SBA News: Join Us and Partners to Celebrate 2021 Small Business Week

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Join the Nation in Celebrating Small Businesses

For more than 50 years, the SBA has celebrated National Small Business Week, recognizing the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. This year is one unlike the half-century that has come before.

More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create nearly two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year. As part of NSBW, the SBA takes the opportunity to highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and others who support entrepreneurship from all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and U.S. territories.

Join the SBA during the NSBW Virtual Summit, Sept 13-15, where we will recognize ten small businesses, including one from Minnesota!, who have navigated the coronavirus pandemic while supporting their employees and communities. More details are available here

And together with our partners, we will be celebrate with special events here in Minnesota too. Check out what's happening below and join us during the 2021 National Small Business Week!


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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.

Harry Miller of SCORE Mentors, which also pivoted significantly to meet the needs of Minnesota's small businesses. Minnesota small business owners, Milissa Silva, of El Burrito Mercado. Chris Schwartzbauer, of EXB Solutions, and Jayme and Erich Winter, of Millennium Theater will join him for the panel.

Register Now


Local SBA Training During NSBW

The SBA's Minnesota District Office also is hosting a couple of additional training webinars during NSBW highlighting how SBA helps entrepreneurs and small business owners start, grow, expand, and recover. 

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

  • Doing Business with the States of MN, ND, SD
    Sept. 14, 9 a.m.; Register
  • Info Sessions on Growth Programs (Emerging Leaders and CEO Next)
    Sept. 16, 9 a.m.; Register

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SBA Resource Partner Trainings During NSBW

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

  • Doing Business with the Federal Government (SBDC)
    Sept. 14; Learn More
  • Getting Ready - For early-stage businesses (WomenVenture)
    Sept 15; Learn More
  • DEED Main Street Small Business Grants Workshop (SBDC)
    Sept. 15; Learn More
  • Delegation for Success (SCORE)
    Sept. 15; Learn More
  • Double Your Sales Now While Working Less (SCORE)
    Sept. 15; Learn More
  • Powerful Websites (SCORE)
    Sept. 16; Learn More

Stay Updated

For more on SBA programs for the coronavirus, please visit www.sba.gov/relief.

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