to Enter:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Read the rules.</li> <li>Write a 250-400 word post explaining how yo've used government information in your daily life. Make sure you link to at least one government website and include a photo relevant to your blog topic.</li> <li>Write a brief synopsis of your post.</li> <li>Submit your entry through Challenge.gov</li> </ul> <p><strong>Important Dates:</strong></p> <dt>Submission Period:</dt> <dd><strong><span style='white-space: pre;'> </span>Start:</strong> Sep 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT <strong>End:</strong> Oct 14, 2010 11:59 PM EDT</dd> <dt>Judging Period:</dt> <dd><strong><span style='white-space: pre;'> </span>Start:</strong> Oct 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT <strong>End:</strong> Nov 04, 2010 11:59 PM EDT</dd> <dt>Public Voting Period:</dt> <dd><strong><span style='white-space: pre;'> </span>Start:</strong> Oct 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT <strong>End:</strong> Nov 04, 2010 11:59 PM EDT</dd> <dt>Winners announced:</dt> <dd><span style='white-space: pre;'> </span>Nov 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST</dd> <dd></dd> <dd><strong>Website:</strong></dd> <dd><a href='http://challenge.gov/GSA/31-share-your-story-govgab-guest-writer-challenge' rel='nofollow' target=_blank>http://challenge.gov/GSA/31-share-your-story-govgab-guest-writer-challenge</a></dd> <dd></dd> <dd><strong>Contact with Questions:</strong></dd> <dd><strong><a href='mailto:challenge@gsa.gov' rel='nofollow' target=_blank><span style='font-weight: normal;'>challenge@gsa.gov</span></a><br /></strong></dd> <dd></dd> <dd></dd> https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/discuss-popular-topics/small-business-events/share-your-story-govgab-guest-writer-challenge#comments Small Business Events Sun, 23 Jan 2011 00:32:31 +0000 JimD 68601 at https://www.sba.gov/community MOVED: SEO https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/discuss-popular-topics/small-business-events/moved-seo This post has been moved to &ldquo;Marketing &amp; Advertising [1]&rdquo;. [1] https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/discuss-popular-topics/small-business-events/seo-0 https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/discuss-popular-topics/small-business-events/moved-seo#comments Small Business Events Sun, 21 Dec 2014 05:01:43 +0000 finchdatasoft 1110911 at https://www.sba.gov/community Retail Summit - DRS 2014 https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/retail-summit-drs-2014 Transcending Boundaries: Retailing Across the Nation, RAI and GoFrugal is honored to welcome you to attend the &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.gofrugal.com/news-events/rai-delhi-retail-summit-2014.html&quot;&gt;Delhi Retail Summit 2014&lt;/a&gt; on 28th August 2014, Shangri-la's Eros Hotel, New Delhi, India. DRS 2014 is a congregation of retailers and service providers to retailers of various sizes, to come in, discuss and deliberate upon their thoughts so far, their future ahead and the easiest method to achieve their aspirations and objectives. An ideal opportunity for all members of the Retail Fraternity to come together and share actionable Business Strategies to grow retail and service provider businesses in India. https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/retail-summit-drs-2014#comments Small Business Events Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:18:10 +0000 Albertjohn 1104731 at https://www.sba.gov/community Events https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/discuss-popular-topics/small-business-events/events What new events are happing in VA and how do I find them? https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/discuss-popular-topics/small-business-events/events#comments Small Business Events Wed, 28 Aug 2013 16:32:57 +0000 patbrown1988 752221 at https://www.sba.gov/community Webinar: Money Saving Tips to Recession Proof your Business - 7/14/09 https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/discuss-popular-topics/small-business-events/webinar-money-saving-tips-recession-proof-your-business-71409 <p>Learn about ways to save money and immediate action steps to reduce expenses.</p> <p>Examples of how to save money will be explained in the following</p> <p>categories: business, personal, automobile and household.