Small Business Week is a highly anticipated event for entrepreneurs and small business owners. Hosted by the Small Business Association (SBA), this week-long series of events and webinars aims to educate and inspire growth in small businesses. In this Smart Hustle Recap, we’ll highlight the main events and share three insightful interviews that cover topics such as new technology, business growth, and the importance of follow-ups.
Small Business Week Events
The SBA is running a special series of events featuring live events (with live streaming online) and webinars to educate small business owners. Other companies are also joining in on the celebration with their own events, contests, promotions, training, and dedicated content. Here are some of the main events:
• National Small Business Week Virtual Conference – May 7-8, 2019
• Social Media Day – May 7, 2019
• #SmallBusinessWeek Twitter Chat – May 7, 2019
• Small Business Week Hackathon – May 4-5, 2019
• Small Business Week Awards – May 5, 2019
Check out the full list of Small Business Week 2019 events and participate in those that interest you the most.
The Importance of Follow-Up
Following up on every opportunity that comes your way is essential for business success, according to SCOTTeVEST founder Scott Jordan. In an informative audio interview, Jordan shares his top 6 tips for successful follow-up:
1. Make a plan and stick to it
2. Use technology to help you stay organized
3. Be persistent but not annoying
4. Don’t be afraid to be creative
5. Personalize your follow-up
6. Always follow through
Listen to the interview and start implementing these tips to improve your business success.
New Tool to Generate PR Buzz
The PR process can be messy, but Babbler aims to improve it with a new tool that works like a social media site. It helps connect business marketers with reporters who are looking to cover stories on that topic. Babbler allows reporters to get the content they need to make great stories, and businesses to get the media coverage they are looking for. Learn how Babbler can help you generate buzz about your business and start using it to your advantage.
It’s Time to Grow Your Business
In a video interview, CEO of the business growth company Chet Holmes International, Amanda Holmes, shares her top 5 rules for business growth:
1. Focus on the top 20%
2. Use the power of education-based marketing
3. Implement the Dream 100 strategy
4. Leverage technology
5. Prioritize your time
Read the full article and start following these rules to grow your business and achieve success.
Small Business Week offers various events, webinars, and resources that can help your business grow. Make sure to participate in those that interest you the most. Follow-up is critical, and it can make or break your business. Use the tips shared by Scott Jordan to improve your follow-up process. Lastly, leverage new tools like Babbler to generate buzz about your business and follow the top 5 rules for business growth shared by Amanda Holmes. Let us know in the comments which event or interview you’re most excited about, and visit SmartHustle.com for more help with your small business questions.