SBA News: Find a Mentor or Be One, Veteran's Fellowship Program + Trainings and More

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Find a Mentor or Be One

January is National Mentor Month. Whether you're looking for a mentor or ready to give back and become one, SBA's resource partner, SCORE mentors can help. 

 Find a Mentor

Be a Mentor

Make Your Voice Heard

The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis is tracking the economic recovery among businesses across the Ninth District, a region that includes Minnesota, the Dakotas, Montana, parts of Wisconsin, and Michigan's Upper Peninsula. 

You can take this 5-minute survey to help the Minneapolis Fed better understand effects on your firm. With other business voices from across the Ninth District, your input will help the Federal Reserve System shape monetary policy to help businesses thrive. If you get this survey from multiple sources, please respond to the survey only once.

All responses are anonymous. To maintain anonymity, please do not include any self-identifying information in any comments. 

Dog Tag Fellowship Program

Dog Tag Inc. is a living business school, supported by the SBA, for transitioning veterans with service-connected disabilities, military spouses, and caregivers, empowering them to rediscover purpose and find community through a business and entrepreneurship-focused fellowship program. 

Throughout this five-month program, fellows define their individual versions of success and build a roadmap of next steps towards achieving their goals. 

Application Deadline is March 15, 2022 and the program dates are July 12 - Nov. 18, 2022

Learn More

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Upcoming SBA Training

We are hosting training webinars to help entrepreneurs and small business owners start, grow, expand, and recover. 

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

  • Banking Services (Money Smart Series)
    Jan. 26, 1 p.m.; Register
  • Organizational Types (Money Smart Series)
    Feb. 2, 1 p.m.; Register
  • SBA Veteran Small Business Resource Brief
    Feb. 4; 10 a.m.; Register
  • Steps for Starting a Small Business
    Feb. 9, 10 a.m.; Register
  • Time Management (Money Smart Series)
    Feb. 9, 1 p.m.; Register
  • Pasos simples para iniciar un negocio en Minnesota
    Feb. 10, 10 a.m.; Register

  • Financial Management (Money Smart Series)
    Feb. 16, 1 p.m.; Register

  • Record Keeping (Money Smart Series)
    Feb. 23, 1 p.m.; Register

SBA Resource Partner Trainings

  • Web Lead Generation (SCORE)
    Jan. 20; Learn More
  • Programs and Services Overview (WomenVenture)
    Jan 25; Learn More
  • Build Your Strategic Business Model (SCORE)
    Jan. 25; Learn More
  • Social Media for Small Business (SCORE) 
    Jan. 26; Learn More
  • Quickbooks - Desktop Version (SCORE)
    Jan. 27; Learn More
  • Growing Your Business with YouTube and Social Media Video (SCORE)
    Jan. 27; Learn More
  • Do I Have to Collect Sales Tax for All Internet Sales? (SBDC)
    Feb. 8; Learn More

  • Writing Your Tactical Business Plan (SCORE) 
    Feb. 9; Learn More

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