</p> <p>When? 7/14/09 at 2 PM ET / 11 AM PT</p> <p><a href='http://womensblog.score.org/2009/07/09/recession_proof_your_biz' target='_self'>Click here</a> for more info &amp; to register </p> <p>This webinar is part of an all day series for small business owners (<a href='http://community2.business.gov/bsng/board/message?board.id=SmallBusinessEvents&amp;thread.id=67' target='_self'>click here</a> for more info) </p> <div class='message-edit-history'><span class='edit-author'>Message Edited by AriM on </span><span class='local-date'> 07-09-2009</span><span class='local-time'> 11:22 AM</span></div> https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/discuss-popular-topics/small-business-events/webinar-money-saving-tips-recession-proof-your-business-71409#comments Small Business Events Sun, 23 Jan 2011 00:28:58 +0000 AriM 67601 at https://www.sba.gov/community Webcast 5/21: Stimulus Money -- Strategies, Access and Policy https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/discuss-popular-topics/small-business-events/webcast-521-stimulus-money-strategies-access-and-policy <p>Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) invites you to a free nationwide webcast: <strong><em>Stimulus Money -- Strategies, Access and Policy</em></strong></p> <p>This teleconference will focus on actionable information, tools and resources to help you take advantage of the many business opportunities presented by the federal spending authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).</p> <p>For small businesses, if you're not in the market for a loan, your only opportunity to directly benefit from the ARRA is to get a slice of the billions of dollars in infrastructure investments, green building and other spending in the ARRA.</p> <p>WIPP will help you find the federal market for whatever you make, sell or do.</p> <p><strong>WHO: Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) and YOU!</strong></p> <p><strong>WHAT: <em>Stimulus Money -- Strategies, Access and Policy</em></strong> (webcast)</p> <p><strong>WHEN: Thursday, May 21, 2009</strong></p> <p> <strong>12:15 pm to 1:15 pm ET</strong></p> <p><strong>WHERE: Register here: http://www.wipp.org/events/event_login.asp?id=60211</strong></p> <p><strong>COST: FREE!!! </strong></p> https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/discuss-popular-topics/small-business-events/webcast-521-stimulus-money-strategies-access-and-policy#comments Small Business Events Sun, 23 Jan 2011 00:28:41 +0000 DawnRiversBaker 67501 at https://www.sba.gov/community Conference: National Veteran Small Business Conference - Las Vegas, NV (7/20-7/23) https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/discuss-popular-topics/small-business-events/conference-national-veteran-small-business-conference-las-vegas-nv-720-723 <p><strong>The 5th Annual National Veteran Small Business Conference</strong></p> <p>and Expo will take place July 20-23, 2009, at Caesars Palace in Las</p> <p>Vegas, Nevada.</p> <p>This conference will bring</p> <p>together business owners, both small and large, and Federal Government</p> <p>representatives to share best practices of how to do business together.</p> <p>The conference will also include sessions on Federal Contracting for</p> <p>small businesses that are just breaking into the public sector.</p> <p>The</p> <p>comprehensive conference agenda will include sessions that take</p> <p>attendees through the life cycle of small business Federal contracting.</p> <p>General sessions and breakouts will be led by small business owners as</p> <p>well as representatives from various Federal Agencies. </p> <p>For more information and online registration information (through 7/14/09) <a href='http://www.nationalveteransconference.com/' target='_self'>click here</a>. Registration is also available on the day of the event on site. </p> <div class='message-edit-history'><span class='edit-author'>Message Edited by AriM on </span><span class='local-date'> 07-14-2009</span><span class='local-time'> 09:30 AM</span></div> https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/discuss-popular-topics/small-business-events/conference-national-veteran-small-business-conference-las-vegas-nv-720-723#comments Small Business Events Sun, 23 Jan 2011 00:29:01 +0000 AriM 67631 at https://www.sba.gov/community E-Summit / Webinar Series: Successfully Running a Small Business (7/14/09) https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/discuss-popular-topics/small-business-events/e-summit-webinar-series-successfully-running-small-business-71409 <p>Check out this series of webinars on 7/14 all day on successfully running a small business beginning at 7 AM ET until 10 PM ET!</p> <p>Topics range from funding &amp; growing your business to managing the downturn.</p> <p>For a list of webinars and to register, <a href='http://www.brighttalk.com/summit/srsmallbusiness' target='_self'>click here</a>.