Digital occasions accessible for Small Enterprise Week

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) – Arizona’s 600,000 small business owners are celebrated at this year’s National Small Business Week.

Owners can attend virtual events September 13-15, giving them the tools they need to face a challenging time doing business in America. Sessions include topics such as email marketing tips, how to get government incentives, tips for the postal service, and special sessions aimed at Latinos and black-owned businesses.

Small businesses make up 99.5 percent of Arizona’s businesses and employ 1.1 million people, or 42.9 percent of the state workforce, according to the US Small Business Administration.

See the full schedule of events hosted by the SBA below and register to attend and attend at


Monday, September 13, 11 am EDT – “Back on track: resources for a better set-up”

The day’s events include:

  • National Small Business Week Welcome – SBA Administrator Guzman
  • Morning Session – Visa US Economic Outlook: Setting A Course For Expansion
  • Lunchtime Sessions –
    • Realize resilience
    • Make your small business more accessible
    • Win with e-mail marketing in e-commerce
  • Late-Day Session – Government Incentives to Support and Retain Employees

Tuesday, September 14, 11 am EDT – “Better Serving Small Business and Underserved Communities”

The day’s events include:

  • Morning Sessions –
    • Access to capital for women entrepreneurs
    • US Postal Service: Providing Small Business Solutions
  • Lunchtime Sessions –
    • Open access doors for black-owned companies: donors and founders tell their stories from real life
    • Resilience and Recovery: How Small Businesses Can Adjust to Trends That Are Changing the Workforce
  • Late-Day Session – Support Latino Biz: How Mayors and Influencers Lead the Way to Celebrate the Significant Economic Contribution Latin American Corporations are Making, the Jobs They Create, and the Positive Impact They Bring to Our Community.

Wednesday, September 15, 11 a.m. EDT – “Continuance to Support Resilience and Renewal”

The day’s events include:

  • Morning session – recreational lessons from the nation’s entrepreneurial coaching networks
  • Panel Discussion – Exporting as a Way to Grow Your Business: How SBA Can Help You Sell Abroad
  • Lunchtime Sessions –
    • Accelerate Your Small Business Success By Selling Online
    • Integration of brick and mortar and e-commerce
  • Late-Day Session – Empowering the Veteran and Military Small Business Community
  • Closing Session – “Gateway to Success:” Tune in for a virtual glimpse into the nationwide resources the SBA field offices have to help small businesses start, grow, expand and recover, and how you are Connect with the powerful network of small business owners right in your community.

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