Small Business Week

Small Business Week

The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and Verizon are proud to present Small Business Week. This week-long campaign will highlight our region's commitment to small businesses and will feature a variety of educational and networking opportunities.

Monday, May 11

Small Business Social Media Contest

Win a Mophie Powerstation Plus 2X! Tell us something about your favorite small business or share a relevant photo about your favorite small business (tag them if applicable) on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram using #PhillySmallBizWk. A winner will be announced during the week.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter @phillychamberInstagram, and like us on Facebook!

Tuesday, May 12

Small Business Discount Day

Take advantage of savings offered by regional businesses and show your support for our community’s small businesses and entrepreneurs.

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Wednesday, May 13

Small Business Week Networking Event

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Dave & Buster's
325 North Columbus Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Join us at our Business After Hours Small Business Week networking event at Dave and Buster's. Make new contacts and business connections at this networking event offered free to Chamber members. Bring plenty of business cards and be prepared to expand your network.

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Thursday, May 14

Webinar: Spring Cleaning Your Marketing Toolbox

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

As part of Small Business Week presented in partnership with GPCC and Verizon, join us for this webinar presented by Slice Communications.

Marketing is changing quickly, and the tools and technology we use to market are changing even more quickly. New tools are introduced pretty much every day and older technologies are being updated and upgraded. Other tools are disappearing or not being supported. Some are enabling integration and others are not using APIs at all.

In this webinar, our expert panelists will discuss when and how to evaluate your marketing tools and technology to ensure you are using the best and most efficient methods. The webinar will also cover the following technology types: CRM, CMS, Social Media Management, Marketing Automation, Website Analytics, and Email Marketing.

Panelists include:

Most importantly, we will answer YOUR questions live during the round table discussion. Fill out the short form located here to enter questions advance, sign up to have the recorded conversation emailed to you afterwards, or tweet @SliceComm using the hashtag #Swebinar to submit questions.

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Friday, May 15

Small Business Week Signature Event

8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
100 North Independence Mall W #15
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Join us at our signature Small Business Week event to hear from marketing experts and business owners as they provide insight into successful marketing strategies applicable to your business.

Our keynote speaker, Melinda Emerson “SmallBizLady,” is a small business expert, and author of Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months, 2nd Edition and How to Become a Social Media Ninja. Melinda will explore the do’s and don’ts of social media branding, how to successfully engage activity on social media and become a stand-out brand, how to determine what social media platform is best for your business, and more.

Following the keynote presentation, regional business owners and experts will share their own marketing successes to inspire new ideas to apply to your business.

Speakers to Date:
Melinda Emerson,
Founder and President, Quintessence Group
Nick Bayer,
Founder and President, Saxbys Coffee
Josh Goldblum, CEO & Founder, Bluecadet
Jen Groover,
Business & Empowerment Expert, Author, Motivational Speaker, TV Host/Contributor, Spokeswoman, Advocate & Advisor

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Stay Connected

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter (@PhillyChamber) and Instagram to stay engaged with Small Business Week events and to share your small business story: #PhillySmallBizWk

Small Business Week Background

Every year since 1963, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. This year represents the 51st Anniversary of the Small Business Administration’s national effort to recognize Small Business Week.