Webinar: How to Take Your Woman-Owned Small Biz Global | 11 Ways to Generate Word-of-Mouth About Your Biz | How to Take the Lead as the Female CEO

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Webinar: How to Take Your Woman-Owned Small Business Global

With almost 300,000 small businesses currently exporting – and responsible for a third of last year’s record $2.345 trillion in U.S. exports – now is an ideal time to use the SBA’s export loan programs to take your business global. Join our webinar Thursday, March 26 at 2 PM ET to find out how!

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Online Course: Encore Entrepreneurship for Women

Are you a woman over the age of 50 who is interested in pursuing a second career and launching your own business? This introduction to business planning can help you get started in just thirty minutes!

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How to Take the Lead as the Female CEO

Women in positions of power (CEO or business owner) often struggle to be perceived as great leaders and equals to their male counterparts, but the latest statistics about female entrepreneurship show their strength.

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ConnectAmericas: Promoting Foreign Trade and International Investment

Have you heard? ConnectAmericas is the first social network for businesses in the Americas, dedicated to promoting foreign trade and international investment by helping Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) grow their businesses internationally in three steps: CONNECT, LEARN, FINANCE.

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11 Ways to Generate Word-of-Mouth About Your Business

A recent study revealed that small businesses said “word of mouth” was their most effective marketing tool. Sixty-two percent cited word-of-mouth as their best marketing tactic—nearly twice as effective as the email, the second-rated tactic (34 percent). Here's how you can you boost word-of-mouth marketing for your small business.

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Thinking Strategically About Your Small Business Marketing

Many experts say "acting strategically" is the key to small business success. Here are a few resources from the folks at SCORE for how to think specifically about your marketing initiatives in a smart, strategic way.

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What do you think? Increasing Mentor-Protégé Opportunities for all Small Businesses

SBA recently published a proposed rule to amend its regulations to establish a government-wide Mentor-Protégé Program for all small businesses as directed by the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 and the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 (NDAA). SBA’s current mentor protégé program is only offered to eligible participants in the 8(a) Business Development program.

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> Have comments? Submit them at regulations.gov by April 6.

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 host free Affordable Care Act 101 webinars so small business owners can learn the basics of the Affordable Care Act and how they can enroll in health insurance marketplaces. Join us Thursdays at 2 PM ET.

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 on select Tuesdays at 4 PM ET


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