Small Business Week

May 11 – 15, 2015

The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and Verizon are proud to present Small Business Week, from May 11 – 15. This week-long campaign will highlight our region's commitment to small businesses and will feature a variety of educational and networking opportunities.

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Small Business Week

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.

Wednesday, May 13

Small Business Week Networking Event

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

Network with the region’s leading small business owners and regional professionals! Exhibiting opportunities are available.

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Friday, May 15

Small Business Week Signature Event

8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
WHYY
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 any 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
Jen Groover,
Business & Empowerment Expert, Author, Motivational Speaker, TV Host/Contributor, Spokeswoman, Advocate & Advisor

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Stay Connected

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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.