National Preparedness Month, Small Business Week, Foreign Regulations & more

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Local Events

Capital Summit 2021 (in-person), September 14 at 9AM PDT

Join SBA San Francisco District Director Julie Clowes, and a panel of banks, credit unions and other small business lenders as they discuss financing options for your business. You'll have an opportunity to learn first-hand from the lenders themselves what lending products they offer and the type of information they need from borrowers in order to fund loans. You'll also have an opportunity to ask questions and meet with some of the lenders one on one


Protecting your Intellectual Property, September 22 at 11AM PDT 

Join Start Small Think Big along with SBA and Small Business Majority (SBM) for a workshop on understanding intellectual property

This workshop focuses on the issues surrounding intellectual property such as trademarks, copyrights, and patents as they apply to U.S. business owners and entrepreneurs under U.S. federal law, and how small businesses can protect their intellectual property


Legal Issues of Doing Business Online, September 23 at 11AM PDT 

Join Start Small Think Big along with SBA and Small Business Majority (SBM) for a workshop on doing business online 

The webinar covers issues related to intellectual property use on business websites, terms of use/service, and privacy policies, along with some general best practice guidance for small business owners 



National/Other Events

Illustration of a person in front of a computer with text that includes, National Small Business Week Virtual Summit, September 13-15, 2021

National Small Business Week is almost here! Earlier this week, the SBA announced the event schedule. There is still time to register for the National Small Business Week Virtual Summit, September 13 – September 15, to 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


Federal Small Business Set-Asides, September 16 at 10AM PDT

Join SBA Procurement Center Representatives Aaron Parra and Ms. Yuri Dyson, to discuss how federal agency small business contracting goals are determined.  Webinar topics include:

  • How the market research phase performed by federal buyers is a crucial opportunity for small businesses to influence set aside decisions
  • How SBA’s Procurement Center Representatives are involved to maximize federal agencies’ use of small businesses


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Standards and Complying with Foreign Regulations, September 28 at 11AM PDT

Join SBA's Office of International Trade for an overview of the fundamentals of complying with regulations, the role of international standards, and where to find additional support and resources, when selling internationally.  We will be joined by experts from the from the International Trade Administration’s Office of Standards and Intellectual Property


SFDO Calendar of Events

Programs & Resources

National Preparedness Month

September 2021 is National Preparedness Month. Disasters can take many forms and the financial cost of rebuilding after a disaster can be overwhelming. If you’re prepared for emergencies, you’ll be in a better position to recover and continue operations when a disaster strikes. During National Preparedness Month, take the important steps to keep your small business, employees and family safe when a disaster strikes

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Office of Advocacy

Equally-owned businesses, which are businesses half owned by men and half owned by women, totaled 860,754 employers in 2018. These businesses employed 7,970,121 workers, generated $1.3 trillion in annual sales receipt, and paid $280 billion in annual payroll. For more information on equally-owned businesses, read Advocacy’s latest fact sheet "Small Business Facts: Equally Male/Female-Owned Employer Businesses" 

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2021 Small Business Profiles - annual state profiles provide a snapshot of each state’s small businesses. The profiles gather the latest federal economic data into state-by-state snapshots of small business health and economic activity.  This year’s profiles focus on state small business dynamics and employment

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Illustration of a laptop with text that includes, PPP Forgiveness Portal

SBA launched a streamlined application portal to allow borrowers with Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans $150,000 or less and through participating lenders, to apply for forgiveness directly through the SBA

For assistance, watch the training video here.  Borrowers may also call (877) 552-2692

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SBA’s participation or support in these events is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of any co-sponsor or other person or entity 

Protecting your Intellectual Property and Legal Issues of Doing Business Online webinar pursuant to Cosponsorship Authorization #20-0912-47. SBA’s participation in these Cosponsored Activities is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of any Cosponsor or other person or entity. All SBA programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis