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International Conference on Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Industrial Dynamics

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SMALL BUSINESS, ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INDUSTRIAL DYNAMICS

January 25-26, 2021
International Conference on Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Industrial Dynamics aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Industrial Dy...

2021 SMALL BUSINESS CONFERENCE

2021 SMALL BUSINESS CONFERENCE

January 25-27, 2021
The National 8(a) Small Business Conference is the premier supplier diversity event for small businesses. The Conference offers educational sessions, matchmaking, networking and resources for all small businesses including: minority, aspiring, current and graduate 8(a), HUBZone, SDVOB, VOSB, SDB, WO...

National 8(a) Small Business Conference 2021

NATIONAL 8(A) SMALL BUSINESS CONFERENCE 2021

January 25-27, 2021
This conference is hosted by 8(A), a non-profit assistance program sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Association (SBA). The 8(A) program was created to help small and disadvantaged businesses gain equal access to economic growth opportunities. Their main initiative is this widely attended confere...

International Conference on Small Business and Production Management 2021

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SMALL BUSINESS AND PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT 2021

February 11-12, 2021
International Conference on Small Business and Production Management aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Small Business and Production Management. It also provides a premi...

International Conference on Small Business Economics

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMICS

January 07-08, 2021
International Conference on Small Business Economics aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Small Business Economics. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform fo...

West Coast Small Business Defense Contracting Summit.

WEST COAST SMALL BUSINESS DEFENSE CONTRACTING SUMMIT.

December 16-17, 2020
Join defense contractors nationwide and attend the 4th Annual West Coast Small Business Defense Contracting Summit which will be held in San Diego, CA. The Summit will consist of morning and afternoon general sessions; the latest details on new contracting opportunities; and a networking lunch with ...

Funding for your New or Existing Small Business: Cleveland

FUNDING FOR YOUR NEW OR EXISTING SMALL BUSINESS: CLEVELAND

December 17-17, 2020
Small business owners, as well as individuals interested in starting a business, can discover how to obtain financing for their venture by attending this free U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) seminar from 10:00 am to noon. You will learn about financing options available through SBA-backed l...

Small Business Cybersecurity

SMALL BUSINESS CYBERSECURITY

December 10-10, 2020
Learn the facts of Cyber Attacks, tools to assess and create your Cyber Plan Action and the available training and events: • Cybersecurity Common Attacks Threat: Malware, Phishing; • Assess Your Business Risk; • Planning and Assessment Tools; • Cyber Plan Action Items; Cybersecur...

 

Webinars

JAN 28, 2021 | 2:00 PM
DATA PRIVACY - WHY IT SHOULD BE A TOP PRIORITY FOR YOUR SMALL TO MEDIUM-SIZE BUSINESS
Small to medium-size businesses (SMBs) need to make Data Privacy a higher priority in today’s increasingly interconnected digital ecosystem.

Join Cybercrime Support Network (CSN) CEO & Founder Kristin Judge and Keeper Security CEO & Co-Founder Darren Guccione, ...
FEB 02, 2021 | 1:00PM
SHIPPING AS A SMALL-BUSINESS GROWTH STRATEGY - HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Small businesses have faced many challenges and hurdles since the pandemic began, but e-commerce continues to thrive. The rise in online shopping is likely to continue, making it more important than ever to offer shipping for your products.
FEB 09, 2021 | 1:00PM
HOW PACKAGING CAN BUILD YOUR BRAND, REDUCE DAMAGES AND WASTE, AND EVEN SAVE MONEY
Increased online shopping during the pandemic means consumers are being flooded with more packages than ever. Packaging can make your shipments stand out from those of other businesses and products, while helping reduce damages and save money.

In this session, Kim Dixon, Fed...
FEB 11, 2021 | 2:00 PM
GET YOUR LOCAL BUSINESS ON GOOGLE SEARCH AND MAPS
Showing up when customers are searching online is more important than ever. Ensure customers can find accurate, updated information about your local business on Google Search and Google Maps, no matter which device they use.
FEB 16, 2021 | 1:00PM
MASTERING FINANCES FOR BLACK-OWNED BUSINESSES
According to SCORE’s Megaphone on Mainstreet study, 8.8% of black-owned businesses described their business now as profitable and growing, while 56.3% reported as NOT profitable.  A key to the success of any business is financial literacy and being able to master your numbers.
FEB 18, 2021 | 1:00PM
CHOOSE THE RIGHT E-COMMERCE TECHNOLOGY TO GROW YOUR SMALL BUSINESS
There are three critical components to success for an online business – a product that consumers want, building a strong brand, and selecting the right technology at the right time. Evaluating and choosing the right technology can be overwhelming – especially as you’re st...

SOLUTIONS FOR SUCCESS: HOW TO BUILD A SMALL BUSINESS THAT WORKS
Manta joins forces with SmallBizLady Melinda Emerson for this webinar on how to build a successful small business. Whether you're thinking about quitting your day job to start your own company or already own your own small business, this webinar will help you plan effectively and avoid com...
THE THREE SIMPLE AUTO-RESPONDERS EVERY SMART BUSINESS NEEDS
Smart businesses know that great customer relationships are their best marketing tool. This means keeping in regular contact in specific ways. However, remembering to do it at the right times is hard, and what should you be contacting them about anyway? Join Tamsin Fox-Davies of Constant C...
CREATIVE HOLIDAY MARKETING TIPS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES
How can small businesses with modest marketing budgets can stand out and during the holidays? Ivana Taylor of DIY Marketers shares her best tips and tools for connecting with stressed, distracted customers during the busy holiday season.
TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES TO GROW YOUR SMALL BUSINESS CUSTOMERS
Small businesses drive almost 50 percent of US private-sector employment1 and contend with many of the same issues as big businesses, with far fewer resources. Operating in competitive markets with razor thin margins, many are struggling with a host of financial tasks, including managing c...
BIG BUSINESS TOOLS ON A SMALL BUSINESS BUDGET: 3 ESSENTIALS FOR BUSINESS SUCCESS
America’s 23 million small businesses are the heart and soul of our economy. It used be that small business owners could only dream of accessing the powerful technology solutions fueling Fortune 500 companies. Now, in a truly momentous time, small businesses can easily access the same rich...
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: BEATING THE COMPETITION AS A SMALL BUSINESS OWNER
Modern technology and empowered customers have changed the way small business owners market their business and communicate with prospects and customers. Hear from our expert panelists on how the most successful small business owners are navigating through these changes and how you can turn...

RESOURCES

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