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Webinar: Learn More about a New Retirement Benefit Option for Your Employees

Office Workers

“myRA” (“My Retirement Account”) is a new retirement savings account intended for employees who don't have access to an employer-sponsored plan or who aren't eligible for their employer’s plan, but are looking for a simple, safe, and affordable way to start saving. Learn more during this webinar on Friday, September 26 at 1:30 pm with SBA, the Treasury Department and Small Business Majority.

> Register now

NEW: Live Spanish Hangout for Young Entrepreneurs Offers Business Tips

If you are a budding young entrepreneur looking for tips on how to start a new business, join the SBA and for a live Google Hangout in Spanish to chat about SBA’s new online course for Young Entrepreneurs (Jóvenes Emprendedores).

Join in on the conversation if you’re thinking going into business for yourself and are not sure of the steps to take.

  • Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014
  • 1:00 PM ET | 10:00 AM PT

> Submit your questions now

> Watch live


NUEVO: Hangout en vivo en español para Jóvenes Emprendedores ofrece consejos empresariales

Si eres un joven empresario en busca de consejos de cómo iniciar un nuevo negocio, únase a la SBA y para un Google Hangout en vivo en español para conversar sobre el nuevo curso en línea de la SBA para Jóvenes Empresarios (Jóvenes Emprendedores).

Si estás pensando en crear tu propio negocio y no estás seguro de lo que se necesita para iniciar, pues únase a la conversación.

  • Jueves, 25 de septiembre 2014
  • 1:00 pm ET | 10:00 am PT

> Envíe tus preguntas ahora

> Ver en vivo

Learn to Tweet! SBA to Participate in Twitter Webinar 

If you’re curious about how to use Twitter to grow your business, join SBA as we participate in a Twitter 101 webinar. Registration details:

  • Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014
  • 1:00 PM ET | 10:00 AM PT
  • 1 hour

> Register now


Applications Being Accepted for the Promise Zone Competition

The Obama Administration invites a new round of eligible applicants to become a Promise Zone, a designation that partners the federal government with local leaders to create jobs, increase economic activity, improve educational opportunities and reduce violent crime in communities.

> Learn more and apply

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NEW Online Training – Federal Contracting

SBA's latest course and workbook will help contracting officers and small business owners better understand and use the Certificate of Competency (COC) Program, which can be an important way for a small business establish as a viable government contractor.

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SEC and SBA to Partner on Events on Small Business Capital Raising Under the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act

SBA is joining forces with the SEC to host events for small business owners and entrepreneurs to learn about new options available for capital raising under the JOBS Act. You'll also be able to ask SBA and SEC questions about raising funds.

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Growing Your Business Webinar Series

Join SBA as we participate in the "Growing Your Business" webinar series to help your business expand and thrive hosted by AnyMeeting.

  • The Affordable Care Act & Its Impact on Small Business Owners
    Tuesday, October 7 | 2 PM ET
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Free Affordable Care Act 101 webinar covering healthcare reform and your small business hosted by SBA and Small Business Majority. Click to RSVP today

Affordable Care Act 101 Webinars

SBA and Small Business Majority will continue to host free Affordable Care Act 101 webinars so small business owners can learn the basics of the Affordable Care Act and how they can enroll in health insurance marketplaces. Join us every Thursday at 2 PM.

In addition, Spanish-speaking small employers throughout the country can join representatives from SBA, HHS and Small Business Majority for ACA 101 webinars in Spanish. Below are the registration links for the upcoming Spanish-language webinars, which will be held every other Tuesday throughout the fall. 


SBA/AARP Webinar: Tips for Consultants/Contractors

Are you considering becoming a consultant or contractor? Get tips from current contractors and consultants on how they did it, as well as guidance from SBA and AARP. Join us for a free webinar to get your questions answered on September 25 at 2 PM ET.

> Read more and register


An Afternoon with the NWBC: Tea, Cookies and #AccesstoMarkets

Join the next quarterly meeting of the National Women's Business Council on Wednesday, September 24th in Washington, DC for interactive workshops and resource sharing for women business owners, leaders and those interested in exporting, corporate supply chain and government contracting. You'll also hear updates from the Council.

> Read more and register

When to Get Small Business Advice from the Pros

Every business has its own set of unique challenges, so it can be difficult to pinpoint which legal matters you can tackle by yourself and which ones require expert advice. Here are just a few general guidelines.

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How to Take Your Solopreneurship to the Next Level

If you’re like nearly 18 million people in the US, you’re operating your business as a solopreneur. That means you’ve been doing everything, from making sales to refilling the printer paper. But what happens when your business grows beyond what you can do on your own?

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10 Questions to Ask on Your First Phone Call With Franchise Headquarters

Interested in franchise ownership? Here are some questions to ask the franchise sales representative, so you can determine if the franchise you’re interested in could be a good fit for you.

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