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Free Affordable Care Act 101 webinar covering healthcare reform and your small business hosted by SBA and Small Business Majority. Click to RSVP today

Affordable Care Act 101 Webinars

SBA and Small Business Majority will continue to host free Affordable Care Act 101 weekly webinars so small business owners can learn the basics of the Affordable Care Act and how they can enroll in health insurance marketplaces.


In addition, Spanish-speaking small employers throughout the country can join representatives from SBA, HHS and Small Business Majority for ACA 101 webinars in Spanish. Below are the registration links for the upcoming Spanish-language webinars, which will be held every other Tuesday throughout the summer and fall. 

A Bank's Gift Demonstrates the Power of Small Business Innovation

Last week, Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet joined leaders of JP Morgan Chase as they announced a five-year, $30 million philanthropic investment to support the pioneering work of American small businesses joining “regional clusters."

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Webinar: Learn More about a New Retirement Benefit Option for Your Employees

“myRA” (“My Retirement Account”) is a new retirement savings account intended for employees who don't have access to an employer-sponsored plan or who aren't eligible for their employer’s plan, but are looking for a simple, safe, and affordable way to start saving. Learn more during this webinar on Tuesday, August 12 at 1pm with SBA, the Treasury Department and Small Business Majority.

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Getting Started With Exporting: Training and Educational Resources

Exporting represents a big opportunity to tap in to new markets, expand your customer base and grow your business. But getting started with exporting can sometimes feel like a maze of regulations, policies, and other barriers. Here are some free training and educational resources to help.

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SBA & AARP Webinar: Q&A Session to Help You Start Your Business—Ask the Experts!

This is your chance to get your small business questions answered by those in the know! Join AARP and SBA on Tuesday, August 12 at 2pm ET to ask about developing your business plan, securing financing, accounting, marketing, bookkeeping and more.

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Get Over These Dangerous Business Planning Myths

Business planning is a tool for steering and managing your business, whether you need a document or not. Expert Tim Berry dispels this idea and other common business planning myths.

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2014 National Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week Conference

Register now for the nation’s premier event for minority businesses, taking place July 31-August 1 at the Washington Hilton in Washington, DC. Join America’s most diverse entrepreneurs, business owners and executives to capitalize on actionable opportunities for business growth by:

  • Networking with decision makers from multinational corporations, government representatives and leading entrepreneurs.
  • Accessing information from industry experts about business expansion through capital, contracts, and new markets.
  • Engaging in one-on-one meetings at our business-to-business matchmaking sessions with agency representatives to expand your network and identify opportunities.

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ChallengeHer — Opportunities & Access to Federal Contracts for Women-Owned Small Businesses

If you’re a woman-owned small business looking to contract with the federal government and seeking assistance on how to navigate in the federal procurement arena, we have good news that can help!

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