National Small Business Week - Upcoming Events

Los Angeles District Office

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SBA's Los Angeles District Office celebrates National Small Business Week!



For more than 50 years, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners.

More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year.

As part of National Small Business Week, the U.S. Small Business Administration takes the opportunity to highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and others from all 50 states and U.S. territories. Every day, they’re working to grow small businesses, create 21st century jobs, drive innovation, and increase America’s global competitiveness.

National Small Business Week 2019 is May 5th - May 11th, and SBA's Los Angeles District Office is hosting and participating in celebratory events beginning in April and throughout the month of May. Check out upcoming events below!

Upcoming Events 

2019 LA Mayor's Small Business Summit 

April 29, 2019

Los Angeles Trade-Technical College

In anticipation of US Small Business Week, Mayor Eric Garcetti will present his 2nd Annual Small Business Summit, a multi-faceted, free program with workshops, exhibitors, and hands-on contracting and certification assistance.

To register, click here!


USC Economic Development Summit

April 30, 2019

University of Southern California 

This summit features distinguished guests, panels of prominent experts and interactive workshops, and offers exclusive high level networking, encourages strategic connections, promotes growth through interactive workshops and tailored guidance. Micro, small or medium business owners, entrepreneurs, visionaries, or startups are encouraged to attend.

To register, click here!


Build a Better Business - Networking & Panel of Business Experts

May 1, 2019

Skirball Cultural Center

RadioKIRN and #IranianHotline are collaborating on this event  to help small business owners and entrepreneurs network, learn and drive on the path to success with panel discussions on federal funding programs, business law, marketing strategies, branding and social media marketing.

To register, click here!

93rd Annual World Trade Week Kickoff Breakfast 

May 2, 2019

InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown

For over 90 years, World Trade Week (WTW), an initiative of the L.A. Area Chamber, has brought together prominent businesses, and government and civic leaders to celebrate international trade. Join over 800 businesses and leaders  for the largest celebration of international trade in the nation at the 93rd Annual World Trade Week Kickoff Breakfast. 

To register, click here!


West Covina Small Business Week Celebration

May 8 - May 9, 2019

West Covina City Hall

The City of West Covina will celebrate this year’s National Small Business Week  by hosting the 4th Annual West Covina Small Business Week (WCSBW). The event features presentations from industry professionals, a business expo, the annual Mixer, and the Awards Ceremony. 

To register, click here


Santa Paula National Small Business Week Celebration

May 9, 2019

Santa Paula Chamber of Commerce

Looking to start a new business or to grow, expand, or recover an existing one? Join the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the City of Santa Paula at the Santa Paula Chamber of Commerce this National Small Business Week to explore how the SBA can help your business thrive.As a qualified SBA HUBZone, USDA Rural Market, and Opportunity Zone, Santa Paula businesses may be eligible for certain unique Federal assistance and incentives unavailable elsewhere.

Join us for this one-hour introductory seminar and learn more about how you can start, grow, expand, recover your business with the SBA and the City of Santa Paula!

To register, click here!


Review & Refresh Your Business: Rights, Responsibilities, and Resources

May 10, 2019

Santa Maria Public Library

As a small business owner and an employer, you may have legal responsibilities under the federal employment anti-discrimination and labor laws. Come and learn about the federal laws that may apply to your business, and get connected with free Federal assistance in small business counseling, funding, Federal Government contracts, disaster recovery, and more.

Join the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), City of Santa Maria, Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce, and local resource partners to review your small business rights, responsibilities, and resources!

To register, click here!