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Art-Train Agency/Organization Training Registration

Minneapolis, MN

01:00 PM to 04:00 PM

The Art-Train Agency/Organization Training is for staff at government agencies, tribal councils, community non-profits and arts councils of all sizes. For a single fee (waived for Black, Indigenous and People of Color-led community based organizations), participants attend an initial synchronous virtual training session, and then receive one year of ongoing technical assistance through an online resource library and optional bi-weekly drop-in virtual group coaching and networking rooms with Art-Train staff, experts and an expanding network of peers (every other Thursday).

Each 3 hour training includes:

-Understanding federal funding access and approaches

-Impacts of working with local artists

-3 customizable program models to engage local artists

-Tools for equitable collaboration

-Peer networking

Upcoming Training Date:

  • Tuesday, December 13, 1:00-4:00pm CST





1 Million Cups Minneapolis - Saint Paul (Online)

Online Event, Minneapolis, MN

09:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Each Wednesday morning, entrepreneurs around the country gather to share a (virtual) cup of coffee and present their latest ideas!





Local SEO

Online Event, Minneapolis, MN

12:00 PM to 01:30 PM

Wondering how you can get your business found online? 

This webinar will walk you through the key factors and strategies to increase the visibility of your website within Google search.  Get found by your ideal customers, in your target geographic area, who are looking for the products and services you are selling!  Learn how to leverage Search Engine Optimization (SEO) tactics on your website and combine them with a free Google My Business listing with amazing results! 

In this webinar we’ll discuss best practices for:

  • Creating a free Google My Business listing
  • Understanding the Google Search Engine Results Page
  • Optimize your website with targeted keywords and geography





SBA and FDIC MoneySmart Series - Managing Cash Flow for Small Business

Online Event, Minneapolis, MN

01:00 PM to 02:00 PM

Looking for help starting or managing your small business? We are teaming up with the SBA District Offices in North and South Dakota to offer Money Smart, a small business management series.

The Money Smart Series for Small Business provides a practical introduction to topics related to starting and managing a business. Developed jointly by SBA and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the curriculum consists of 13 modules.

After completing this training, the participants will be able to:

• Describe the purpose of cash flow management in a start-up small business.

• Assess a cash flow cycle and make some cash flow projections.

• Describe how a cash flow statement can help assess and improve the financial health of a start-up.

• Identify some ways to manage cash flow in terms of managing costs and potential income.

• Identify ways to seek out expert technical assistance to improve cash flow management.





Steps for Starting a Small Business Minnesota

Online Event, Minneapolis, MN

02:00 PM to 03:00 PM

Thinking of starting a business? Wondering what is involved?

Learn the important steps to turn your passion into a business venture. In this session, we will take you through a step-by-step process of making your business legal in the state of Minnesota. Get the tools you’ll need in just one hour.

You will learn:

  • Resources available to help you start a business
  • Define your startup cost
  • The steps for making your business legal in Minnesota
  • and more

Register today!

All SBA programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.





Small Business Week Awards Nomination Office Hours

Online Event, Minneapolis, MN

03:00 PM to 04:00 PM

Do you or someone you know have what it takes to become America’s “Small Business Person of the Year” for 2023? Know someone who’s been a huge supporter of Minnesota's small business owners? Have you considered nominating them (or yourself) for an SBA Small Business Week award?

The SBA’s Minnesota District Office is hosting this webinar to help you write a better nomination package for the 2023 National Small Business Week Awards, including the annual national Small Business Person of the Year award and district-specific Minnesota awards.

The SBA awards given in celebration of National Small Business Week in Minnesota and two nationally will include:

  • Small Business Person of the Year (National and District)
  • Small Business Exporter (National and District)
  • Encore Entrepreneur (District specific) – for an individual who started their business after age 50
  • Family-Owned Small Business (District specific) – for businesses with a 15-year track record that has been handed from one generation to another
  • Minority-Owned Small Business (District specific)– for businesses 51% or more owned and controlled by one or more minorities
  • Minority Small Business Champion (District specific) – for individuals who have advanced small business opportunities for minorities
  • Veteran-Owned Small Business (District specific) - for businesses 51% or more owned and controlled by one or more Veterans, Active Duty Service members, Reservists, National Guard Members or their spouses
  • Veteran Small Business Champion (District specific) - for individuals who have advanced small business opportunities for veterans
  • Women in Business Champion (District specific) - for individuals who have advanced small business opportunities for women
  • Women-Owned Small Business (District specific) - for businesses 51% or more owned and controlled by one or more women
  • Young Entrepreneur (District specific) – for individuals who are majority owner and operator of a business and will not have turned age 30 by June 1, 2023





Social Media for Small Business

2180 Hamline Ave N, Roseville, MN

11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Social Media for Small Business: Boost Visibility to Reach Your Big Dream

“Social media matters, but I have too much on my plate.” Are you a founder who can relate? Social Media Strategist Cindy Karnes feels your pain. In this engaging talk, Cindy will share with you the methods she used to leave a corporate job that threatened her health, let go of her need to be perfect, and launched the business she’d been dreaming of. 

Now, she’s committed to helping multi-passionate professionals realize their own ambitious vision.

Her actionable talk will kick start you on these social media strategies:

  • Reframe Your Mindset. Recognize that content isn’t your problem. It’s the emotions that hold you back. 
  • Build an Action Plan. Identify your core values, then brainstorm topics and themes. 
  • Start a Content Creation Calendar. Use Cindy’s template to execute the implementation that’s needed for achieving your vision.
  • Discover Ways to Find Support. Fear and doubt will get in the way, so build your support network now. 





SBA Veteran Small Business Resource Brief

Online Event, Minneapolis, MN

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

This brief goes over the different resources and resource partners the SBA provides for active duty, reservists, and all era veterans and the family members.

Veteran owned firms represent a unique force within the American economy. Veterans own approximately 2.4 million small businesses, or 9 percent of all small firms in the U.S. In addition, some 200,000 veteran owned firms are owned by service-connected disabled veterans.

Veteran entrepreneurs play an incredibly important role in the U.S. economy, and therefore special programs have been created to assist veteran owned and service-disabled veteran owned small businesses start and grow.





Work of Art: Business Plan Essentials

Online Event, Minneapolis, MN

01:00 PM to 03:33 PM

Learn how to prepare a simple business plan, in arts-friendly language, to help you organize all the various aspects of your artistic practice and make informed business decisions. Collaborator: Springboard for the Arts. Funded by Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.