SBA News: Women's Equity Event Today, Pivots Panel and Tons of Training and Tax Tips

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Women's Equality Day Fireside Chat

Economic Equality for Women Entrepreneurs: A Conversation in Celebration of Women’s Equality Day 2021

Aug. 26, 1 p.m.

Today is Women’s Equality Day, commemorating the 101st anniversary of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote, the SBA is hosting a fireside chat featuring a conversation between Isabella Casillas Guzman, 27th Administrator of the SBA, and Assistant Administrator of the Office of Women's Business Ownership, Natalie Madeira Cofield. Opening remarks will be presented by Jennifer Klein, Deputy Assistant to the President, Executive Director and Co-chair of the White House Gender Policy Council.

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As the number of women entrepreneurs in the community grows to unprecedented levels, SBA has resources for women small business owners to survive and thrive amid the COVID-19 pandemic, including the SBA’s Women’s Business Center network of 136 centers located across the country.


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Small Business Resiliency and Pivots Panel

Sept. 16, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Join us during Small Business Week to hear from Minnesota small business owners on how they pivoted and what you can do to build resiliency for the future.

This panel discussion will be moderatored by Harry Miller of SCORE Mentors, which also made some huge pivots to meet the needs of Minnesota's small businesses. He'll be joined by Minnesota small business owners, Milissa Silva, El Burrito Mercado. Chris Schwartzbauer, EXB Solutions, and Jayme and Erich Winter, Millennium Theater.

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Ready to grow your business? Sign up for SBA's Emerging Leaders Initiative.

Info Session for Growth Programs

Sept. 16, 9 a.m.; Register or Oct. 8, 12 p.m.; Register

Is your business established and ready to grow? Join us on Thursday, September 19 at 9 am to learn about business programs that support and accelerate business growth . This forum will feature:

Find out which program is the best fit for your business. Past participants from CEO Next Business Institute and the SBA Emerging Leaders Program will also share their experiences with the programs.

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:

  • Celebrating Rural Entrepreneurship with Live Online Panel
    Aug. 26, 12 p.m.; Register
  • Becoming Credit-Ready 
    Sept. 1, 9 a.m.; Register
  • Steps for Starting a Small Business
    Sept. 8, 12 p.m.; Register
  • SBA Grants for Global Expansion
    Sept. 9, 1 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
  • Small Business Week Minnesota Panel - Resiliency and Pivots
    Sept 16, 11:30 a.m.; Register

  • Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification, A Legal Overview
    Oct. 5, 9 a.m.; Register

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SBA Resource Partner Trainings

  • Starting a Business at 50+ (SCORE)
    Sept. 1; Learn More
  • DEED Main Street Small Business Grants Workshop (SBDC)
    Sept. 2; Learn More
  • Activate Your Ideas (SCORE)
    Sept. 2; Learn More
  • Business Development Essentials (SCORE)
    Sept 7; Learn More

  • WomenVenture Services Overview
    Sept 8, 16; Learn More
  • Grow Your Business with Google AdWords and PPC (SCORE)
    Sept. 8; Learn More

  • Veteran Women Support Group Session (VBOC)
    Sept. 9; Learn More
  • Multicultural Marketing (SCORE)
    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
  • Delegation for Success (SCORE)
    Sept. 15; Learn More
  • Double Your Sales Now While Working Less (SCORE)
    Sept. 15; Learn More
  • Doing Business with the States of MN, ND, SD (PTAC)
    Sept. 14; Learn More

  • Grow Your Business With Google Ads (SCORE)
    Sept. 14; Learn More

  •  Doing Business with the Federal Government (SBDC)
    Sept. 14; Learn More
  • Powerful Websites (SCORE)
    Sept. 16; Learn More
  • Intro to Social Media Advertising (SCORE)
    Sept. 21; Learn More

  • Authentic and Effective Networking with our New Normal (BBB)
    Sept. 22; Learn More

Tax Tips from the IRS

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