SBA News: Celebrating Rural Entrepreneurs, Direct PPP Forgiveness Training and More

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Direct PPP Forgiveness Training for Borrowers

The SBA’s Office of Capital Access (OCA) is offering HQ level trainings for borrowers over the coming weeks:​

August 26, 2:30 pm ET

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September 2, 2:30 pm ET

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Celebrating Rural Entrepreneurship with Live Online Panel

Aug. 26, 12 p.m.

Join the SBA for an online panel discussion with rural-owned small businesses as they share their small business stories and how they utilized SBA and USDA economic aid to pivot during the pandemic.

You will also learn about resources available from the SBA and USDA to help rural entrepreneurs compete in the marketplace: launch or expand businesses; receive counseling; funding opportunities; and help to recover or rebuild from disasters.

Learn more and Register

Upcoming SBA Training

The SBA is hosting training webinars to provide SBA to help entrepreneurs and small business owners start, grow, expand, and recover. 

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

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

  • Becoming Credit-Ready 
    Sept. 1, 9 a.m.; Register

  • Steps for Starting a Small Business
    Sept. 8, 12 p.m.; Register
  • Veteran's Resource Brief
    Sept. 10, 10 a.m.; Register
  • SBA's 2021 National Small Business Week Virtual Summit 
    Sept. 13-15; Register
  • Doing Business with the States of MN, ND, SD
    Sept. 14, 9 a.m.; Register
  • Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification, A Legal Overview
    Oct. 5, 9 a.m.; Register

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SBA Resource Partner Trainings

  • Writing Your Technical Business Plan (SCORE)
    Aug. 24; Learn More
  • Google Analytics 2.0 - Beyond The Basics (SCORE)
    Aug. 24; Learn More
  • Marketing Your Business Using Website Techniques and Your Google My Business Listing (SBDC)
    Aug. 24; Learn More
  • To Incorporate or Not to Incorporate Your Business? That is the Question (SCORE)
    Aug. 24; Learn More
  • Prevailing Wage Seminar (Department of Labor)
    Aug. 25; Learn More
  • Digital Marketing 101 (SCORE)
    Aug. 25; Learn More
  • DEED Main Street Small Business Grants Workshop (SBDC)
    Sept. 2; Learn More

  • WomenVenture Services Overview
    Sept 8, 16; Learn More
  • Veteran Women Support Group Session (VBOC)
    Sept. 9; Learn More
  • Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities (SBDC and Entrepreneur Fund)
    Sept 9, 10; Learn More
  • Getting Ready - For early-stage businesses (WomenVenture)
    Sept 10, 15; Learn More
  • Double Your Sales Now While Working Less (SCORE)
    Sept. 15; Learn More
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