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IT’S NATIONAL SMALL BUSINESS WEEK! CHECK OUT THE #SMALLBIZ EVENTS COMING TO A CITY NEAR YOU (MadameNoire)

The hashtag #SmallBiz is buzzing around the Twittersphere for National Small Business Week. May 12 through May 16 is dedicated to saluting the 23 million super-small businesses around the country. Supporting America’s entrepreneurial spirit, The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), an advocate for small business owners, is launching a series of #SmallBiz events in four major cities!

Partnering with the Small Business Association (SBA), NASE has already kicked off its tour at Twitter’s HQ in San Francisco, CA on Monday. The free event informed guests on how they can amp up their marketing strategy with useful social media tips. NASE invited “leaders from the small business, government, consumer and high-tech communities,” according to their page, to help entrepreneurs grow and succeed.

“America’s smallest businesses, the self-employed and micro-businesses, are the true engine of our economy,” Katie Vliestra, VP for Government Relations and Public Affairs, said in a press statement. “We at NASE are proud to stand with the SBA and sponsor this national effort devoted to our small business community. It is important that we help these new and existing entrepreneurs grow and succeed. . .”

If you’ve already missed the San Fran kick-off, don’t worry! NASE is coming to three more cities near you — Kansas City (May 13), Boston (May 15), and Washington D.C. (May 15-16). Kansas City will touch upon small business loans, contracting with the government, and growing your #SmallBiz into a #BigBiz. Boston will delve into online marketing strategies, energizing your work staff, and gaining capital for your business. Lastly, the nation’s capital will discuss Obamacare’s impact on small businesses.

The selected speakers include Eddie Kennison, a NFL wide receiver-turned-business guru and Gail Goodman, the female CEO of Constant Contact — an online marketing company that serves more than a half a million customers.

If you’re not able to physically make it to any of these events, don’t sweat it. NASE will be livestreaming several events so that you can soak up some small-business knowledge in the comfort of your own home. Learn about achieving customer loyalty, how businesses are evolving in a mobile world, and more. Click here for the upcoming webinars and online events for National Small Business Week.

The SBA has been putting mom-and-pop shops and the self-employed in the spotlight for every year since 1968. Maybe it’s time that you took advantage of what National Small Business Week has to offer.

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