The SMALL BUSINESS ACADEMY is now designed for both startups and growing existing business.  

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Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 26-27, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

After an opening general session and panel discussion, two educational workshop tracks will be offered on various topics. In the afternoon each day, educational tracks will focus on starting a business and those looking to grow business. Educational topics include:

  • American Reinvestment Act: Accessing Opportunities to Build Your Business
  • The Lender's Eye: Getting a Small Business Loan
  • E-Commerce - Getting Online and Social Media
  • Understanding Your Financial Statements
  • Cybersecurity
  • Overview of Available Federal, State, Local and Corporate Small Business Certifications
  • Panel on Overcoming Long-Term Challenges from COVID-19: Planning
  • Panel on Financing and Grants: What You Need to Know