Our Upcoming Events

Small Business Majority hosts frequent free events for small businesses in all stages and across industries. Here you will find upcoming events, training seminars and webinars hosted by Small Business Majority and our partners. Look below to find events about access to capital, policy updates, employer resources and more. If you don’t see an upcoming event that piques your interest, scroll down to find our on-demand options.
Date:
martes, abril 16, 2024
Time:
10:30am PT

As California faces a projected shortfall from $38 billion to $73 billion over three years, large corporate profits have soared, and are still near record highs. As a share of their profits, corporations pay about half what they did in state taxes a generation ago. 

Please join California Director of Small Business Majority, Bianca Blomquist, UC Davis Professor of Law, Darien Shanske, and Tia Orr, Executive Director for Service Employees International Union California (SEIU) and Board of Directors of the California Budget & Policy Center at its annual Policy Insights Conference as we dive into how the corporate tax system can be made more fair for California small business owners and employees. Our session, Dream Big, begins at 10:30 am in Room A2.

We will discuss how California can generate additional revenues to help the state avoid cuts to services in the short term, and to support and strengthen services in the long run. Attendees will also learn about a potential measure on the November ballot sponsored by corporate interests that would exacerbate the challenges state and local governments already face in raising revenues to support critical public services.

This conversation will be moderated by Kayla Kitson, Senior Policy Analyst for California Budget & Policy Center. 

Event type: Taxes, General Small Business, Business assistance Workshop
Location: Sacremento, CA
Date:
jueves, abril 18, 2024
Time:
12:00pm PT

Join Modern Woodmen and Small Business Majority in an exciting collaboration as we present, 'The Small Business Guide,' a hybrid webinar series designed to empower business owners with crucial insights and strategies for success. At each session, we will have seasoned professionals speak on topics that can transform your business.

 

In the final session, during Financial Literacy Month, Steven Flores, a financial advisor, will provide you with crucial tips and tricks essential for all business owners. More importantly, he will address the inevitable succession plan that every business owner will encounter, regardless of their industry. The three key topics to be covered include:

  • Selling your business and using the proceeds for retirement
  • Bringing on a qualified manager to run your business
  • Passing on your business to a preferred individual
Event type: Access to Capital, General Small Business, Business assistance Workshop
Location: Whittier, CA
Date:
martes, abril 23, 2024
Time:
10:00am MT

Searching for capital to finance a small business can be overwhelming, especially for the millions of rural small business owners working to boost their community’s economy. Join this webinar to learn tips for navigating the rural small business financing landscape, including what to look for and avoid in your search for funds.

This webinar is part of the “EDGE” series hosted by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and Small Business Majority.

Event type: Access to Capital, Rural Entrepreneurship Webinar
Location: CO;MT;ND;SD;UT;WY
Date:
miércoles, abril 24, 2024
Time:
10:00am CT

Learn about business resources that are available to start or grow your business in the City of Chicago. Topics will include obtaining a business license, connecting with a neighborhood business development center and utilizing business education programs.

Presented by Lotika Pai, Managing Deputy Commissioner and Chief Small Business Officer, Chicago Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection (BACP).

Event type: Access to Capital, Retirement, Women's entrepreneurship, General Small Business, Minority Entrepreneurship, Business assistance Workshop
Location: IL
Date:
jueves, abril 25, 2024
Time:
3:00pm ET

Entrepreneurs and small business owners drive economic innovation through the invention of new products, technologies and ideas, which are all commonly referred to as intellectual property (IP). However, many entrepreneurs may not recognize the value of protecting their unique IP. Neglecting to protect IP through acquisition of patents, trademarks or copyright protections can lead to disparities in opportunities to innovate, especially for small businesses. In honor of World IP Day (April 26, 2024), please join Small Business Majority and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for a briefing to learn more about the fundamentals of IP and how the USPTO can help you and your business get started with critical IP protections. This briefing will be followed by an opportunity for attendees to ask questions and connect with USPTO representatives to discuss ways to protect your innovations. 

Speakers: 

  • Alexis D'Amato, Government Affairs Director, Small Business Majority 
  • Jeanette Parker, Assistant Outreach Coordinator for Eastern Region/Primary Examiner, USPTO  
Event type: Business assistance, Fair Competition Workshop
Location: National

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