Celebrating America‘s Entrepreneurs
SBA is excited to work with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) to support and celebrate National Entrepreneurship Month. At SBA and OSTP, we’re focused on the intersection of private enterprise finance, capital investment, technology-driven innovation, and high-growth small businesses.
SBA introduced a video in recognition of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), to encourage and inspire entrepreneurs to collaborate, innovate, and explore international business opportunities. Every November, GEW brings together innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare.
Are you a small business owner with an amazing success story to tell? If so, submit your nomination today for the 2014 National Small Business Week Awards. Nominations are currently being accepted online at http://nationalsmallbusinessweek.sba.gov/.
To provide the tools and resources small businesses need to become effective suppliers, the SBA is collaborating with other agencies and companies on the American Supplier Initiative, which includes a series of supply chain events across the country – continuing in Detroit.
- WHAT: Link Detroit: A Small Business Matchmaking Summit
- WHERE: Wayne State University – Community Arts Auditorium
- WHEN: Tuesday, December 10 | 12:00-6:00 PM ET
With new health insurance marketplaces open, the SBA and Small Business Majority are excited to announce the next set of dates for our free Affordable Care Act 101 weekly webinars so small business owners can learn the basics of the Affordable Care Act and how they can enroll in health insurance marketplaces.
- Thursday, December 5 at 2:00 PM ET: Click to Register
- Thursday, December 12 at 2:00 PM ET: Click to Register
- Thursday, December 19 at 2:00 PM ET: Click to Register
TIP! BusinessUSA’s health care tool can help you better understand what you need to know about the Affordable Care Act and your health insurance options.
Are you a small business owner located in or relocating to an economically distressed urban or rural community? Is your company seeking a competitive advantage in the federal contracting arena? Then the HUBZone certification may be for you. Learn more with this webinar series.
- Part I: December 3rd at 2:00-2:45 PM ET: Click to register
- Part II: December 17th at 2:00-2:45 PM ET: Click to register
If 2013 has been a profitable year for your business, you may want to share your good fortune with your staff – perhaps with year-end bonuses. Before you cut a check, understand what these bonuses mean to your business and your employees as well as some alternatives to cash bonuses.