Free Workshops
and Events for Small Businesses

Events at Start Small Think Big 

 

Start Small Think Big offers free educational workshops and networking opportunities for small business owners. We work with our partners to provide informative content geared towards small business success.

 

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Mon
Aug
08

Get to Know Start Small Think Big! / ¡Familiarícese con Start Small Think Big!

Thank you for your interest in Start Small Think Big!
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Thank you for your interest in Start Small Think Big!

This is a monthly meeting offered in English and/or Spanish where you can meet with someone from our Client Relationship team to understand our scope of services, the client application process, and get any questions answered.

¡Gracias por su interés en Start Small Think Big!

Esta cita mensual en Ingles y Español es una oportunidad para conocer alguien de nuestro equipo de Relaciones del Cliente y recibir información de nuestros servicios y tomar preguntas.

3:30pm ET / 12:30pm PT

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Wed
Aug
17

SEO Fundamentals for Small Businesses

In this workshop we will cover the basics of search engine optimization and how it enables a well designed content marketing strategy....Read more

In this workshop we will cover the basics of search engine optimization and how it enables a well designed content marketing strategy. We define and discuss many of the fundamentals that business owners should know when it comes to implementing their SEO strategy and how SEO can be used to compliment a paid advertising strategy.

Participants will leave with the following:

  • More confidence in understanding how your website contributes to lead-gen for your business
  • How to design a content marketing strategy that will produce more inbound organic traffic
  • Conceptual understanding of conversions and why it's important to attribute conversions to the methods a visitor used to find your website
  • A baseline knowledge of the tools available to measure your content performance

This workshop is led by Peter Yeargin, founder & CEO of Sage SEO, and Chris Martin, Co-Founder & COO of Sage SEO.


12pm ET / 9am PT

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Thu
Aug
18

Ask a Lender: How to Get Money As a Small Business?

This event is part of our finance series with Citibank.

Citibank staff will discuss their process for reviewing and approving small business loans.

Thank you to our partner at Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF) for co-sponsoring this workshop.

4pm ET / 1pm PT

Mon
Aug
22

Get to Know Start Small Think Big! / ¡Familiarícese con Start Small Think Big!

Thank you for your interest in Start Small Think Big!
...Read more

Thank you for your interest in Start Small Think Big!

This is a monthly meeting offered in English and/or Spanish where you can meet with someone from our Client Relationship team to understand our scope of services, the client application process, and get any questions answered.

¡Gracias por su interés en Start Small Think Big!

Esta cita mensual en Ingles y Español es una oportunidad para conocer alguien de nuestro equipo de Relaciones del Cliente y recibir información de nuestros servicios y tomar preguntas.

3:30pm ET / 12:30pm PT

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Wed
Aug
24

How to measure SEO ROI with Tracking

In this workshop we will explore practical examples of how to navigate Google Analytics and how it's crucial to understand your ROI from SEO.

This workshop is led by:

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In this workshop we will explore practical examples of how to navigate Google Analytics and how it's crucial to understand your ROI from SEO.

This workshop is led by:

  • Peter Yeargin - Founder & CEO of Sage SEO: Peter founded Sage SEO after struggling with paid advertising and spending too much money on ads. He decided to try a content marketing strategy with SEO but discovered there were way too many tools out there to learn for a business owner in order to effectively garner results through a digital marketing strategy. He has a degree in Computer Engineering from Clemson University and spent his professional career working for CIA, Raytheon, and Cisco Systems.
  • Chris Martin, Co-Founder & COO of Sage SEO: Chris joined Peter in founding Sage SEO after seeing how few solutions there were for Content Marketing that were affordable for startups and small businesses. He is passionately committed to promoting the value of diversity and collaboration, and believes individual effort can make real changes in the world. He has degrees from The Catholic University of America (BM '93), Florida State University (MA American Dance Studies '04) and The University of Maryland, College Park (Ph.D. Performance Studies, '10). His current work in the technology industry began after 30 years teaching and performing.

12pm ET / 9am PT

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Mon
Aug
29

Ask An Entrepreneur "Digital Marketing & Social Media For Your Small Business" With Eric K. Thomas

Join us in this informative Q&A session with Eric K. Thomas! Eric K....Read more

Join us in this informative Q&A session with Eric K. Thomas! Eric K. Thomas is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Quintessential Gentleman, a media platform that features thought-provoking content for men of color, including topics in business, entrepreneurism, professional development, art, music, fashion, lifestyle, and entertainment.

Established in 2016, The Quintessential Gentleman has garnered a high readership among millennial men of color who are constantly engaged and interested in progression. Thomas started the platform so “people who looked like me and lived like me could read stories of achievements that have been made by our community.” Previously, Thomas worked as a marketer in the professional services and entertainment industries, which has given him a well-rounded appeal in understanding--and communicating with--diverse audiences. With an interest in and passion for social and digital marketing, Thomas enjoys developing and sharing content that will inspire and engage others.

