SBA News: 2021 Small Business Week Virtual Conference Update and More

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Join the Nation in Celebrating Small Businesses

The National Small Business Week Virtual Summit is next week! Learn new business strategies, meet other business owners, and chat with industry experts. This free online event will include educational webinars, updates on resources for small businesses, and a networking chat room for business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.


Virtual Summit Highlights:

SBA Administrator Isabel Castillas Guzman will open the week, with all three days having morning, midday, and late day sessions.  Themes include:

Monday, September 13, 10 am CT – “Getting Back on Track: Resources to Build Back Better”  Morning, midday, and afternoon sessions

Tuesday, September 14, 10 am CT – “Better Serving Small Businesses and Underserved Communities

Wednesday, September 15, 10 am CT – “Continuance to Support Resilience and Renewal”

View the full schedule

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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

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