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  • How you can participate in National Small Business Week (NSBW)

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    Since 1963, the President of the United States and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) dedicates one week to honor and recognize the contributions and success of America's entrepreneurs and small business owners. This year National Small Business Week, hosted by the SBA, is April 30 - May 6, 2017.

    According to the SBA, more than half of Americans either own or work for a small business. Small businesses create about two out of every three jobs in the U.S. each year. [1]

    The SBA encourages small businesses across the country to engage in the conversation. Here is a list of free webinars to tune into during National Small Business Week.

    Learn what it takes to be a local business champion
    The SBA is teaming up with GrowBiz Media to help small business owners learn how to take your local business to the next level. They'll cover a wide variety of topics including the importance of a consistent and accurate online presence, a business profile with engaging and rich content, a well-designed website, personalized service, and a solid social media and marketing strategy. Register and learn more here.

    Increase your online presence
    Understand what it takes to grow your business in the online space by listening to the Grow Your Business Online webinar with Google. An online presence is more important than ever in today's world and especially so on Google. What do people do when they want to find a nearby location or a solutions to their problem? In most cases, they'll turn to a quick Google search. Register and learn more here.

    Turn your innovation into growth
    Take a look into the future of small business and the impact of innovation and technology on your growth. Business intelligence, marketing, sales - each are using more intelligent data to reach their audience. Watch the LIVE webinar sponsored by Salesforce. Register and learn more here.

    Write meaningful email content and subject lines
    The email inbox is a marketing channel to be reckoned with. Unlike the majority of communication mediums, your email and brand has to earn the space. How do you do this? Fulfill your brand promise. Provide exceptional service. Develop quality and relevant content. Once you get in their inbox, then you have to rely on the recipient to open the email. Register and learn more here.

    Don't worry. If you miss one of the webinars we'll provide you with a recap of each. Also, be sure to Contact your local Chamber of Commerce to see if any there are any events happening in your community. As always, we appreciate everything you do for our community!

    [1] About National Small Business Week, SBA



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