In this issue:
Ahead of Small Business Saturday, we visited area businesses with a local agency, Discover Saint Louis Park, working to help promote people coming to, and spending money in, their area. Thanks to their introduction, we are excited to share a few local small business owners who are working to create positive change in the Walker Lake Business District.
Follow along this week on our Twitter feed with #ShopSmallMN for some of the highlights!
It's the time to reflect on the past few months, and set goals for the upcoming year. Preparing for the year to come will ensure steady growth for your business. Check out this article from our partners at the SBDC for a list of five things you can do to help ensure 2020 get's off to a good start.
At the SBA we often get questions from entrepreneurs and business owners on a wide variety of topics, including those interested in starting or growing a nonprofit. And while that's not in our wheelhouse, we care about getting you the information you need to succeed.
We recently meet with Propel Nonprofits to learn about them and the efforts of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits so that we could have a better understanding of when to refer them as a resource. Both organizations offer robust programing to help individuals and organizations navigate the complexities of the nonprofit world.
If you're interested in learning more, check them out at the links above.
Thursday, December 5, 2019
12pm - 2pm
Do you have a plan in place if one of your employees gets hurt on the job? At this lunch & learn from WomenVenture, you'll get all the facts on workers' compensation insurance - what it means, why you need it, and how much it will cost.
$15 registration fee includes lunch catered by Breaking Bread Catering.
Time Management Techniques
December 3 - 11:00 a.m. - Maplewood; Register
Managing Risk: The Real Cost of Workers Comp
December 5 - 12 p.m. - Online; Register
Starting a Business in MN
December 10 - 2 p.m. - Duluth; Register
Opening Your Business to the World
December 11 - 11 a.m. - St. Paul; Register
First Steps to Business Success
December 11 - 6 p.m. - River Falls, WI; Register
Business Opportunities in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean
December 12, 12 p.m. - Online; Register
Start Up Smart
December 16, 5:30 p.m. - Mankato; Register
Wage and Theft Law Training
December 19 - 8:00 a.m. - Cambridge; Register