</p> <div class='message-edit-history'><span class='edit-author'>Message Edited by AriM on </span><span class='local-date'> 07-09-2009</span><span class='local-time'> 11:21 AM</span></div> https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/discuss-popular-topics/small-business-events/e-summit-webinar-series-successfully-running-small-business-71409#comments Small Business Events Sun, 23 Jan 2011 00:28:59 +0000 AriM 67611 at https://www.sba.gov/community SAFETY Act Workshop - Identifying Effective Anti-terrorism Technologies https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/discuss-popular-topics/small-business-events/safety-act-workshop-identifying-effective-anti-terrorism-technologies <p>SAFETY Act Workshop: Small Businesses and the SAFETY Act *<br />Sponsored By: DHS Office of SAFETY Act Implementation. Held in Conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security S&amp;T Stakeholders Conference<br /><br />Date: May 19, 2009<br />Time: Registration Begins at 8 a.m.<br />Workshop Presentations 9:30-11:40am<br />One-on-One Breakouts 12-5 pm<br />Location: Horizon Ballroom<br />Ronald Reagan Building<br />1300 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W.<br />Washington, DC 20004<br /><br />FREE REGISTRATION NOW AT: <a href="http://www.safetyact.gov" title="www.safetyact.gov">www.safetyact.gov</a><br /><br />If you are a producer, seller, or user of an anti-terrorism technology or service you may be eligible for these important liability protections.<br /><br />Benefits to Small Businesses:<br /><br />? The purpose of the Workshop is to provide companies the information they need to understand the full range of benefits that the SAFETY Act offers, including Designation and Certification Awards and critical liability protections that may help with your growth and increased name recognition for your company in the homeland security market.<br /><br />? Workshop Presentation will provide insight on essential information that will help you submit your SAFETY Act application.<br /><br />? Workshop Attendees will be afforded special one-on-one breakout sessions with SAFETY Act Technical &amp; Economic Evaluators, who will provide guidance pertaining to questions relating to your company and technology. For Best Availability, RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW.<br /><br />? Intermediate level sessions will be available upon expressed interest (see registration page).<br /><br;Protecting You, Protecting U.S-</p> </br;protecting></p> https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/discuss-popular-topics/small-business-events/safety-act-workshop-identifying-effective-anti-terrorism-technologies#comments Small Business Events Sun, 23 Jan 2011 00:28:38 +0000 SAFETY Act 67471 at https://www.sba.gov/community MOVED: Is there anyway to improve my site ? https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/discuss-popular-topics/small-business-events/moved-there-anyway-improve-my-site This post has been moved to &ldquo;SBA.gov Web Services Discussions [1]&rdquo;. [1] https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/discuss-popular-topics/small-business-events/there-anyway-improve-my-site https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/discuss-popular-topics/small-business-events/moved-there-anyway-improve-my-site#comments Small Business Events Wed, 22 Oct 2014 04:30:21 +0000 TrungPhung 1109031 at https://www.sba.gov/community FREE WEBINAR: 4 Ways To Simplify Your Marketing Efforts And Increase Your Online Credibility https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/discuss-popular-topics/small-business-events/free-webinar-4-ways-simplify-your-marketing-efforts-and-increase-your-online-credibility If you are an online entrepreneur and want to attract more clients, generate product sales, and boost your income for the rest of 2014, then you are invited to attend the free webinar: 4 Ways To Simplify Your Marketing Efforts, Gain Instant Credibility, and Earn the Income You Deserve! During this 60 minute webinar, International Best Selling Author, Internet Business Strategist and Mentor Stacie Walker will show you how you can get awesome results by injecting these four specific strategies even with very limited time. She's talking about 20 hours a week or less. Here's what to expect when you attend the webinar: *Discover how successful online entrepreneurs are using these four strategies to get more clients by working less. *Get instant credibility by implementing this specific but simple tactic. (Even a newbie can do this!) *Learn THE best keep secret to leverage your time and amplify your online marketing efforts. *Discover how you can reap the awesome benefits of social media by engineering your very own collaborative network. *And many other gems to look forward to. If you are serious about earning a six figure business as an online business owner, then reserve your spot for this free 60 minute webinar today. Once you reserve your virtual seat, expect an email with further instructions. Reserve your spot to the webinar to get mega traffic, quality leads and a steady flow of income. To get the exact details, please use the link in my signature line below to find out where to register for this business event. Thank you:) https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/discuss-popular-topics/small-business-events/free-webinar-4-ways-simplify-your-marketing-efforts-and-increase-your-online-credibility#comments