National Small Business Week 2015 Events in Houston

Posted on 04.May.2015 by Mike Winters | @amcomcap

National Small Business Week 2015This week (May 4 through May 8, 2015) is the 52nd ever National Small Business Week, which celebrates America's entrepreneurs and small business owners. Each year since 1963, the U.S. Small Business Administration has recognized and honored our country's small-business entrepreneurs by awarding a National Small Business Person of the Year and hosting special events to celebrate and help small businesses throughout the U.S.

As President Obama declared in a statement:

"America's small businesses are the backbone of our economy, employing half of our country's private sector workforce and creating nearly two out of every three new jobs in our country. Representing the quintessential American ideals of hard work and ingenuity, small businesses -- from startups to mom-and-pop shops -- are crucial to our national prosperity and economic security. During National Small Business Week, we recommit to advancing these vital enterprises, and we celebrate their contributions to our collective American story."

So what's going on in Houston for National Small Business Week? Well, for starters, the Microsoft Store at the Galleria is hosting free workshops and product demonstrations for local small-business owners all week long (Monday, May 4 thru Friday, May 8).

Here are other National Small Business Week events going down in Houston:

QuickBooks for Beginners (hosted by SCORE Houston)
Tuesday, May 5, 2-6 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Location: Palm Center Technology Center, 5330 Griggs
Registration: www.scorehouston.org

Do You Have What It Takes to Start a Business?
Tuesday, May 5, 9 a.m.-noon
Cost: $19
Location: UH SBDC, 2302 Fannin, Suite 200
Registration: www.sbdc.uh.edu

How to Do Business with the University of Houston
Tuesday, May 5, 9 a.m.-noon
Cost: $19
Location: UH SBDC, 2302 Fannin, Suite 200
Registration: www.sbdc.uh.edu

QuickBooks Pro 2015
Tuesday, May 5, and Thursday, May 7, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Cost: $129
Location: UH SBDC, 2302 Fannin, Suite 200
Registration: www.sbdc.uh.edu

Getting Started with Internet Marketing and Search Engine Optimization
Wednesday, May 6, 9 a.m.-noon
Cost: $29
Location: UH SBDC, 2302 Fannin, Suite 200
Registration: www.sbdc.uh.edu

Protecting Your Business Online
Wednesday, May 6, 9 a.m.-noon
Cost: $29
Location: UH SBDC, 2302 Fannin, Suite 200
Registration: www.sbdc.uh.edu

WordPress.com for Beginners
Wednesday, May 6, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Cost: $49
Location: UH SBDC, 2302 Fannin, Suite 200
Registration: www.sbdc.uh.edu

City of Houston Certification
Thursday, May 7, 9 a.m.-11 a.m.
Cost: FREE
Location: UH SBDC, 2302 Fannin, Suite 200
Registration: www.sbdc.uh.edu

Effective Online Marketing Strategies
Thursday, May 7, 9 a.m.-11 a.m.
Cost: $29
Location: UH SBDC, 2302 Fannin, Suite 200
Registration: www.sbdc.uh.edu

Marketing Roundtable
Thursday, May 7, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Cost: $39
Location: UH SBDC, 2302 Fannin, Suite 200
Registration: www.sbdc.uh.edu

Starting and Running Your Own Business (hosted by SCORE Houston)
Saturday, May 9, 9 a.m.-4:15 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Location: HCC Spring Branch, The Commons, 1010 W. Sam Houston Parkway North
Registration: www.scorehouston.org

Make Your Business Bankable (hosted by SCORE Houston)
Saturday, May 9, 2 p.m.-5 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Location: Volunteers of America, 4808 Yale
Registration: www.scorehouston.org

Events listed are subject to change. Check the host site for the most up-to-date info.

If you know of any other National Small Business Week events in Houston, let us know!

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