It's Small Business Week! - Join the SBA and Partners for Inspiration and Training

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Morgan from Clay Coyote

Minnesota Small Business Highlighted During the National Small Business Summit

Clay Coyote Gallery & Pottery, located in Hutchinson, Minn., has been selected as one of 10 businesses from across the country (and the only one in the Midwest) to be highlighted during the SBA's National Small Business Week Virtual Summit, which starts today, Sept. 13, 2021.

This year’s Summit will focus on the resilience of America’s entrepreneurs and the renewal of the small business economy as they build back from the economic crisis brought on by a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic. 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. 

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Together with our partners, we will be celebrate with special events here in Minnesota too. Check out what's happening below and join us to celebrate 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.

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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

  • Preparing for Growth in Your GovCon Business (VBOC)
    Sept. 14; Learn More
  • Grow Your Business With Google Ads (SCORE)
    Sept. 14; Learn More

  • Form 8027 and Large Food and Beverage Establishments (IRS)
    Sept. 14; Learn More
  • Doing Business with the Federal Government (SBDC)
    Sept. 14; Learn More
  • Delegation for Success (SCORE)
    Sept. 15; Learn More
  • Double Your Sales Now While Working Less (SCORE)
    Sept. 15; Learn More
  • Digital Day - IRS' Online Services - Part II (IRS)
    Sept 16; Learn More
  • Powerful Websites (SCORE)
    Sept. 16; Learn More
  • DEED Main Street COVID Relief Grant Info Sessions (SBDC)
    Sept. 14,11:00 a.m.; Live MS Teams Link

  • DEED Main Street Small Business Grants Workshop (SBDC)
    Sept. 15, Learn More

  • Teaming, Joint Ventures, and Mentor-Protégé Relationships on Set-Aside Federal Contracts (VBOC)
    Sept. 16; Learn More

  • WomenVenture Services Overview
    Sept 16; Learn More


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