The week includes seminars in 4 cities, including St. Louis. Seattle, Pittsburgh and Washington DC. This is the first time events have been held in multiple cities, showing how much the event has grown over the years.
If you can’t make it to these events, the organizers of these events have expanded to the digital realm, including Google+ hangouts, live streaming keynote speeches, and, of course live tweets (check out #smallbiz). The schedule of events is listed on the Small Business Administration’s website here. Topics covered include managing your business’s reputation, social media, and the value of mentorship. Things all small business owner’s need to be concerned about.
If you are lost at where to begin, Inc has a guide to the top 10 events going on. Be sure to scope it out.
This is a tremendous resource for small business owners. Be sure to take advantage of these resources and networking opportunities. And please, share what you found to be more valuable with us!