Small Business Events Sat, 21 Jun 2014 15:39:30 +0000 Stacie Walker 1091101 at https://www.sba.gov/community Join Us For a Free Online Business Funding Workshop! https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/discuss-popular-topics/small-business-events/join-us-free-online-business-funding-workshop If you are planning to start a new business or expand an existing one then this workshop is for you. In 2013, SBA supported more than $29 billion in lending to America's small businesses, giving small businesses critical access to the capital they need to start and grow their business. In order to educate small business owners around the U.S about the new SBA loan programs and guidelines that the government issued on January 1st, 2014, we created an Online Business Funding Workshop. This workshop is for people who are planning to start a business or expand an existing one. The workshop is sponsored by small banks across the 50 states that issue these kind of loans. During the 20 minutes workshop our Government Finance Director will go over the new programs, guidelines, how to qualify, the funding that is available, and finally he'll give you tools on how you can use these programs to increase your sales and reduce expenses. For more information or to register contact me: Lior Root SBA Consultant 800-803-0013 ext 6 lior.fmb@gmail.com https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/discuss-popular-topics/small-business-events/join-us-free-online-business-funding-workshop#comments Small Business Events Wed, 07 May 2014 17:28:04 +0000 Fund My Business 837301 at https://www.sba.gov/community The Race to the Top of Search Rankings – Getting Ahead With SEO https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/discuss-popular-topics/small-business-events/race-top-search-rankings-%E2%80%93-getting-ahead-with-seo Did you know that the first page of Google search results gets 91.5% of all search traffic? The 2nd page drops down to 4.8%, and the traffic only continues to lessen as you go further and further past page one. Search Engine Optimization, SEO, is the process of increasing a site&rsquo;s visibility in the search engines in order to drive targeting and relevant traffic to your site. Search Engine marketing has become much more complex and even knowing where to start can be difficult for SMB owners. Join this live webinar as renowned local SEO expert Mike Blumenthal, co-founder of Local U, and Byron Hardie, SEO Director from G/O Digital and 18 year search veteran provide industry tips for local businesses on how to navigate organic rankings. Walk away from this webinar with actionable intelligence, through a discussion on: &middot; Optimizing for Google in the Modern Search Era &middot; 5 SEO &lsquo;Must Do&rsquo;s&rsquo; and best practices &middot; Generating customer feedback to boost your rankings and drive traffic &middot; How Local SEO optimization has opened up the doors for small business Presenters: Mike Blumenthal, industry expert and founding partner of Local U and Byron Hardie, SEO Director, G/O Digital, a Gannett Company Duration: 60 minutes Date and Time: August 19, 2014 at 9am PT SIGN UP: http://www.godigitalmarketing.com/resources/webinar-race-top-search-rankings-seo/ https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/discuss-popular-topics/small-business-events/race-top-search-rankings-%E2%80%93-getting-ahead-with-seo#comments Small Business Events Thu, 31 Jul 2014 22:02:08 +0000 godigitalmarketing 1101341 at https://www.sba.gov/community Small Business Seminar - Grand Rapids, Michigan https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/discuss-popular-topics/small-business-events/small-business-seminar-grand-rapids-michigan || Saturday August 2, 2014 at 8:30am. || Sign-up deadline: July 24, 2014 || The attorneys and counselors at the law firm of Zamzow PLLC are holding an small/independent business seminar at its downtown Grand Rapids office. The seminar is organized to provide general information on the following topics: Limited Liability Company formation; General operations management; Employee vs. independent contractor; Hiring practices; Workers compensation; Termination practices. : || Seating is limited to 8 individuals. If you are interested contact Zamzow PLLC by visiting the website : || : Sign-up is $150 and includes a free 45-minute consultation to be scheduled with Zamzow PLLC at a later date. Space is limited and registration is mandatory. The attorney-client relationship is not formed from the attendance of this seminar. https://www.sba.gov/community/discussion-boards/discuss-popular-topics/small-business-events/small-business-seminar-grand-rapids-michigan#comments Small Business Events Mon, 30 Jun 2014 15:53:41 +0000 zamzow pllc 1093711 at https://www.sba.gov/community