Thursday, May 8, 2014

Big List of Small Business Week Activities – Please Add Yours!

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National Small Business Week in the United States runs May 12 – 16, 2014. This year, like past years, is expected to kick off with a proclamation by the President affirming the country’s commitment to small businesses.

Each year the U.S. Small Business Administration holds a series of national events taking place in Washington and elsewhere, covering important issues such as financing, growth strategies and innovation.

But it’s not just the federal government getting in on the act. States, cities and companies also hold activities, educational events like webinars, and perform special activities in honor of Small Business Week.

So to help you all participate in some way — whether sitting at your computer or out in your local community — we’ve started collecting a list of activities, events, announcements and other information you need to know about Small Business Week.


Monday, May 12

A kick off at Twitter HQ. A kick off event for National Small Business Week will be held at Twitter Headquarters in San Francisco from 7:30 am to 12:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time. The event is currently sold out, but you can get yourself on the waiting list here.

Tuesday, May 13

Making Kansas City an International Hub. National Small Business Week continues with a series of seminars in Kansas City with discussion on making the city an international trade hub and more. Events will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Central Standard Time at Burns and McDonnell.

Small business discount day. The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a Discount Day with special deals and offers from participating members of the local organization.

Integrated Marketing TNT Webinar - Join Rajatish Mukherjee, Sr. Vice President of GoDaddy and Raj Nijje, Sr. Director of Product Management of GoDaddy – along with host Brent Leary. They will cover how to enhance your small business’s online presence and get found online. From 7 to 8 pm Eastern.

Twitter chat on business signage and marketing. Small Business Trends along with sponsor FedEx is hosting an educational chat on May 13, 2014 at 8p.m. EST on, under the hashtag #SMBSignage. Join in and share your marketing tips about creating signs and other marketing.

Wednesday, May 14

Small Biz Success in the Mobile World. Conduit Mobile will host a special summit from 8 1 p.m. EST at the IAC Building in New York City. Discussions will revolve around the small business opportunities created by mobile.

Webinar on technology and driving sales. PayPal and the U.S. Small Business Administration will host a webinar beginning at 9 a.m. featuring a wide range of influencers who talk about how technology helps small businesses grow and streamline operations.

100% Royalty Day – iStock will give 100% of the sales on May 14 from cash and credit downloads of millions of files to the artists (many of them entrepreneurs) who create the content. iStock will also pay double royalties to artists on subscription-based downloads of exclusive content.

Webinar on top U.S. cities for small business growth. As part of National Small Business Week, Biz2Credit and Small Business Trends will host a free webinar at 3:00 p.m. EDT which will delve into the best areas of the country to start and expand a company.

Thursday, May 15

Constant Contact chief speaks. Constant Contact CEO Gail Goodman is scheduled to give a keynote address at 10 a.m. EST in Boston at the Microsoft New England R&D Center. Her topic will be how to forge enduring customer connections.

Webinar on small business follow through. The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a webinar on small business follow-through with Mark Goulston, M.D, of Heartfelt Leadership from 10 to 11 a.m. EST.

Veterans in entrepreneurship. A special panel on veterans and entrepreneurship will be the highlight of an afternoon of activities in Washington D.C. at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce building from 3 to 8 p.m. EST.

Friday, May 16

Author gives Philly keynote. The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a keynote address from adjunct professor at Temple University’s Fox School of Business Chris Rabb, author of the book “Invisible Capital: How Unseen Forces Shape Entrepreneurial Opportunity.” The event will be at Liberty Ball Room at the Independent Visitor Center 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m Eastern Standard Time.

Add Your Announcements and Events!

Everyone is welcome to share their own Small Business Week activities, events and announcements. Email your event or announcement to our tips box: Or just leave a comment below. We will add it.

Also, see the Small Business Events Calendar for more.

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Big List of Small Business Week Activities – Please Add Yours!

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