SBA News: End of Year Checklist, Non-profit Resources, Workers Comp and other training events for small business

Minnesota District Office  - November 27, 2019

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Shop Small Business Saturday

Ahead of Small Business Saturday, we visited area businesses with a local agency, Discover Saint Louis Park, working to help promote people coming to, and spending money in, their area. Thanks to their introduction, we are excited to share a few local small business owners who are working to create positive change in the Walker Lake Business District.

Follow along this week on our Twitter feed with #ShopSmallMN for some of the highlights!

End-of-Year Checklist for Small Businesses

It's the time to reflect on the past few months, and set goals for the upcoming year. Preparing for the year to come will ensure steady growth for your business. Check out this article from our partners at the SBDC for a list of five things you can do to help ensure 2020 get's off to a good start.

NonProfit Resources in Minnesota

At the SBA we often get questions from entrepreneurs and business owners on a wide variety of topics, including those interested in starting or growing a nonprofit. And while that's not in our wheelhouse, we care about getting you the information you need to succeed.

We recently meet with Propel Nonprofits to learn about them and the efforts of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits so that we could have a better understanding of when to refer them as a resource. Both organizations offer robust programing to help individuals and organizations navigate the complexities of the nonprofit world.

If you're interested in learning more, check them out at the links above.

Managing Risk: The Real Cost of Workers Comp

Thursday, December 5, 2019
12pm - 2pm

Register Now

Do you have a plan in place if one of your employees gets hurt on the job? At this lunch & learn from WomenVenture, you'll get all the facts on workers' compensation insurance - what it means, why you need it, and how much it will cost. 

$15 registration fee includes lunch catered by Breaking Bread Catering.

Upcoming Training and Events

  • Time Management Techniques
    December 3 - 11:00 a.m. - Maplewood; Register
  • Managing Risk: The Real Cost of Workers Comp
    December 5 - 12 p.m. - Online; Register
  • Starting a Business in MN
    December 10 - 2 p.m. - Duluth; Register
  • Opening Your Business to the World
    December 11 - 11 a.m. - St. Paul; Register
  • First Steps to Business Success
    December 11 - 6 p.m. - River Falls, WI; Register
  • Business Opportunities in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean
    December 12, 12 p.m. - Online; Register
  • Start Up Smart
    December 16, 5:30 p.m. - Mankato; Register
  • Wage and Theft Law Training 
    December 19 - 8:00 a.m. - Cambridge; Register

Tax Tips

National Tax Security Awareness Week is December 2-6, 2019. We are sharing these tips from the IRS to help you get up to speed. 

Additional helpful tax tips from the IRS include: