Events you should not miss!

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Enhance your knowledge and skill sets with these events you should not miss!



4th Annual
SOAR Conference

October 11-13
Day1: SOAR Virtual + Day 2: SOAR In-Person

SOAR is a conference for women in business. It is also a mindset, an action plan, and a community geared at supporting women business owners, entrepreneurs, and leaders in our region to make incredible things happen.

This year, it’s our hope that the virtual conference inspires, recharges your mind and gets the creative juices flowing, and that the in-person events allow you to connect with others who have similar aspirations and who want to see women-owned businesses succeed.

Meet and connect with fellow women business owners - find out more about this three day virtual and in -person event here:

SOAR Conference

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


In Spanish

Administre su Prestamo Covid EIDL

Martes, Octubre 11
1:30 - 3:00 pm CDT

¿Recibió un préstamo COVID EIDL para su empresa pequeña durante la pandemia? El primer pago de su préstamo COVID EIDL se acerca rápidamente.

Durante el taller se presenta:

  • Portal de Capital Access Financial System (CAFS)
  • Portal de
  • Monitorear su balance del préstamo
  • Como establecer pagos automáticos
  • Recursos de asistencia
  • Cómo hacer pagos y mantener su cuenta COVID EIDL


Cyber Security


12th Annual Leadership Event
Cyber Security Summit

October 24-26
Minneapolis, MN + Virtual

Cyber security is the biggest threat to small businesses. Unfortunately, too many small businesses think they are too small to be a target. Attack bots are deployed online 24/7 looking for cracks in your company security, regardless of company size. 

Learn from recent attack examples that have taken down companies, insurance coverage, technical protection, cost-effective safeguards, free assessment services offered by the government, recommendations on what to look at for managed service providers and cyber practices to position your company for growth.

Cyber Security Summit

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

Photo of two people and a person tying on a laptop with the following text, SBA Cyber Summit on October 26 at Noon EDT

SBA Cyber Summit

Wednesday, October 26
11:00 am - 4:00 pm CDT 

SBA will host its first-ever National Cyber Summit. The free event will highlight tools, tips, and resources to help strengthen small business cybersecurity. 




The 18th Annual Greater Minnesota Government Procurement Fair

Tuesday, October 25
9:00 am - 3:00 pm CDT

In Person at the
Grand Casino Mille Lacs, 777 Grand Avenue, Onamia MN 56359

A premiere event on selling products and services to the government.

Small businesses interested in doing business with government agencies and prime contractors are encouraged to attend. The fair will provide an opportunity for small businesses to learn about special programs designed to provide better access to the government marketplace.

A trade show will be open throughout the day in addition to a variety of workshops including Basics of Selling to the Government, HUBZone Certification, Cybersecurity, etc. You will have 8 workshops in 2 tracks to choose from, along with the opportunity to visit with 20+ representatives from State & Federal Government Agencies, Large Businesses, and Resource Providers on the trade floor. The event is free and open to all businesses - registration is required.



Entrepreneurs' Virtual Coffee Break with SBA: Resources for Small Business

Thursday, October 27
1:00 - 2:00 pm CDT


Join the Minnesota District Office for the Entrepreneurs' Coffee Break to learn more about the programs, services, and resources SBA provides for small business owners to start, grow, expand and recover their business.

Topics include:

  • SBA Resource Partners - Consulting, Mentorship, and Training
  • Access to Capital - SBA Programs to Fund your Business
  • Basics of Federal Contracting - Selling to the Government
  • Recovering from a Disaster - Physical and Economic Damage


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