Oct 09 2017

Cybersecurity Tips for Small Businesses

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  In honor of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, join us on Tuesday, October 10 at 3:00 pm ET for a Twitter chat on cybersecurity tips for small businesses. In addition to helpful advice, tips, and tricks, we’ll be asking leading experts about emerging threats every small business owner needs to know about.  Follow along and share your ideas using the hashtag #SBAchat.

  Participants include: @NASSorg, @angelacdingle of @WIPPWeDecide, @BizBuySell, @smlbizmajority, @ASBDC, @growCT, @SCOREMentors, @somdSBDC, @LegalZoom, @SBDCWestMI,@StaySafeOnline, @ASBTDC, @yelpforbusiness,@navSMB, @ReachLocal, @SBDCMankato, @roberthalftech, @msft_business, @Fundera, @expensify,@MichiganSBDC, @KedmaOugh of @OSBDC, @tyr of @DnBUS, @BucknellSBDC, @nysbdc, @smallbiznerds,@TxStateSBDC, @Protect1T of @LockheedMartin, @Axis_NA, @NCSecState, @barbaraweltman, @wvsosoffice, @Rieva of @SmBizDaily, @ScrantonSBDC, @smallbiztrends,@OklahomaSBDC, @GoogleSmallBiz and @NVSOS.

Apply for an SBA disaster assistance job

The SBA is hiring to fill temporary positions to provide aid to those affected by the recent hurricanes. Check out the list of positions open at this time on the disaster section of the website.

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Hispanic Heritage Month

In celebration of  Hispanic Heritage Month, SBA can help you find the tools, tips, and guides you need to start or grow your small business. Visit the SBA website to find what you need to move forward.

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  It may be the season for ghosts and goblins, but ghastly creatures aren’t the only things that can haunt a small business owner. Making any one of the 7 common marketing mistakes below can have frightening consequences for your small business. Find out what you have to fear from these marketing mishaps and how to avoid them.

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To succeed in small business, entrepreneurs must be committed to learning throughout their careers. That learning doesn’t stop once they gain the expertise and confidence to become business mentors.

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Blog | Take Your Small Business Global

If you’re finding it hard to stay afloat—be it by maintaining a profit or maximizing your outputs, the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Office of International Trade has a solution that can help your business succeed.

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Learning Center Disaster Recovery: A Guide to SBA's Disaster Assistance Programs

The SBA recently updated the Disaster Assistance information available. Use this video to get up to speed on all that is offered to small business owners and people affected by the recent hurricanes.

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SCORE LIVE Webinar: Making Smart, Ethical Business Decisions

October 12, 2017 | 1:00pm ET/10:00am PT

We often read of businesses that fail due to bad decisions, sometimes related to unethical choices. Even the most ethical business owner can make what seems to be a small mistake, but it ends up destroying a company.

  During this session produced by SCORE, a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration, Ed Perry will explain causes of bad decision-making and arm you with a simple-to-use framework to help you make smart decisions. You will learn:

  Why staying within the law is not enough to ensure your company’s success
How entrepreneurial business leadership drives decision-making practices, that left unchecked can create problems
How to change your decision-making to serve you and your business better
How to teach your employees to make the right decisions on your behalf

>Register Here

Small Business Success Virtual Conference

November 9, 2017 12:00pm - 5:00pm EST/9:00am - 2:00pm PST

Don't miss the Small Business Success Virtual Conference on November 9th, powered by SCORE and Verisign! This half-day event offers 10 educational webinars, one-on-one mentoring sessions, exhibitor booths, resource center and networking chat rooms to provide you the information you need to succeed as a small business owner.  You will hear from industry experts such as Verisign, Google, AT&T, ComplyRight, and DexYP, on topics related to online marketing, HR, small business taxes and more.

  >Register Here