2021 Access to Success Small Business Conference

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Learn to Trade Roundtable Series: Protecting Your Intellectual Property in Trade

Join SBA’s Office of International Trade for a second installment of our new Learn to Trade Roundtable Series with Protecting Your Intellectual Property in Trade. This 45-minute session for small businesses will provide an overview of the fundamentals of protecting your intellectual property when selling internationally. The session will cover:

  • How can I protect my intellectual property (trademarks, copyrights, patents, and trade secrets) outside the U.S.?
  • What international agreements exist to help me protect my intellectual property?
  • How can I request enforcement of my trademarks and copyrights against infringing imports and report companies that are importing infringing goods?
  • Learn about resources the U.S. Government provides to help small business exporters and manufacturers in protecting their valuable intellectual property from theft.

Monday, June 28, 2021 - 1:00pm EDT


2021 Small Business Conference, Strengthening Small Businesses: From Access to Opportunity


U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Small Business Conference

This virtual interactive conference will feature experts including HHS Senior Leadership, HHS Heads of Contracting Activity, HHS Small Business Specialists, SBA Regional Offices, Small Business Resource Partners, Large Prime Contractors, and Small Businesses from across the nation.

After a dynamic program of panels, breakout sessions, speeches, and matchmaking, stay tuned for the Small Business Awards ceremony, where we will honor small businesses, government employees, resource partners and industry partners who have made outstanding contributions to small businesses within the past year.

Tuesday, June 29, 2021 - 9:00am EDT

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Elevating Small Business Series on June 24 at 1 pm EDT


SBA National Event Celebrating Pride Month

Join the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for an online panel discussion with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender-owned small businesses as they share their small business stories and how they utilized SBA’s economic aid to pivot during the pandemic. You will also learn about the SBA resources available to help entrepreneurs compete in the marketplace: launch or expand businesses; receive counseling; funding opportunities; and help to recover or rebuild from disasters.

The event will be moderated by Julie Verratti, Associate Administrator for the SBA’s Office of Field Operations. In addition, there will be participation from Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI).

Panelists include:

  • Christopher Diebel, Owner, Bubba Southern Comforts, Des Moines, IA
  • John Pepe, Co-Owner, Chez Est, Hartford, CT
  • Tina Reynolds, President, Uptown Studios, Sacramento, CA
  • Kelly Wilson, Owner/Co-founder, Weave Gotcha Covered, Kansas City, MO


Upcoming Events

Simples Steps: Basic Business Finance
SCORE Business Mentor
Thursday, June 17, 2021 - 1:00pm EDT

I-HOPE Women's Business Center Orientation-Get to Know Us!
Women's Business Center
Thursday, June 17, 2021 - 2:00pm EDT

Federal Contracting Readiness Program (FCRP)
SBA Sponsored
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 11:00am CDT