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National Small Business Week is May 1-7, 2016
“Every year since 1963, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners.
More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year.
As part of National Small Business Week, the U.S. Small Business Administration takes the opportunity to highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and others from all 50 states and U.S. territories. Every day, they’re working to grow small businesses, create 21st century jobs, drive innovation, and increase America’s global competitiveness.” https://www.sba.gov/nsbw/about
This year, online events scheduled throughout the week will include educational webinars on a variety of business topics. More information is available at www.sba.gov/nsbw/webinars.
The U.S. Small Business Administration will be hosting a seminar at JJC on “Understanding Federal Government Contracting” including an overview of its certification programs. The workshop will provide an overview of SAM.GOV, marketing to the federal government, important websites and resource partners to utilize in better understanding the federal sector. Handouts will be provided on topics covered in the slideshow presentation. There will be a brief networking session to follow seminar. Registration is required.
Date: Wednesday, May 4
Location: Joliet Junior College
SBA and Small Business Majority will host free Affordable Care Act 101 webinars so small business owners can learn the basics of the Affordable Care Act and how they can enroll in health insurance marketplaces.
Thursday, March 31, 2016
This webinar begins at 2pm ET.