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:
Friday, February 23, 2024
Time:
10:00am CT

This one-hour training will help business owners understand the foundations of business planning and provide tools to help create a business plan. This comprehensive overview will teach entrepreneurs how to create a start-up business plan, manage business and personal credit, and find funding.

Event type: Access to Capital, Retirement, Women's entrepreneurship, General Small Business, Business assistance Workshop
Location: IL
Date:
Tuesday, February 27, 2024
Time:
2:00pm ET

The U.S. Black Chambers (USBC) serves as the leading voice of Black business, representing Black Chambers of Commerce and business organizations across the globe, fighting for equitable access to capital and resources for Black entrepreneurs. In celebration of Black History Month, join Small Business Majority and USBC for a fireside chat with the CEOs from our organizations about the state of Black business, resources available to Black small business owners and policies we are fighting for that support an equitable business ecosystem where Black entrepreneurship may thrive.

Additionally, we will be joined by small business voices from our network who will share their story of entrepreneurship and give their best advice and insights into how to succeed as a small business owner.

Speakers:

  • Ron Busby Sr., President and CEO, U.S. Black Chambers, Inc.
  • John Arensmeyer, Founder and CEO, Small Business Majority
  • Chrishon Lampley, Founder and CEO, Love Cork Screw
Event type: Minority Entrepreneurship Roundtable
Location: National
Date:
Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Time:
7:30am MT

Join B Local Colorado, Center for Community Wealth Building, Good Business Colorado, Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute and Small Business Majority for our 2024 Entrepreneur Day of Action! Speak up for a more equitable, sustainable and prosperous Colorado together with other small business owners and entrepreneurs - no advocacy experience necessary! We’ll provide all the preparation and support you need to feel confident speaking with state legislators about the issues that are important to you, your business and your community. 

Preliminary agenda includes: 

  • Breakfast and orientation
  • Morning address from legislator 
  • Advocacy training: How to take action! 
  • Taking Action! Engaging with legislators in person
  • Entrepreneur and legislator networking lunch 
  • Special address from Governor Polis
  • Afternoon Capitol Action: Testify in Committee (as the legislative schedule allows)

Register to receive additional details and sign up for specific activities. Limited travel stipends are available for attendees outside the metro area. Please let us know if you need language or other special accommodations.

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en nuestro Día de Acción del Empresario 2024! Hable en favor de un Colorado más equitativo, sostenible y próspero junto con otros dueños de pequeños negocios y empresarios, ¡sin experiencia necesaria! Proporcionaremos toda la preparación y el apoyo que usted necesita para sentirse seguro al hablar con legisladores estatales sobre los temas que son importantes para usted, su negocio y su comunidad. 

La agenda preliminar incluye:

  • Desayuno y orientación.
  • Discurso matutino de un legislador.
  • Entrenamiento de abogacía: ¡Cómo tomar acción!
  • ¡Tomando acción! Interactúe con legisladores en persona.
  • Almuerzo de networking entre empresarios y legisladores.
  • Acción en el Capitolio por la tarde: Testifique en Comité (según el horario legislativo lo permita).

Regístrese para recibir detalles adicionales e inscríbase en actividades específicas. Hay estipendios de viaje limitados disponibles para asistentes fuera del área metropolitana. Por favor, avísenos si necesita ajustes de idioma u otras adaptaciones especiales.

Event type: Access to Capital, Paid Family & Medical Leave, Healthcare, Retirement, Women's entrepreneurship, Workforce Issues, General Small Business, Rural Entrepreneurship, Second chance, Minority Entrepreneurship, Childcare, Fair Competition Presentation
Location: Denver, CO
Date:
Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Time:
9:00am PT

Join Small Business Majority and the California Work & Family Coalition (CAWFC) to learn how our state's Paid Family Leave (PFL) Program benefits small business owners like you, your workforce and for an overview of employer responsibilities when an employee needs to take leave.

We will discuss how employees can participate in PFL, accrue paid sick days, how they can use the leave, and what reporting/tracking is required of employers. Additionally, will explore how PFL intersects with the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) and the federal Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). 

Finally, we will discuss how small business owners can apply for a $2,000 grant to help cover costs associated with employees who take leave.

The California Work & Family Coalition organizes community trainings focused on our paid leave laws, including Paid Family Leave, State Disability Insurance (SDI), wage replacement, and job protection. Through education and advocacy, the Coalition is fighting to build a statewide movement dedicated to securing the rights, resources, and accommodations that all Californians need to care for themselves and their families.

Event type: Paid Family & Medical Leave, Retirement Webinar
Location: CA
Date:
Tuesday, March 5, 2024
Time:
8:00am ET

A special call to business owners, leaders and community members to join us for an impactful day at the Georgia State Capitol in partnership with Georgia State Representative Kim Schofield (District 63)! Join the Women’s Entrepreneurial Opportunity Project, Inc. (WEOP), Our Village United, Urban League of Greater Atlanta, The Wealthy Group, ReadyNation and Small Business Majority for our 2024 Small Business Day at the Capitol.

Speak up for a more equitable, sustainable and prosperous Georgia together with other small business owners and entrepreneurs - no advocacy experience necessary! We’ll provide all the preparation and support you need to feel confident speaking with state legislators about the issues that are important to you, your business and your community.

Agenda includes:

  • Breakfast & orientation / Meet and greet with Legislators
  • Georgia State Capitol tour & pictures
  • Legislative Session: Georgia State Capitol
Event type: Access to Capital, Paid Family & Medical Leave, Healthcare, Retirement, Taxes, Women's entrepreneurship, Workforce Issues, General Small Business, Rural Entrepreneurship, Second chance, Minority Entrepreneurship, Childcare, Fair Competition Roundtable
Location: Atlanta, GA

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