Virtual summit

Meet fellow business owners and entrepreneurs and get expert advice at this FREE 2-day summit.


About the event

The National Small Business Week 2-day virtual summit is happening Tuesday, April 30 – Wednesday, May 1, 2024.

This year’s event will include educational presentations by experts, exhibit booths, free business resources, multiple peer-to-peer networking rooms, and expert business advice from SCORE mentors

The event is free to attend for both established and aspiring business owners. However, you must first register to gain entry.

See the schedule of events below, or download a PDF version of the schedule.

Tuesday, April 30

Time (ET) Session Cosponsored by
10:00 a.m. Virtual Doors Open! Explore the Environment  
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. Accelerate Business Growth with the Help of AI Visa
11:45 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Securing Your Small Business in a Work-From-Anywhere World T-Mobile
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Learn About the No-Cost SBA T.H.R.I.V.E Educational Program SBA
2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Unlock AI’s Potential for Your Small Business Grow with Google
2:40 p.m. – 3:40 p.m. Building a Foundation for Online Marketing Success: Review, Plan, and Execute Constant Contact
3:55 p.m. – 4:55 p.m. Leveraging E-Commerce to Scale Your Business Amazon
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. How to Start a Food Truck Business: A Step-by-Step Guide SCORE

Wednesday, May 1

Time (ET) Session Cosponsored by
10:00 a.m. Virtual Doors Open! Explore the Environment  
11:00 a.m. – 11:40 p.m. 8 Practical Skills to Run a Successful Business Visa
11:45 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Small Business Strategies for Collaboration and Productivity T-Mobile
12:50 p.m. – 1:50 p.m. Navigating Your Cash Flow Chase for Business
1:55 p.m. – 2:55 p.m. How to Turn Your Side Hustle into a Business & Securing Your First Loan NerdWallet
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Future of Commerce 2024 Square
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. My SBA SBA
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. How to Write a Grant Proposal for Your Business SCORE

Networking rooms

Between sessions, make sure you check out our other rooms:

  • Exhibit hall: Chat with our cosponsors and pick up free resources for your business.
  • Mentoring hall: Get answers to your business questions from one of our experienced mentors.
  • Networking lounge: Make new connections with fellow aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners.
  • Inspiration hall: View small business success stories and get inspired to achieve greatness.
Last updated April 12, 2024