WASHINGTON, April 12, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of National Small Business Week, May 1-7, the U.S. Small Business Administration, SCORE and cosponsors from Colonial Life, Square, Inc., YP, Sam's Club and Intuit will be hosting numerous training webinars. The webinars are free of charge, but registration space is limited to a first come, first served basis.
Monday, May 2, 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT
Taking the Mystery out of Voluntary Benefits
Sponsor: Colonial Life
If you don't know what voluntary benefits are, or understand the potential advantages they can offer your business, this is the webinar for you. We'll break down the common myths and misconceptions, and provide you with the tips, tools and tactics you can use to better manage benefits costs, attract and retain employees, and protect your employees' financial futures.
Monday, May 2, 3 p.m. ET / Noon PT
The Decline of Magstripe Cards—and What That Means for Your Business
Sponsor: Square, Inc.
The payments landscape is changing. New security measures, a decline in the use of traditional magstripe cards, the switch to EMV chip cards and emerging technologies like contactless payments, are forcing a monumental shift in the way people pay. These changes have major implications for businesses of all sizes. Is your business prepared? Join Square's Head of Business Intelligence Owen Britton Jennings and Head of Seller Education Erin Renzas for this can't-miss webinar. They'll break down all of the major changes in payments and what you need to do to ensure you're ahead of the curve.
Tuesday, May 3, 3 p.m. ET / Noon PT
Cloud, Mobile, and Social: Great Apps and Services That Will Grow Your Business
Watch and learn from small business experts, Gene Marks and Ramon Ray, as they discuss the latest trends, tips, and services to help you grow, manage, and increase your profits. You'll discover how to leverage cloud, mobile, and social technologies that will allow you to stand out from your competition.
Wednesday, May 4, 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT
Access to Capital and Business Loans: Best Practices
Sponsor: Sam's Club
Cash is the lifeblood of any business yet access to capital, managing business finances, and navigating sources of finance are some of the most challenging areas for business owners and can make or break any enterprise. Sam's Club has teamed up with Small Business Majority's Rhea Aguinaldo to help entrepreneurs and small business owners bring finance into focus for long term success. Participants will learn background on the small business loan market and providers as well as how to identify the right type of financial product for the business need.
Thursday, May 5, 3 p.m. ET / Noon PT
Tips for Getting Your Business Financially Fit
Understanding the fiscal condition of your business is critical when managing daily duties, planning for the long term and making consequential decisions. But that means more than simply knowing what's in your bank account. Join Intuit QuickBooks in this interactive webinar, where you'll learn practical, actionable tips for improving the financial fitness of your small business.
Small Business Week 2016 cosponsors include: Chase for Business, SCORE, ADP, Colonial Life, Intuit, Sam's Club, Square, YP, ESET, Facebook, Instagram, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders (NAGGL), and VEDC.
Cosponsorship Authorization #SBW2016 SBA's participation in this cosponsored activity is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of any Cosponsor or other person or entity. All SBA/SCORE programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact: email@example.com. SCORE is partially funded by SBA Cooperative Agreement No. SBAHQ-14-S-0001.
Release Number: 16-26
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SOURCE U.S. Small Business Administration