The U.S. Small Business Administration hosts its National Small Business Week Virtual Summit Sept. 13-15. The event honors the nation’s 31 million small businesses for their perseverance, ingenuity, triumphs and creativity.
The free, three-day conference takes place in a virtual atrium, showcasing a series of educational panels on best practices for small businesses to pivot and recover in a changing economy.
This year’s theme is “Celebrating Resilience and Renewal,” spotlighting the resilience of America’s entrepreneurs. It also highlights the renewal of the small business economy as they build back from the recent economic crisis. NSBW events provide a forum where business owners will be able to get expert advice, learn new business strategies, connect with industry experts, and meet other business owners as they look to pivot and recover.
All events will be live-streamed and will use the event hashtag #SmallBusinessWeek.
The National Small Business Week Virtual Summit is as follows:
“Getting Back on Track: Resources to Build Back Better,” Sept. 13 at 10 a.m. CDT
- National Small Business Week Welcome – SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman
- Morning Session – Visa US Economic Outlook: Charting a Course for the Expansion
- Mid-day Sessions – (1) Getting Real about Resilience; (2) Make Your Small Business More Accessible; (3) Winning in E-commerce with Email Marketing
- Late-day Session – Government Incentives to Support and Retain Employees
“Better Serving Small Businesses and Underserved Communities,” Sept. 14 at 10 a.m. CDT
- Morning Sessions – (1) Access to Capital for Women Entrepreneurs; (2) U.S. Postal Service: Delivering Solutions for Small Businesses
- Mid-day Sessions – (1) Unlocking the Doors to Access for Black-Owned Businesses: Funders and Founders Share their Real-Life Stories; (2) Resilience and the Recovery: How Small Businesses Can Adapt to the Trends Transforming the Workforce
- Late-day Session – Support Latino Biz: How mayors and influencers are leading the way to celebrate the significant economic contributions that Latino-owned businesses make, the jobs they help create and the positive impact they bring to our community.
Continuance to Support Resilience and Renewal,” Sept. 15 at 10 a.m. CDT
- Morning Session – (1) Recovery Lessons from the Nation’s Entrepreneurial Coaching Networks; (2) Panel Discussion – Exporting as a Way to Grow Your Business: How SBA Can Help You Sell Overseas
- Mid-day Sessions – (1) Accelerate Your Small Business Success by Selling Online; (2) Integrating Brick and Mortar and E-commerce
- Late-day Session – Empowering the Veteran and Military Small Business Community
- Closing Session – “Gateway to Success.” Tune in to get a virtual look at the nationwide resources SBA field offices have to help small businesses business start, grow, expand and recover. Find out how to get connected to the powerful network of small business entrepreneurs right in your community.