2pm ET / 11am PT

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Tue
Aug
30

August Networking Event: Getting Back to Business

Once a month, as part of Start Small Think Big's Community and Leadership program, we hold space for an opportunity to network, share industry advice, and get to know other amazing small business owners!
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Once a month, as part of Start Small Think Big's Community and Leadership program, we hold space for an opportunity to network, share industry advice, and get to know other amazing small business owners!

August is National Back to School month! As the second half of the year approaches, this is a time that small business owners can refocus and reimagine what’s next! We’re getting back to business, so come prepared to talk about new ideas, new strategies and how you stay motivated as a small business owner! If you’ve had to put your business on pause, experienced a slow season or want to share your experience with others - this is a great time to learn from and with each other!

5pm ET / 2pm PT

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Wed
Aug
31

Score Wins with Your Landlord for Your Small Business/Obtenga victorias con su propietario para su negocio/Giành chiến thắng với chủ cho thuê nhà cho doanh nghiệp nhỏ của bạn

The ability to communicate effectively with your landlord can help you earn more money and grow your business. In this workshop, you will learn how to negotiate and develop a good relationship with your landlord for your small business....Read more

The ability to communicate effectively with your landlord can help you earn more money and grow your business. In this workshop, you will learn how to negotiate and develop a good relationship with your landlord for your small business. The presenter, who is an attorney, will teach general negotiation tips, as well as how to negotiate in specific situations, such as when your landlord raises rent or you would like to improve conditions at your place of business.

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La capacidad de comunicarse de manera efectiva con su arrendador puede ayudarlo a ganar más dinero y hacer crecer su negocio. En este taller, aprenderá cómo negociar y desarrollar una buena relación con su arrendador para su pequeña empresa. El presentador, que es abogado, enseñará consejos generales de negociación, así como también cómo negociar en situaciones específicas, como cuando el propietario sube el alquiler o le gustaría mejorar las condiciones en su lugar de trabajo.

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Khả năng giao tiếp hiệu quả với chủ nhà có thể giúp bạn kiếm được nhiều tiền hơn và phát triển công việc kinh doanh của mình. Trong hội thảo này, bạn sẽ học cách thương lượng và phát triển mối quan hệ tốt với chủ nhà cho doanh nghiệp nhỏ của bạn. Người thuyết trình, là một luật sư, sẽ dạy các mẹo thương lượng chung, cũng như cách thương lượng trong các tình huống cụ thể, chẳng hạn như khi chủ nhà tăng tiền thuê nhà hoặc bạn muốn cải thiện các điều kiện tại địa điểm kinh doanh của mình.

3:30pm PT / 6:30pm ET

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Mon
Sep
05

Get to Know Start Small Think Big! / ¡Familiarícese con Start Small Think Big!

Thank you for your interest in Start Small Think Big!
...Read more

Thank you for your interest in Start Small Think Big!

This is a monthly meeting offered in English and/or Spanish where you can meet with someone from our Client Relationship team to understand our scope of services, the client application process, and get any questions answered.

¡Gracias por su interés en Start Small Think Big!

Esta cita mensual en Ingles y Español es una oportunidad para conocer alguien de nuestro equipo de Relaciones del Cliente y recibir información de nuestros servicios y tomar preguntas.

3:30pm ET / 12:30pm PT

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Thu
Sep
08

Ask a Banker: How to Manage My Money As a Small Business?

This event is part of our finance series with Citibank.

Citibank staff will discuss what products and strategies will make the best use of your small businesses money.

Thank you to our partner at Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF) for co-sponsoring this workshop.

...Read more

This event is part of our finance series with Citibank.

Citibank staff will discuss what products and strategies will make the best use of your small businesses money.

Thank you to our partner at Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF) for co-sponsoring this workshop.

4pm ET / 1pm PT

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Thu
Sep
15

Citi Presents: Financial Projections for Loan Applications

This event is part of our finance series with Citibank.

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This event is part of our finance series with Citibank.

Learn how to build financial projections for your business and gain important business insight. This workshop will discuss considerations for unit costing, pricing, breakevens, and scenario analysis, and what insights you can take to help you make more informed decisions.

Thank you to our partner at Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF) for co-sponsoring this workshop.

4pm ET / 1pm PT

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Mon
Sep
19

Get to Know Start Small Think Big! / ¡Familiarícese con Start Small Think Big!

Thank you for your interest in Start Small Think Big!
...Read more

Thank you for your interest in Start Small Think Big!

This is a monthly meeting offered in English and/or Spanish where you can meet with someone from our Client Relationship team to understand our scope of services, the client application process, and get any questions answered.

¡Gracias por su interés en Start Small Think Big!

Esta cita mensual en Ingles y Español es una oportunidad para conocer alguien de nuestro equipo de Relaciones del Cliente y recibir información de nuestros servicios y tomar preguntas.

3:30pm ET / 12:30pm PT

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