SBA News: Business Smart Series and other upcoming training opportunities

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Business Smart Series

Ready, Set, Go with Your Business

The SBA's Minnesota District Office is hosting a three part series to help lay the groundwork for new and aspiring entrepreneurs like you to launch a business idea and to understand the steps to building a small business.

All classes will be held virtually.  Register for one or more of the three modules below.  

  • Cybersecurity for Government Contractors (with MN PTAC)
    July 21, 9 a.m.; Learn More
  • Ready: Business Startup Basics 
    August 12, 9 a.m.; Register

  • Set: Becoming Credit-Ready 
    August 19, 9 a.m.; Register

  • Go: Finding Additional Support and Resources 
    August 26, 9 a.m.; Register

Additional Upcoming SBA Training

The SBA Minnesota District Office is hosting training webinars to provide SBA COVID-19 funding options and general technical assistance to help entrepreneurs and small business owners start, grow, expand, and recover. 

To learn more and register today, visit the links below:

  • Steps for Starting a Small Business
    August 11, 12 p.m.; Register
  • Veteran's Resource Brief
    Aug 14, 10 a.m.; Register
  • Pasos simples para iniciar un negocio en Minnesota
    August 18, 2 p.m.; Register

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SBA Resource Partner Trainings

  • PPP and Other COVID Relief Options (SCORE)
    July 20; Learn More
  • Know Your Numbers (SCORE)
    July 21; Learn More
  • QuickBooks Basics: Desktop Version (SCORE)
    July 22; Learn More
  • Search Engine Optimization (SCORE)
    July 22; Learn More
  • Financial Wellness - 2 Session Series (SCORE)
    July 22, 29; Learn More
  • Grow Your Business With SEO 2.0 (SCORE)
    July 27; Learn More

  • 5 Key Marketing Ingredients to Grow Your Business (SCORE)
    July 27; Learn More
  • Selling a Business (SCORE)
    July 28; Learn More
  • Tracking Your Business Using Spreadsheets (SCORE)
    July 28; Learn More
  • Veteran Women Support Group Session (VBOC)
    July 29, Aug. 12; Learn More
  • Time Management Techniques (SCORE)
    Aug. 5; Learn More
  • Business Planning using a Bubble Chart Road Map (SBDC)
    August 12; Learn More
  • Understanding Your Business Finances (SBDC)
    Aug. 11; Learn More
  • Marketing Your Business Using Website Techniques and Your Google My Business Listing (SBDC)
    Aug. 24; Learn More
  • Marketing Your Business Using Website Techniques and Your Google My Business Listing (SBDC)
    Aug. 24; Learn More
  • Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities Conference (SBDC)
    Sept. 9-10; Learn More
  • Doing Business with the Federal Government (SBDC)
    Sept. 14; Learn More
  • Authentic and Effective Networking in our New Normal (BBB)
    Sept. 22; Learn More

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