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SBA Programs: HUBZone & Veteran Assistance

In collaboration with the Francis Marion Kelley Center for Economic Development. This live session will discuss the SBA programs: HUBZone, Veteran-Owned, and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned. Devoted exclusively to promoting veteran entrepreneurship, the OVBD facilitates the use of all SBA programs by veterans, service-disabled veterans, reservists, active-duty service members, transitioning service members, and their dependents or survivors. Learn about federal programs that help veteran-owned small businesses access federal contract awards and surplus personal property. Learn who is eligible, program benefits, and where to go to register. The HUBZone program fuels small business growth in historically underutilized business zones with a goal of awarding at least three percent of federal contract dollars to HUBZone-certified companies each year. Learn who is eligible, program benefits, and where to go to register.

Tuesday, August 10, 2021 - 9:30am EDT


Go Global: Expand Your Market With Exporting

Using Real Time Video Connections to Increase Export Sales and Support Your Customers

Learn how to utilize virtual reality and real time video to connect with reps and customers for sales discussions, support, post-sales service, installation and training.

Thursday, August 19, 2021 - 2:00pm EDT


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National Small Business Week 2021 Virtual Summit Announced September 13-15

SBA to Host Three-Day Live Summit of Learning and Online Education Sessions for Small Businesses

The U.S. Small Business Administration has announced its 2021 National Small Business Week Virtual Summit for September 13-15, 2021. This year’s events will spotlight the resilience of America’s entrepreneurs and the renewal of the small business economy as they build back better from the economic crisis brought on by a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic. The virtual summit will honor the nation’s 30 million small businesses for their perseverance, ingenuity, triumphs, and creativity.   

SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman announced National Small Business Week in a video message. “As the voice for America’s 30 million small businesses and innovative startups, it’s my pleasure to announce the SBA’s annual National Small Business Week Summit,” said Administrator Guzman. “Over the last 16 months, we have seen the incredible determination and ingenuity of small businesses across the nation.  During NSBW, we will honor and celebrate their impact on our economy and strengthening of communities as we look towards recovery. NSBW is the perfect time for small businesses across the nation to network and learn about the many services and programs at the U.S. Small Business Administration, including our no-cost business counseling and mentoring opportunities available via our district offices and resource partners. We look forward to celebrating with you as we rebuild our economy and help our small businesses build back better.”

This year’s National Small Business Week activities will take place in a virtual atrium and will include numerous educational panels providing retooling and innovative practices for entrepreneurs as small businesses look to pivot and recover toward a stronger economy.

The SBA, along with our summit partner SCORE — the nation's largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors — will share important information about the many programs and services available to help businesses start and grow, build resilience and support, retain employees, discover new markets, and join key networks.

The National Small Business Week Virtual Summit will also include representatives from Fortune 500 companies who will discuss their paths to success and share resources to help businesses on their entrepreneurial journey. Highlights of the summit will include virtual booths to develop one-on-one connections with public and private sector partners to create opportunities for collaboration and information-sharing in real-time.  In addition, small business participants can learn more about new business strategies, meet other business owners, and talk with industry experts. Speakers will be announced at a later date.

To register for the National Small Business Week Virtual Summit and to learn more, please visit http://www.sba.gov/NSBW.

Upcoming Events

SCORE Business Mentor
Wednesday, August 11, 2021 - 4:00pm EDT

Facebook Business Manager Workshop
SCORE Business Mentor
Thursday, August 12, 2021 - 12:00pm EDT

Federal Contracting Readiness Program (FCRP)
SBA Sponsored
Friday, August 20, 2021 - 11:00am CDT