Free webinars open to small business owners

We salute rural entrepreneurs during National Small Business Week, April 30 to May 6, 2017.

This annual event has been held since 1963 and recognizes the hard work, dedication, and contributions of our nation’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. The U.S. Small Business Administration and other organizations use this event as a way to showcase just how much these entrepreneurs and business owners have impacted all 50 U.S. states.

This week, small business owners can take part in free webinars from the Small Business Administration and free webcasts from the Internal Revenue Service. Here’s a list with participation information.

Small Business Administration Webinars

Click here to select the webinar(s) you’d like to register for.

“The U.S. Economic Outlook and Its Impact on Small Businesses,” May 2, 1 to 2 p.m. CDT.

“Five Fabulous Habits of Local Business Champions,” May 3, 1 to 2 p.m. CDT.

“Grow Your Business Online,” May 3, 3 to 4 p.m. CDT.

“The Future of Small Business Innovation,” May 4, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. CDT.

“How to Write Your Email Content in 15 Minutes or Less,” May 4, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. CDT.

“Find the Hidden Money in America,” May 4, 4 to 5 p.m. CDT.

Internal Revenue Service Webcasts

Each session is 10 minutes, with two webcasts available each day. To register, email In the email, include your name, email address, and session date and time.

“Worker Classification,” May 1, 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. CDT.    

“Third Party Payer,” May 2, 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. CDT.

“Sharing Economy,” May 3, 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. CDT.

“Small Business Taxes and Tax Calendar Online,” May 4, 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. CDT.

“Business ID Theft,” May 5, 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. CDT.