SBA Monthly Webinars

Upcoming Webinars – August 2019


The Secret Sauce to Success- The Entrepreneurial Mindset

Thursday, August 1, 2019 from 1pm to 2pm EST

Entrepreneurs are truly a special breed! It takes a certain set of skills and characteristics to be successful in entrepreneurial ventures. Unfortunately, the most important of these skill sets is also the most overlooked and the most under-appreciated: the Entrepreneurial Mindset!

In this fun, dynamic, and interactive session being presented by Founder and Chief Growth Strategist of Social MarQui - Better Digital Marketing for Business Growth, Dr. Marcus Alexander, you’ll learn:

  • The secret success factors of the entrepreneurial mindset used by the world’s top entrepreneurs

  • Why the entrepreneurial mindset is the most important skill you need to make your business a success (yes, even more important than cash flow!)

  • How to use the entrepreneurial mindset to accelerate your business even when nothing else is

  • How to continually grow and sharpen your entrepreneurial mindset to reach new levels in your business (and life) sooner



YELP 101 Webinar

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 from 10am to 11am ESTYELP 101 Webinar

In this webinar, you will learn how to leverage Yelp’s free tools to get more customers. Topics include information on claiming your business page via Yelp, which is free to do, as well as basic info on adding important info to your Yelp page, using check-in offers and responding to reviews.




Simple Social Media Must-Do's for Small Business Owners

Thursday, August 22, 2019 from 1pm to 2pm EST

For many small business owners, keeping connected with customers on social media can feel overwhelming. In this webinar, Deluxe's Director of Social Media Strategy of Small Business Services Katie Cerney will highlight some simple social must-do’s for small business owners and share tips for keeping up with the ever-changing platforms.

You’ll learn:

  • Where and why to build a social presence

  • Why engagement is critical on social channels

  • How to create a social content strategy and publishing calendar

  • Tips for creating great social photos & videos

  • What are hashtags and why should you use them

  • How to use paid social ads to help achieve your goals

  • Examples from businesses across the country who have achieved success via social media activities




End the Year in Good Legal Standing

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 from 1pm to 2pm EST

Businesses that operate as corporations and LLCs are subject to internal and external compliance requirements. It's important to set some time aside in the fall to revisit the status of your business and ensure you are in good standing with the state. In this webinar, Nellie Akalp of CorpNet, will explain these compliance requirements and other necessary legal to-dos to take care of before 2019 comes to a close.

Participants will learn:

  • Why it’s a good idea to revisit your business entity at the end of the year, especially if you operate as a sole proprietorship or partnership

  • Key internal and external compliance requirements for Corporations and LLCs to review before 2020

  • Consequences of a Corporation or LLC falling into bad standing with their state




A Practical Approach to Small Business Budgeting

Thursday, August 29, 2019 from 1pm to 2pm EST

Maintaining an annual budget is considered a best practice for growing a business, yet many small business owners don’t engage in the budgeting process. This webinar, presented by CPA Terry Bishop, will outline ways to organize your financial goals and grow your business.

You’ll learn:

  • Budgeting options and how to choose the best format for your business and goals

  • How to set realistic goals and understand the budgeting process

  • The proper way to evaluate budget vs. actual results

  • How to work with your partners and advisors and create a budget to use in the planning process




Social Media for the Small Business Owner

Thursday, August 15, 2019 from 2:30pm to 4pm EST

Do you want to have a greater social presence online, but need help coming up with a strategy to best reach your current and potential new clients? Discover which social media platforms are the best for your business, how to create creative and engaging content that reaches your target audience, and implement a digital marketing plan that is data-driven and customer-oriented.




Market Research

You have a great product or service, but who are your customers and how can you reach them? Take SBA's FREE online course for an overview of how to identify your customers and how to market to them.


Be Inspired: Small Business Success Story

Andreas Ozzuna grew up baking alfajores with her grandmother and visiting her grandfather’s deli in Buenos Aires. As a child, Andreas aspired to work in the family business, but it wasn’t until she was 41 that she decided to turn her hobby of cooking into a full-time job.

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A Guide to SBA's Disaster Assistance Programs

A disaster can happen without warning. Prepare your small business by launching SBA's FREE self-paced online training for an overview of SBA's Disaster Assistance Programs.

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Why Visiting Franchisees In-Person Is So Important

Doing your due diligence on franchise opportunities you’re interested in involves several steps. The most important step: talking to existing franchisees. But in our hyper-connected world, “talking” can mean several things.

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Blogs and Recorded Business Training Videos


Encore Entrepreneurship for Women

This introduction to business planning is directed to women over the age of 50 who are interested in pursuing a second career and launching their own business.




Protect your business against cyber threats and scams

As a small business owner, you have a lot on your mind. You can’t afford to lose time or money to scammers or a compromised network. That's why the U.S. Small Business Administration and Federal Trade Commission have teamed up to offer resources to protect your small business against cyber threats and scams.




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