SBA News: SBIR Week July 19-23; SBA Back to Basics Webinar This Week

Wisconsin District Office--July 12, 2021

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Interested in funding to bring your research ideas to the marketplace? Register now for the 2021 National SBIR Week from July 19-23 to learn about the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) programs – America’s Seed Fund!

This free, virtual opportunity connects innovators to meet one-on-one with Federal agency decision-makers to gain an in-depth understanding of the available programs, funding, and support for innovative startups. In collaboration with the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) and  Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC), SBIR Week will also feature the InVision Tour, which empowers minority entrepreneurs to commercialize technologies.

Ready to transform ideas into innovation?


Register now!

SBA Back to Basics Webinar July 15

Introduction to SBA Programs Information Session


Get to know SBA's resources to help you start, stay in business, and keep growing post-pandemic!



  • SBA's regular loan programs offer significant advantages including longer terms to help you manage your cash flow. Even startups and those selling overseas may be eligible for SBA-backed loans.
  • SBA's partner organizations that advised businesses during the pandemic can also provide training and mentoring going forward.
  • Did you know that the federal government is the largest buyer of goods and services in the world? Last year, over $100 billion in federal contracts were awarded to small businesses. Learn how a small business federal contracting certification can open the door to this revenue stream for you. 

July 15, 10 am


July/August Webinars to Boost Your Business Know-How


Trainings with SBA


Back to Basics  July 15, 10 am    Aug 4, 10 am

Partnering with Purpose: Challenges in Developing Successful Business Teams and Partnerships (with WPI), July 20, 10 am

15th Annual Government Opportunities Business Conference (with WPI), July 22, 8 am

Partnering with Purpose: A Roadmap to Developing Successful Teams and Partnerships (with WPI),  Aug 17, 10 am

Partner Trainings


Start a Small Business in Eight Steps (Western WI WBC),

      July 13, 6 pm       Aug 11, 6 pm

What Would WWBIC Do? July 13, 1 pm

Strong Women, Strong Coffee (WWBIC), July 14, 8 am

3 Tools to Get Your Business Online (Western WI WBC), July 15, 10:30 am

So You Want to Start a Business (WWBIC), July 15, 1 pm

Café Fuerte para Soñar: Platicas Virtuales Mensual (WWBIC), July 17, 10 am

El Plan de Negocio Esencial (WWBIC), July 19, 6 pm

Leading with Emotional Intelligence (SBDC), July 20, 8:30 am

Partnering with Purpose: Challenges in Developing Successful Business Teams and Partnerships (WPI), July 20, 10 am

 Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Small Business Websites (SBDC), July 21, 10 am

The Power of Credit (WWBIC), July 21, 6 pm

Cup of Joe Networking Event (WWBIC), July 22, 8 am

ABC's of Business Plan (WWBIC), July 22, 1 pm

Marquette Law School Entrepreneurship Clinic Hours, July 23, 12 pm

Friday Feature: Is It Time to Sell? (WWBIC)  July 23, 1 pm

New! How to Organize an Online Pop-up Sale (Western WI WBC), July 29, 10:30 am

Cashflow, Cashflow, Cashflow! (WWBIC, July 29, 1 pm

Be the Boss of Your Money (WWBIC), July 29, 6 pm

First Steps to Starting a Business (SBDC)-3-session course starts Aug 4, 7 pm

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