Happy National Small Business Week, May 4-8!

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Tune in all week for live-streaming, beginning at 1 p.m. ET Monday with a panel discussion on small business financing followed by a conversation with SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet and Joyce Rosenberg of the Associated Press.

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“Dream Big” This National Small Business Week, May 4-8

Our country was founded by risk-taking pioneers in search of new horizons. More than two centuries later, what sets America apart in the world is the willingness of our entrepreneurs to take risks. Small businesses allow Americans to be their own boss and improve their lot in life through hard work – a core American value.

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Join our Thunderclap now, along with thousands of others to send a message about the importance of supporting local small businesses.
What is Thunderclap?
Thunderclap is the first crowd-speaking platform that helps people be heard by saying something together.

How does it work?
If you reach your supporter goal, Thunderclap will blast out a timed Twitter, Facebook, or Tumblr post from all your supporters, creating a wave of attention.

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Do I Have to Pay My Employees for That? 

Common and Not-So Common Workplace Scenarios

With ADP

Monday, May 04, 2015

4:00 PM Eastern Time

Join us as we discuss some of the common pay and time-tracking questions ADP's HR HelpDesk fields every day.  Understanding the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), correctly classifying employees as exempt, non-exempt or as an independent contractor, and more.

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The Secrets to Crafting a Digital Footprint

with YP

Monday, May 04, 2015

6:00 PM Eastern Time 

Consumers are serious researchers. When they are on the hunt for a new product or service, they will search across devices, use multiple sites, and make decisions after reading quality content and reviewing videos and images. Join Steve Strauss, USA Today Small Business columnist, and Jeff Biesman from YP for this action-oriented conversation.

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What Small Business Owners Need to Know about Liability for Counterfeit Fraud on Chip Card Accounts

With Visa

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

3:00 PM Eastern Time

Liability for counterfeit fraud on chip card accounts will shift from the chip card issuer to business owners who have not upgraded to chip-activated terminals. Visa will bring together experts to help you understand how new payment technologies impact your business’ bottom line.

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Voluntary Benefits: Not Just For the Big Guys 

with Colonial Life

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

4:00 PM Eastern Time 

Many small businesses do not offer benefits. Many business owners don’t think they can afford them, don’t know that their business is large enough to qualify, or think they’re too much of an administrative hassle.  But the truth is, you can offer a strong benefits package to your employees, even though your business is small. Join this webinar to learn more about voluntary benefits and how they can help your business.

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Payments as a Trigger for Small Business Growth

With PayPal

Thursday, May 07, 2015

2:30 PM Eastern Time

Tune in to an interactive discussion featuring Crisloid, a PayPal merchant, and hear how simple steps like adding a payments button to your website can spur growth. 

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    Can't Make it to the NSBW Events? Catch them Live Streamed

    While, NSBW is happening virtually all over the country, we are hosting a number of live events with SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet to celebrate small businesses and recognize their distinguished efforts as the engine of our nation's economy. 

    Tune in all week for live-streaming! Join the conversation by using #DreamSmallBiz

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