Uncover Holiday Marketing Tips For Your Small Business
Please join us for a Twitter chat on holiday marketing hosted by @SBAgov. We’ll be sharing tips and tricks for small business owners to succeed during the holiday shopping season, including how to make the most of Small Business Saturday. Follow along with the hashtag #SmallBizHoliday.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
3:00pm EST | 12:00pm PST
Participating organizations include:
@SBAgov (moderator), @SmlBizMajority, @TheUPSStore, @ASBDC, @cindy_bates from @Microsoft, @smallbiztrends, @Rieva from @SmBizDaily, @thumbtack, @expensify, @Fundera, @DnBB2B, @Bench, @Weebly, @dashdatainc, @Paychex, @WIPPWeDecide, @TwitterBusiness, @ShopSmall, @LegalZoom, @VistaPrint, @ebayforbusiness, @twcbcsmallbiz, @spectrumbiz, @ICSB, @ypforbusiness, @allisonchecchi from @ypforbusiness, @YelpforBusiness, @SCOREMentors
Blog | Tax Credit for Hiring Veterans
Many employers have come to learn that veterans make excellent employees. They usually are easily trainable and possess desirable characteristics, such as honesty, loyalty, and responsibility. If these attributes were not enough to induce employers to hire veterans, the tax law offers even more. The tax law encourages employers to hire certain targeted groups of workers by offering a tax credit tied to the wages of these new employees, and certain veterans are treated as a targeted group. Here are the special rules to know when hiring so that you may take credit where credit is due.
Blog | Interview With A Small Business Owner–Who Also Happens To Be A Military Spouse
The U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Office of Veterans Business Development (OVBD) is proud to support veteran, service member, and military spouse entrepreneurs during National Veterans Small Business Week and beyond. Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with Lindsey Germono, an entrepreneur and Air Force military spouse, as she shared insights into her experiences as an entrepreneur and what it takes to successfully run a small business, while working through the unique challenges life as a military spouse can present.
Blog | Boots to Business Trains 50,000 Veteran Entrepreneurs
The Small Business Administration’s Office of Veterans Business Development is proud to announce that 50 thousand service members and military spouses have participated in the SBA’s Boots to Business Program, since the program began in 2012. The 50,000th graduate was a service member at McConnell Air Force Base, in Wichita, Kansas. Keep reading for more information.
How to Submit a Winning National Small Business Week Award Nomination
For more than 50 years, National Small Business Week has served as our nation’s salute to small business owners, who create two out of every three net new jobs for Americans. Many household names were previous National Small Business Week award winners, including Ben and Jerry’s, Calloway Golf, Chobani, Dogfish Head, Stoneyfield Farm, Pacifica and Tom’s of Maine. It’s now your time to join the list of SBA’s National Small Business Week winners by submitting a nomination.
Click here for four tips to help you submit a winning nomination package.
Webinar | What the Healthcare Law Means for Your Small Business
Thursdays | 2:00 PM ET / 11:00 AM PT
Find out how to navigate the opportunities in health care through the Affordable Care Act 101 webinar series. Registration is free, but required.
December 8, 2016: Register
December 22, 2016: Register
For more information on what the health care law means for small businesses, check out www.sba.gov/healthcare.
Webinar | Which CRM System is Right for Your Business?
A customer relationship management (CRM) system can increase profits through better sales, service and marketing management. But with dozens of CRMs on the market, selecting the correct one is a daunting task. Gain the clarity and confidence you need to ensure you’re making the right choice by watching this webinar produced by SCORE, a resource partner of the SBA.
Small business expert Gene Marks will cover what to look for in a good CRM system, review major features and pricing of the leading CRMs, and reveal his “Three Laws of CRM Success.”
Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 1:00pm EST / 10:00am PST
Webinar | Small Business: Plan to Become Disaster-Proof Today
You’ve gone online to get the checklists, read the articles, join the webinars and gather some really good disaster preparedness tools for your business. But what should you tackle first? Is it the financial protection that comes with good insurance coverage? Should your priority be protecting your employees? And how do you find the time to work on a disaster recovery plan?
Get answers to these questions and more by participating in a free “Disaster Recovery Plan” webinar hosted by Agility Recovery and SBA.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 2:30pm EST / 11:30am PST
Expand Your Knowledge During National Distance Learning Week
November 7th-11th is National Distance Learning Week! Take some time this week to visit our Learning Center to brush up on your business skills.
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