Oct 16 2017

You’re in luck, we have 20+ inspiring, door-opening events for businesses this week


SBA celebrates, connects, and empowers service member (including National Guard and Reserve), veteran, and military spouse entrepreneurs and business owners—past, present, and future—during 2017’s National Veterans Small Business Week (NVSBW).  NVSBW, now entering its fourth year, raises awareness of veteran business ownership and encourages communities to support their veteran- and military-owned businesses. It also inspires business support and mentorship within the veteran and military community, while connecting these business owners to entrepreneurship resources administered through OVBD and its stakeholders.

Perhaps most importantly, NVSBW ’17 is an annual renewal of the national commitment to veteran business ownership, while highlighting its positive impact on the U.S. economy and the ongoing challenges faced by the veteran entrepreneurship community.  We at SBA invite you to join us in igniting the conversation around veteran entrepreneurship. Join the conversation using #MyVetBiz, or register for a MyVetBiz event near you!

Weekly Business Events

SBA and its resource partner network host and participate in a variety of business events and workshops designed to provide you with helpful advice and connections so you can start a business or grow an existing one.  Listed below are upcoming events either attended or hosted by SBA and/or its Resource Partners- SCORE, the SBDC network, and the Women's Business Centers. SBA Resource Partners are funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Events at the SBA Entrepreneurship Center

Workshops on Tuesday, October 17:
How to Do Business with California State
How to Develop Your Value Proposition

Workshop on Wednesday, October 18:
Federal/State Basic Payroll Tax Seminar

Workshop on Thursday, October 19:
Financial Analysis for Small Business

Workshops on Tuesday, October 24:
Raising Money-Crowdfunding, Angels and Other Sources
Corporations and LLCs Offer Different Options

Workshop on Wednesday, October 25:
Lessons Learned Starting and Running Restaurants and Food Services

Workshops on Thursday, October 26:
Employee or Independent Contractor - EDD
Targeting Marketing Strategies

Workshop on Friday, October 27:
Successful Negotiation Skills Lead to Successful Business

Workshop on Monday, October 30:
The Six Indispensable Steps to Start and Manage a Successful Business

Workshop on Tuesday, October 31:
Veterans Small Business Industrial Day:  Turning Contacts into Contracts

Other Events this week in the Bay Area

Managing and Growing a Thriving Restaurant 
Monday, October 16, 2017 - City of Oakland, CA
Intro to Government Contracting
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - City of Eureka, CA
Intro to Government Contracting
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - City of Redding, CA
Business Funding Options for You
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - City of Kentfield, CA
CPUC/Pacificorp Small/Diverse Business Expo
Thursday, October 19, 2017 - City of Redding, CA
Export - Import
Saturday, October 21, 2017 - City of Santa Cruz, CA
Small Business Innovation Research Phase I - Part 1
Saturday, October 21, 2017 - City of  San Mateo, CA
MyVetBiz Bunker Labs, Bay Area Muster
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - City of San Francisco, CA
Developing Powerful Presentation Skills-What Women Entrepreneurs Need to Know
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - City of Oakland, CA
2017 International Consulate Summit
Thursday, October 26, 2017 - City of Oakland, CA
Livermore Small Business Expo
Thursday, October 26, 2017 - City of Livermore, CA

Event Location and Registration Sites:

San Francisco SBA Entrepreneur Center
U.S. Small Business Administration - San Francisco District Office
455 Market Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA  94105  

SBA San Francisco District Office Website:
Email: sfomail@sba.gov 

Small Business Development Center:  http://sfsbdc.org 
San Francisco SCORE:  http://www.sanfranciscoscore.eventbrite.com

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