Wondering how to get involved in Small Business week?
Small Business Week is in full swing, and with no lack of opportunities to get involved. Organizations across the U.S. are holding contests, giving away awards, and hosting educational events – all of which are being held to celebrate the contributions that small businesses make to their communities and the economy. There are hundreds of events being run in local communities and we encourage you to look into what events are being held in your area.
In addition, a number of organizations and brands are hosting small business events virtually, so everyone can attend regardless of location…So, if you’re looking to take advantage of learning opportunities (or special offers) without having to leave your business, check out these events:
2 PM ET / 11 AM PT
USA Today columnist Rhonda Abrams will team up with America’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in a Facebook Live event to kick off Small Business Week. Abrams, along with SBDC consultants, will take questions and share tips relating to the topic: “Start, Grow, Succeed”. Experienced business owners, the consultants provide small business services at nearly 1,000 locations across the US, making this a valuable (and free!) resource. The broadcast will take place on Rhonda Abrams’ Facebook page, so be sure to tune in!
April 29 – May 5
Times vary by location
In partnership with LinkedIn and Surface Membership, Microsoft will host training for Small Business Week. Free workshops will cover how to build your brand, network, and build your business pipeline. Microsoft is not hosting these events online, but in their locations across the country. Simply enter your zip code on the registration page to find the events closest to you. However, special offers on Microsoft products are available in their online store throughout small business week. .
May 1 – 3
12:30 – 6:30 PM ET / 9:30 – 3:30 PM PT
In partnership with the SCORE Association, the U.S. Small Business Administration will host a free, three-day virtual conference. Topics will cover everything from creating and sustaining a strong social media presence to choosing the right financing. Webinars will be hosted by experts on their topic from companies including Google and Visa. Participants can watch all sessions or pick topics of interest. So, if you’re looking for tips from industry experts with little no hassle, this is the event for you.
12 PM ET
Google will livestream a free workshop on how to connect your business with local customers. Google Partners will host viewing events across the country. Check the map to find a hosted event near you, or register to view the workshop online if you can’t find one in your area.