September 7, 2014: SBA Updates

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SBA Spurs Economic Growth, Announces 50 Awards to Accelerators

Last week, SBA announced the 50 winners of the first Growth Accelerator Fund competition. The recipients – each awarded a cash prize of $50,000 – come from a broad set of industries and sectors – from manufacturing to tech start-ups to farming as well as diverse demographic groups.

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Webinar: How Social Media Can Help Your Small Business Succeed

Social media is an increasingly important communication channel for small businesses, so SBA has teamed up with Hootsuite for a free webinar about best practices. Join us on Tuesday, September 16 at 2 PM ET for social media tips and strategies for your small business.

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SBA to Participate in Twitter Webinar 

If you’re curious about how to use Twitter to grow your business, join SBA as we participate in a Twitter 101 webinar. Registration details:

  • Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014
  • 1:00 PM ET | 10:00 AM PT
  • 1 hour

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NEW: Growing Your Business Webinar Series

To kick off fall, join SBA as we particpate in a three-part “Growing Your Business” webinar series to help your business expand and thrive hosted by AnyMeeting.

       SBA Resources for Growing Businesses

  • The Affordable Care Act & Its Impact on Small Business Owners
    Tuesday, October 7 | 2 PM ET
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Affordable Care Act 101 Webinars

SBA and Small Business Majority will continue to host free Affordable Care Act 101webinars so small business owners can learn the basics of the Affordable Care Act and how they can enroll in health insurance marketplaces. Join us every Thursday at 2 PM.

In addition, Spanish-speaking small employers throughout the country can join representatives from SBA, HHS and Small Business Majority for ACA 101 webinars in Spanish. Below are the registration links for the upcoming Spanish-language webinars, which will be held every other Tuesday throughout the fall. 


Small Business Logistics and Distribution Made Easy

One of the trickiest pieces of the startup puzzle can be to figure out how it will all work. A thoughtful logistics and distribution plan will save you lots of time and stress in the long run. Here are a few resources for considering everything that goes into this type of planning.

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How Running A Small Business is Like Coaching a Football Team

Ever thought about the similarities between small business owners and football coaches? You may have more in common than you thought! Here’s how – and how your small business game can be its best.

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How to Integrate Print Into Your Marketing Campaign

As small businesses and the media focus on online marketing, print marketing materials are often an afterthought—but they shouldn’t be. Traditional marketing collateral isn’t dead, and if you’re smart, you’ll integrate it into your digital marketing efforts. Here’s how.

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