June 30, 2017 - SBNA Partnership Program Small Grants Application Due

Small Business Network of the Americas Partnership Program

The purpose of the subgrants will be to support and expand the SBNA by funding projects designed to expand the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) model, increase small business counseling skills, strengthen center to center SBNA partnerships, increase international trade and increase small business opportunity in underserved communities. Please note that all applications must be submitted in English. 

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July 7, 2017 - Travel Stipend for the SBNA Matchmaking Event Application Due

Small Business Network of the Americas Partnership Program

Travel stipends are available for persons attending the SBNA Matchmaking event in Nashville, Tennessee, on September 5, 2017. The deadline for travel stipend applications is July 7, 2017. 

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September 4-8, 2017 - Nashville, Tennessee, USA

ASBDC - 37th Annual America's SBDC Conference

Every year our conference attracts 1,300+ SBDC professionals from all over the nation. These advisors, trainers and directors come together for professional development and networking.  Their passion for small business can be seen in the 140+ workshops that overflow into the hallways, and in the exhibit hall where they eagerly mingle with each other and the tradeshow exhibitors, seeking the latest information on products and services that can ensure the success of their small business clients. 

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Previous Events

March 25-26, 2017 - Seattle, Washington, USA

InBia - Business Incubation Global (Big) Summit

InBIA will hold their Business Incubation Global (BIG) Summit which will include SBNA’s 7th International Sister Center Workshop.  The Workshop provides the unique opportunity for business service providers to meet and develop potential partnerships with counterparts from around the world.  Participants will receive multiple custom-matched, one-on-one meetings with representatives from counterpart centers in their previously identified locations of interest.  Each meeting will produce a draft partnership plan that participants can refine as they choose.  Participating Centers will also automatically become SBNA members and become eligible for a variety of special programs and benefits. 

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March 26-29, 2017 - Seattle, Washington, USA

InBia - International Conference on Business Incubation

InBIA’s International Conference on Business Incubation unites a global audience of regional leaders focused on building thriving entrepreneurial ecosystems in their communities. Attendees oversee business incubators, university entrepreneurship centers, accelerators, coworking spaces, and entrepreneurial economic development activities.

These leaders will gather at InBIA’s annual conference to discover trends and best practices for establishing high-growth entrepreneurship programs. Packed with four epic keynote speakers and interactive sessions led by over 100 entrepreneurial thought leaders, this year’s conference is a must-attend event for community leaders. Join us as we dive into how some of the world’s best entrepreneurship centers and ecosystems are thriving in today’s ever-changing global economy.

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   Supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of State