2018 San Antonio Small Business Week Events

Happy National Small Business Week! What’s Small Business Week? Organized by the SBA (Small Business Association), a week dedicated to celebrating the small business community all over the nation! Here in San Antonio, we have tons of events offered for the small business community this week!

Take a look at the official events for Small Business Week but always remember every week there’s tons of events for small businesses that can be found at www.sabusinesscalendar.com

San Antonio SCORE Small Business Summit Presented by: SCORE

Join other entrepreneurs and business owners to learn, network, and participate with agencies and businesses supporting your efforts to start, grow, expand, or exit your business. Many San Antonio resources devoted to small business success will be in one place. Date and Time: Apr 30, 2018 starts at 8:00 am. Find more details here.

What It Takes: Buying a Franchise Presented by: UTSA Small Business Development Center

Do you dream of owning your own business but you just aren’t sure what your best option is? Do you want to leverage your management skills and experience for your own profit? If so, owning a franchise might be right for you. Date and Time: May 1, 2018 starts at 10:00 am. Find more details here.

South SA Chamber Speed Networking Presented by: South San Antonio Chamber

National Small Business Week event hosted by South San Antonio Chamber of Commerce! Speed Networking style event that will take place at the Gonzaba Medical Group Event Center Date and Time: May 1, 2018 starts at 11:30 am. Find more details here.

Start Smart Presented by: UTSA Small Business Development Center

Are you ready to turn your business idea into reality? Come to this workshop and have all your questions answered! The SBDC business advisors will present the basics of starting a new business and help answer your start-up questions. Date and Time: May 1, 2018 starts at 6:00 pm. Find more details here.

1 Million Cups Presented by: Launch San Antonio

We’re helping to build our community one cup at a time. Every week two local entrepreneurs present their business ideas to an audience of fellow entrepreneurs, advisors and mentors via a 6-minute, live presentation with audience feedback and questions. Date and Time: May 2, 2018 starts at 9:15 am. Find more details here.

Using Empathy Interviews to find customers Presented by: The Learning Company

Join The Learning Company as we host our upcoming Small Business Week session, “Using Empathy Interviews to find what your customer wants”. Date and Time: May 2, 2018 starts at 10:30 am. Find more details here.

Free Workshop: Business Succession Planning Presented by: Southside First

Join us for ¡Echale Gas! Small Business Workshop as we GROW the Southside economy, by helping GROW business. This month we will be discussing Succession Planning.  Date and Time: May 2, 2018 starts at 11:30 am. Find more details here.

Mentor Roundtable Presented by: LiftFund US

National Small Business Week is April 29 – May 5 and we want to celebrate you, the entrepreneurs in our community that strengthen our economy and make our City great! Join LiftFund, Launch SA and the San Antonio chapter of SCORE for a mentor roundtable event. Date and Time: May 2, 2018 starts at 11:30 am. Find more details here.

Business Development and your Small Business Presented by: West San Antonio Chamber of Commerce

In honor of National Small Business Week – Networking & Education learning session for #smallbiz owners and their staff. Are you satisfied with your overall business development function in your company? If not, then let’s DO something about it! Date and Time: May 2, 2018 starts at 11:30 am. Find more details here.

2018 Venture Challenge Awards Ceremony Presented by: Launch SA

Join us for Launch SA’s Third Annual Venture Challenge Awards Ceremony at the Carver Community Cultural Center where the finalists of Venture Challenge will pitch their business idea in front of the audience and the judges for a chance to win funding for their business!                                               Date and Time: May 2, 2018 starts at 6:00 pm. Find more details here.

Disaster Disabled | Resilience Reinvented Summit Presented by: EPIcenter New Energy Innovation Center

Hurricanes, cyberattacks–what’s next? What should the smart business leader be doing now to prepare? Attend EPIcenter’s 2018 Summit, where industry execs, utility leaders, and business continuity experts will open your eyes to the technologies available to enable business resilience in the face of disaster. Date and Time: May 3, 2018 starts at 7:30 am. Find more details here.

Slay Your Communication & Team Relationship Dragons! Presented by: Van Coney Business Strategies LLC

Communication and, through it, building effective relationships often times seems like an adventurous quest to steal dragon’s gold where you get turned back again and again.  Date and Time: May 3, 2018 starts at 11:30 am. Find more details here.

2018 Small Business Forum Presented by: UTSA Small Business Development Center

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), San Antonio District Office and the UTSA South-West Texas Border Small Business Development Center Network will honor the district’s 2018 Small Business Week winners at a special awards ceremony on May 4, 2018. Date and Time: May 4, 2018 starts at 8:30 am. Find more details here.

Maestro’s Phenomenal Women in Leadership Brunch Presented by: Maestro Entrepreneur Center

Our Phenomenal Women in Leadership Series is a forum that highlights successful women in our community, and engages them in a candid conversation about issues related to women. Our panelists discuss relevant information about our topic, but also share lessons about their business, personal and professional journeys. Date and Time: May 5, 2018 starts at 10:30 am. Find more details here.