SBA News: Veteran's In-person Training, Online Business Webinars, Tax Tips and More

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Veteran's Small Business Training

May 20, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Central Lakes College, 501 West College Drive, Brainerd, MN 56401

Veterans have the character, discipline and skills needed to succeed as small business owners and entrepreneurs. Wondering what it takes and how you can prepare? Enroll in Boots to Business Reboot.

The Boots to Business Reboot Course is the two-step entrepreneurial training program offered by the SBA that teaches participants valuable business skills for entrepreneurs and is taught by industry experts, top professors and officials from the SBA and its resource partners.

Boots to Business Reboot is great for any era veteran, service member (including members of the National Guard and Reserves) or spouse who has an interest in starting his or her own business now or in the future.

Register Now


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Business Smart Series to Ready, Set, Go your business!

The SBA's Minnesota and Wisconsin District Offices are teaming up to provide the Business Smart Series this May.

Join us and learn how to lay the groundwork as you launch a business idea and understand the steps it takes to building a more successful small business.

  • READY: Basics of Business Startup
    May 11, 1 p.m.; Register
  • SET: Becoming Credit Ready
    May 18, 1 p.m.; Register
  • GO: Finding Additional Small Business Support and Resources
    May 25, 1 p.m.; Register

The Ready, Set, Go Workshop is an initiative from the U.S. Small Business Administration and through this FREE workshop, SBA hopes to provide aspiring entrepreneurs with the information needed to help guide your pathway toward economic empowerment and business success.


1st annual AAPI business expo

SBA's Great Lakes Regional Administrator Geri Sanchez Aglipay will be a keynote speaker at the 1st Annual AAPI Small Business Expo on May 14, 2022.

Hosted by the Hmong Chamber of Commerce and supported by multiple organizations, all are invited to join this event at Metro State University in St. Paul, Minn.  

The event will feature a job fair, speakers, exhibitors, and business training workshops, as well as panel discussions with small business owners and community leaders.

Learn more

SBA’s support of or participation in this event is not an endorsement of any product, service, or entity.


SBA resources partners: Helping you start, grow, or expand your business

SBA Resource Partner Trainings

  • Energy and Inflation: Drivers and Solutions (Federal Reserve)
    May 13; Learn More
  • Native American Entrepreneurial Empowerment Workshop (SBDC)
    May 16 & May 17; Learn More
  • Google Analytics 2.0 - Beyond The Basics (SCORE)
    May 24; Learn More


Tax Tips from the IRS

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