It's National Small Business Week - come celebrate!

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National Small Business Week Twitter Chat on May tenth at Noon eastern standard time. The hashtag is #smallbusinessweek

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Small Business Week Starts! 

Starting Monday, take advantage of more than 30 FREE workshops aimed at helping you start, scale and grow your business. Choose from topics geared toward solving your toughest business challenges.  Some seats are still available. Register Now! 

Finance Workshops 
Buy Your Building and Secure Your Financial Future: Affordable Commercial Real Estate Financing
Leverage Your Business Credit to Help Your Business Grow
Community Lenders: Where to Go When Banks Say No
Money to Grow: Financing Your Business
Be Your Own Landlord: Purchasing Commercial Real Estate for Your Business
Accounting and Tax 101

Business Basics Workshops
Navigating On-Demand Services for Small Business
How to Make a Living Making Food
A Simple Plan for Your Business: Step by Step for Success
A Panel Discussion on ADA/ABE for Small Business
Growing a Sustainable Business - Get the Help You Need to Build a Strong Business
How to Grow Your Small Business Using Instagram, LinkedIn & Yelp
Supporting Your Business Model: Pricing, Positioning and Payment Options
Keeping the Business Going: Transitioning Your Business to the Next Generation Through Employee Ownership

Legal Workshops 
Starting a Small Business: Legal Considerations
How to Understand and Approach a Commercial Lease
Understanding Contracts

Marketing Workshops
Develop a Tactical Web Presence
Creating a Pitch Deck for Non-Tech Businesses
Yelp 101 for Small Business


Can't join us in San Francisco?  Check out these events happening all around the bay area during Small Business Week


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The event brings together Silicon Valley business and City leaders, assistance organizations, and entrepreneurs to encourage business growth in Silicon Valley. Workshops cover a wide range of topics including access to capital, marketing, business planning, maintaining working capital, and many others all recognizing the changing nature of the national and local economies.

Register to attend here


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The City of Oakland will mark National Small Business Week (May 5 - 11, 2019) with a variety of free workshops and events.  The theme this year is Helping Oakland's Diverse Business Community Thrive. For 2019, they are taking the workshops into the commercial districts that small businesses call home.   

Visit the city of Oakland's lineup of workshops, classes, and celebrations


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National Small Business Week Virtual Conference

The U.S. Small Business Administration and SCORE will host a 2-Day Virtual Conference during National Small Business Week.

The conference will take place Tuesday, May 7 – Wednesday, May 8 between 11:00 AM – 5:30 PM Eastern / 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM Pacific each day.

View the virtual conference lineup here


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San Rafael Chamber of Commerce, SBDC Marin, and San Francisco SCORE are partnering to present three informative and relevant workshops to help your business.

May 6 12:00-2:00 2019 Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training
May 7 12:00-2:00 Digital Marketing Strategies - Get Your Business Noticed Online
May 10 12:00-2:00 The Big Brand Blueprint: How to Clarify your Message so People Listen

Register here


SBA’s participation or support in these events is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of any co-sponsor or other person or entity.