Wisconsin Small Business News - National Small Business Week Edition

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National Small Business Week is May 1-7!
 Free Webinars, Local Events, Live Streaming

FREE Webinars With NSBW Cosponsors



Colonial Life & Accident Insurance: Taking the Mystery out of Voluntary Benefits w/ Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Monday, May 02, 2016 | Noon CT 

Square, Inc.: The Decline of Magstripe Cards—and What That Means for Your Business Monday, May 02, 2016 | 2 PM 

YP Marketing Solutions: Cloud, Mobile, and Social: Great Apps and Services That Will Grow Your Business  Tuesday, May 03, 2016 | 2 PM

Sam's Club: Access to Capital and Business Loans: Best Practices Wednesday, May 04, 2016 | 3 PM

Intuit Quickbooks: Tips for Getting Your Business Financially Fit Thursday, May 05, 2016 | 2 PM

Local Learning and Networking

There are more than 20 classes and workshops taking place in Wisconsin May 1-7! For the fourth year, SBA is partnering with Milwaukee Small Business Week on a full slate of activities, including the 31st SBA Awards Breakfast on May 6 (see next article). You can find SBA at the events below: 

May 2:  City of Milwaukee’s Small Business Sustainability Conference, Keynote Address from Rodney Sampson from Shark Tank (SBA financing panel 11 am) Time: 8am - 1:30pm  Cost: FREE REGISTER HERE

May 3: Don’t Take a Job, Make a Job Workshop for Former Offenders Featuring Rodney Sampson from Shark Tank (SBA will showcase its micro-lending) 7:30am - 10:30am  Cost: FREE REGISTER HERE

May 4: Hmong Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce 10th Annual Business Awards Luncheon,  Milwaukee. (SBA will be presenting its Minority Small Business Champion award)   REGISTER HERE

May 5:  In the Racine/Kenosha area, FDIC is hosting a workshop on Economic and Community Development Opportunities: Connections within Housing & Small Business, in Sturdevant  8:30 am - 2:00 pm.  more information and registration.   

It's an excellent week to take positive action to help your business start, grow, and succeed.  See our partners' events on the SBA Wisconsin calendar and website.  

Registration Extended for the SBA Small Business Awards Breakfast on May 6

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You have a few more days to register for the Small Business Awards breakfast!  Join the 250+ business and community leaders honoring 13 awardees. You'll hear from Andrea Sreshta, co-founder of LuminAID and recipient of 5 offers on "Shark Tank." Click on the image to sign up now. 


Save the Date!  May 17, 8 am-noon, Contracting for Small Construction Businesses with HUD and the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee 

Some National Small Business Week activities will be live-streamed from Washington, DC and around the country.  Follow #DreamSmallBiz for updates or check www.sba.gov/nsbw.  Follow SBA Wisconsin at #SBA_WI or at www.sba.gov/wi