The U.S. Small Business Administration and SCORE Association will host a free, 3-Day Virtual Conference during National Small Business Week. The conference will take place Tuesday, May 1 – Thursday, May 3 between 12:30 pm ET - 6:30 pm ET each day. Registration is free to the public. A schedule of live events will be sent to registrants via email.
Participate in this free, online conference to listen to practiced advice on current business strategies, meet other business owners, and chat with industry experts! The Virtual Conference offers all the best parts of an in-person conference, but without the hassle of traveling.
The webinars include:
How Changing Consumer Behavior Impacts Your Business - May 1 at 1:00 PM ET/ 10:00 AM PT
Technology allows you to understand consumer behavior better than ever. Join this webinar to learn how these insights can help shape your digital marketing plan, and what you can do to position your business for success.
Addressing Discrimination and Harassment in the Workplace - May 1 at 2:30 PM ET / 11:30 AM PT
In this timely and informative seminar, we’ll discuss workplace discrimination and harassment – including sexual harassment. You’ll learn about employer liability under federal law, as well as the elements required to establish an affirmative defense to harassment claims. We’ll also cover specific policies and procedures for handling complaints, investigations, and retaliation, that can help protect your employees and your business.
Get New and Repeat Business On Autopilot with Email Marketing - May 1 at 4:00 PM ET / 1:00 PM PT
Your business thrives on bringing in sales from new and existing customers. Wouldn’t it be great if you could bring in those sales more frequently without having to spend a lot of time doing so? In this webinar by Constant Contact, we’ll show you some simple ways to repeatedly reach customers with email marketing.
Creating and Sustaining a Strong Social Presence - May 1 at 5:30 PM ET / 2:30 PM PT
You want to use social media for your business, but where should you start? Learn why you should be on social and some easy-to-use tips and tricks for small business owners to improve or create strong social media campaigns.
The U.S. Economic Outlook and Its Impact on Small Businesses - May 2 at 1:00 PM ET/ 10:00 AM PT
Join Visa’s Senior US Economist Jay Hawkins as he shares the near-term outlook for the U.S. economy including the health of consumer spending, housing prices, and more. You’ll learn how consumer spending preferences are changing, what stock market growth and volatility mean for consumer spending, and what all of this means for small businesses.
Managing Your Finances in the Cloud - May 2 at 2:30 PM ET / 11:30 AM PT
Did you ever wonder what advantages moving your company to the cloud could offer? Have you ever thought about making the switch but weren’t sure how or why? This session will uncover many reasons why businesses are making the move and discuss some best practices in how to use this technology to keep your business relevant and nimble.
Grow Your Business in 2018 - May 2 at 4:00 PM ET / 1:00 PM PT
Join this webinar by Square to learn how to use small business technology tools to streamline your work and give you back valuable time.
Simple Steps to Choosing the Right Financing - May 2 at 5:30 PM ET / 2:30 PM PT
Choosing the right source of financing for your business’ growth is more complicated today than it used to be – and because of all the different options available, it requires a more savvy borrower than ever before. Join this webinar to learn which financing options are right for different types of businesses and how likely you are to get approved.
Hug Your Haters: How to Embrace Complaints & Keep Your Customers - May 3 at 1:00 PM ET / 10:00 AM PT
In this webinar sponsored by Chase, Jay Baer, founder of Convince & Convert, reveals brand-new, proprietary research into why and where your customers complain and why the rise of customer complaints is actually an enormous opportunity.
Sharing Your Story Through Video - May 3 at 2:30 PM ET / 11:30 AM PT
Today’s consumers can watch video content whenever and wherever they want. This creates an opportunity for businesses to reimagine the role of video content in their marketing strategy. Join this webinar to learn best practices for connecting with consumers through online video.
Pop & Play: How Opening a Pop-Up Shop Can Help Launch Your Retail Brand - May 3 at 4:00 PM ET / 1:00 PM PT
What do Amazon, Chobani, Hermes and a taco truck have in common? All four recognize the magic of the pop-up shop. Find out how a pop-up can help you bring your brand to life, create a one-of-a-kind customer experience and tell your brand’s unique story to a built-in audience.
Cybersecure Your Small Business - May 3 at 5:30 PM ET/ 2:30 PM PT
It’s a complex digital world out there, and it’s more important than ever to make sure your small business is protected. Learn how being proactive with digitally protecting your business will give you the competitive edge against both your competitors and hackers near and far.
Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with the mentors, companies, resources, and business owners that will help you increase your success.
For more information, visit the links at the SBA website.