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.
Friday, September 29, 2023
8:00am PT

Please join Small Business Majority as we join a timely panel conversation in Southern California at UNITE-LA's Civic Symposium, Beyond Case Making: Taking Equitable and Bold Action to Close Workforce Gaps. This session will be moderated by the Milken Institute with fellow leading experts on equitable workforce development and centered on innovative strategies and concrete resources to support long-term business success.

Topics of discussion will include:

  • How investments in Paid Family Leave and childcare can help small business owners access and develop diverse talent
  • Skills-based hiring and second chance hiring solutions
  • Advancing economic mobility and creating space for your workforce
Event type: Access to Capital, General Small Business, Business assistance, Fair Competition Webinar
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Friday, September 29, 2023
12:30 pm ET / 9:30 am PT

Billions of dollars of federal childcare funding are expected to end on September 30 creating a risk of millions of families losing access to childcare and thousands of small providers being forced to shut down their businesses. This will create a ripple effect that will be felt across our country by small business owners and their employees. 

Join Small Business Majority and the National Women's Law Center with special remarks by Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (OR-1) to learn more about:

  • The childcare funding cliff
  • How this will affect your small business
  • A proposed solution: The Child Care Stabilization Act
  • A call to action
Event type: General Small Business, Childcare Webinar
Location: National
Wednesday, October 4, 2023
12:00pm ET

October is Women’s Small Business Month, and Small Business Majority is celebrating by hosting an informative event focused on resources and opportunities for women entrepreneurs in partnership with the Women's Entrepreneurial Opportunity Project (WEOP).

Our expert speakers will guide you through the various resources available to women entrepreneurs, including mentorship programs, procurement opportunities, and small business advocacy. You'll learn best practices for building a strong support network, overcoming common obstacles faced by women entrepreneurs and developing your leadership skills. Sessions include:

Representation Matters: Amplifying our voices in small business advocacy

  • Senator Sonya Halpern, Georgia State Senate
  • Representative Kim Schofield, Georgia House of Representatives
  • Montez Diamond, Region 4 SBA Office of Advocacy
  • Kela Taylor, Marke' Enterprises

Grow Where You Go: Opportunities and resources for women in business

  • Terri Denison, SBA Georgia District Office
  • Julian Bailey, Georgia Department of Administrative Services Supplier Diversity Initiative
  • Jennifer Pasley, Georgia Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)

Breaking Barriers: Paving the way for women in tech startups

  • Lakila Bowden, iSeeTechnologies Inc.
  • Pam-Adkins Smith, Coolest Nerd Ever
  • Preeti Tanwar, HiEdSuccess
  • Donna Ennis, Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute

In addition to learning about resources and opportunities, you'll also have the opportunity to connect with other women entrepreneurs and share your own experiences. You'll be able to ask questions of our speakers and participate in interactive activities designed to help you make the most of the resources available to you.

*This event will be held in person and there are limited seats available. Please register today to confirm your reservation*

Event type: Women's entrepreneurship Workshop
Location: Atlanta, GA
Thursday, October 5, 2023
8:00am MT

Join Small Business Majority at the Good Business Colorado (GBC) Level Up Academy where Colorado Director, Lindsey Vigoda, will be a panelist for an access to capital presentation on October 6.

The GBC Level Up Academy programming aims to meet business and nonprofit leaders where they are to provide access to educational programming, a peer community of practice, and wrap-around supports that enable organizations across the state to be even better one innovation at a time! This is not a conference for hypotheticals and small talk, it’s a meeting of the minds for action takers and doers! The Level Up Academy will feature real business leaders, walking the talk and sharing how they’ve done it - the good, the bad, the ugly, and the lessons learned. 

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, COVID-19, Business assistance, Fair Competition Conference
Location: Denver, CO
Friday, October 6, 2023
12:00pm PT

Over the spring and summer of 2023, fellows at the University of California, Berkeley Diversity and Entrepreneurship (D&E) Fellowship Program conducted interviews with women entrepreneurs of color asking about their experiences accessing capital and growing their businesses. This research places a particular emphasis on examining the role played by intersectionality (race and gender) and lived experience in shaping women-of-color entrepreneurs’ access not only to financial capital, but to the human and social capital needed to start and grow a small business.

The University of California, Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies invites you to attend this Research Symposium where findings from their latest research will be shared and you'll have an opportunity to meet small business owners who participated in the study, including several business owners from Small Business Majority's California network.

Small Business Majority's California Policy Director Bianca Blomquist and Vice President of Programs & Engagement Xiomara Peña will be in attendance. 

Ms. Peña is joining a panel titled "The Road to Recovery: Addressing Inequities and Displacement of POC-Owned Small Business in California" to share insights on tangible solutions women of color need to gain access to a fair and level playing field.  

Event type: Access to Capital, Women's entrepreneurship, Minority Entrepreneurship Conference
Location: Berkeley, CA