2018 National Small Business Week

April 16, 2018   |   By: Kristen Mozian

Categories: Event, Press Release   |  

April 29 – May 5, 2018 is National Small Business Week. Every year since 1963 the Small Business Administration takes the opportunity to highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and others from across the nation through National Small Business Week.

CTSBDC will be celebrating the week around the state.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Lunch & Learn Series: Avoiding Blindspots
Use GrowthWheel® to Get Focus, Set Agenda, Make Decisions, and Take Action.

12PM – 1PM
WORK_SPACE, 903 Main St., Manchester
Lunch provided.
RSVP at 860.647.6029 or info@workspacemanchester.com

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Understanding Your Customers
You’ve built a small customer base, and now you need more customers to grow your business. You know you should be marketing and using social media. But, your budget is tight and you don’t want to waste your time and money on things that won’t bring you more customers. The key is to articulate your value to your target market and craft the right message for your different client types to increase the effectiveness of your marketing efforts. In this interactive workshop, we’ll discuss your value proposition, customer segments, your ideal customer & your worst nightmare, and messaging that speaks to your target audiences.

7:30AM – 9AM
Fairfield Regional Fire School, 205 Richard White Way, Fairfield
RSVP

Taking Your Business Global: Six Steps to Begin Exporting (Free Webinar)Please join the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) in a webinar to learn how to take your business global. You will also learn: Why should you export?; How do you export?; How to tap the global markets; What federal government programs and services are available?; What are the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) export loan programs?; What is the State Trade and Expansion Program (STEP)? What are the free counseling services of SCORE, SBDC, WBC and VBOC?

10AM – 11AM
Online
Register

Lunch & Learn Series: The Entrepreneurial Mindset
Explore the connection between thinking like an entrepreneur and being an entrepreneur.

12PM – 1PM
WORK_SPACE, 903 Main St., Manchester
Lunch provided.
RSVP at 860.647.6029 or info@workspacemanchester.com

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Lunch & Learn Series: Create Engaging Social Media Content
Learn the basics of the different social media platforms and the type of content that works.

12PM – 1PM
WORK_SPACE, 903 Main St., Manchester
Lunch provided.
RSVP at 860.647.6029 or info@workspacemanchester.com

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Understanding Your Customers
You’ve built a small customer base, and now you need more customers to grow your business. You know you should be marketing and using social media. But, your budget is tight and you don’t want to waste your time and money on things that won’t bring you more customers. The key is to articulate your value to your target market and craft the right message for your different client types to increase the effectiveness of your marketing efforts. In this interactive workshop, we’ll discuss your value proposition, customer segments, your ideal customer & your worst nightmare, and messaging that speaks to your target audiences.

8AM – 9:30AM
Bridgeport Downtown Special Services District, 938 Broad St., Bridgeport
RSVP

Lunch & Learn Series: Cybersecurity
Reduce your risk by understanding security programs, social engineering, password protection and what to do if you get hacked.

12PM – 1PM
WORK_SPACE, 903 Main St., Manchester
Lunch provided.
RSVP at 860.647.6029 or info@workspacemanchester.com

Small Business Week Awards Ceremony
At this exciting luncheon event, the Connecticut Small Business Administration and Connecticut SCORE will honor the state’s Small Business Person of the Year and nine other small business award winners. These entrepreneurial awardees were nominated by organizations throughout the state.

11:30AM – 3PM
Anthony’s Ocean View, 450 Lighthouse Rd., New Haven
Register

Friday, May 4, 2018

Entrepreneurial Success Series
Becoming a successful entrepreneur is about more than just a burning desire and luck. Luck is what happens when good preparation meets opportunity. Hear the secrets, best practices, key character traits, and yes, mistakes from successful entrepreneurs.

12PM – 1:30PM
Microsoft Store – Danbury Fair Mall, 7 Backus Ave, Danbury
Register

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