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The Big Week for Small Business

The Big Week for Small Business brings together successful entrepreneurs and small business experts for advice, networking opportunities, and practical strategies for business owners like you.

The Big Week for Small Business 2021

This year, we hosted The Big Week for Small Business on Wednesday, October 20, and Thursday, October 21, 2021. The two-day virtual conference offered interactive workshops, high-powered discussions, and cutting-edge advice on today’s issues most important to businesses at all levels. Check out the recaps below!

Dream Big Awards 2021

The 2021 Dream Big Award winners were announced in a special awards ceremony during CO—’s Big Week for Small Business.

Small Business Update: Applying News from Washington to Your Business

U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Neil Bradley offered insights into the current state of the small business climate during The Big Week for Small Business.

SBA Administrator Guzman on Small Business Growth Post-Pandemic

The Honorable Isabella Casillas Guzman, administrator of the SBA, shared key insights into small business growth in the era of COVID-19.

Interview With Nextdoor Co-Founder Prakash Janakiraman

At the 2021 Big Week for Small Business, Nextdoor co-founder Prakash Janakiraman explains how connecting with neighbors can help set business owners up for success.

Small Business Panel

At the 2021 Big Week for Small Business, a panel of entrepreneurs shared their top tips for small businesses to succeed in today’s climate.

How to Embrace Diversity and Inclusion at Your Business

A panel discusses reasons why diversity and inclusion are important for small businesses and communities alike.

How to Advocate for Yourself and Your Business

This year has been a pivotal moment for business owners advocating for their beliefs. Here’s how some experts have learned to become better advocates for their companies and communities.

How to Incorporate Technology Into Your Business Operations

Experts weigh in on how to shift from short-term technology solutions to a long-term system that can help keep your business running smoothly and securely.

Strategies for Reaching a Changing Customer Base

Learn how to think about changes in customer needs and sentiments and adapt your marketing strategies to meet customers where they are.  

Marcus Samuelsson: Entrepreneurship & the Future of Restaurants

Chef Marcus Samuelsson sat down with CO— to discuss his upbringing, entrepreneurship, and what restaurants need to survive COVID-19.