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BUSINESS WEEK

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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.

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Entrepreneur is on the ground in cities across the country for National Small Business Week. Our insightful features and videos will bring you the latest trends and tips from today's brightest thinkers.

The Latest

The Factor All Business Owners Must Understand

This CEO explains the one quality that he believes entrepreneurs need to study and master for success.

The Importance of Planning: A Veteran's Business Secrets

This veteran explains the importance of creating a roadmap -- and delivering on it.

The Simple Magic to Working With Your Spouse

There's a secret to working with your spouse -- and it's not denial.

Worried About the Next Big Thing? Worry About This Instead.

Work on relationships and new initiatives will fall into place.

Tell Us: What Inspired Your Business?

Great businesses are motivated by great things. Share your story.

San Francisco

MAY 12th 2014

One of our country’s hottest tech hubs kicks off Small Business Week this May in Twitter’s headquarters. At happenings like these, we’ll keep you in touch with the latest social media and marketing trends, all with the help of analytics expert Neil Patel, co-founder of Kissmetrics.

The Latest from San Francisco

How Google 'Sitelinks' Can Improve Your SEO

A step-by-step guide for getting sitelinks to show up in your results pages and how they can drive more traffic to your website.

How to Split Your Time Between Technical SEO and Content Marketing

Which one should you invest most of your time in? With a limited amount of time, where do you spend it?

The Psychology of Instant Gratification and How It Will Revolutionize Your Marketing Approach

Humans are hardwired to want things -- now. Here's how you can introduce strategy into your marketing that will create incredible appeal.

Which Social Media Accounts Really Matter and Why

Don't waste your time messing around on social sites that have no ROI for you. Here's how you can do better at gaining leads on the sites that are perfect for your business.

Writing Tips: How to Come Up With 50 Topic Ideas in 30 Minutes

A detailed guide to brainstorming enough content ideas to last for months.

Neil Patel

Ambassador

Neil Patel

Co-founder of Crazy Egg, Hello Bar and KISSmetrics

He helps companies like Amazon, NBC, GM, HP and Viacom grow their revenue. The Wall Street Journal calls him a top influencer on the web and Entrepreneur Magazine says he created one of the 100 most brilliant companies in the world. He was recognized as a top 100 entrepreneur under the age of 30 by President Obama and one of the top 100 entrepreneurs under the age of 35 by the United Nations. Neil has also been awarded Congressional Recognition from the U.S. House of Representatives.

Gail Goodman

Speaker

Gail Goodman

CEO, Constant Contact

A small business expert and visionary, Gail has revolutionized the way that small businesses and organizations build relationships with their customers and members. Since taking leadership of Constant Contact in 1999, she has led the company to a successful IPO (CTCT) and has been the architect of the company’s growth to 1,200+ employees and seven office locations, including one in the U.K. Today, more than half a million customers use Constant Contact’s online marketing tools to engage their customers and grow their businesses.

Kansas City

MAY 13th 2014

This is the place to be for small business owners wanting to learn more about securing loans or federal contracts. Our correspondent Jeff Oddo, the CEO of the family-owned building maintenance company City Wide, will provide a first-person perspective.

The Latest from Kansas City

Are You Giving Your Team the Support it Needs?

These three tips can keep staff empowered and engaged – without micromanaging.

Are You a Leader or a Manager? Why Understanding the Difference is Important.

Both the big and small picture are important. But it's the balance between those priorities that make teams successful.

Managing People Is an Art: 32 Ways to Do it Right.

Some of the small-business owners honored during National Small Business Week share their best strategies for running a cohesive and efficient staff.

Why Growing Your Business Through Franchising Works

Tips to keep in mind from our Kansas City Small Business Week ambassador.

Today: Free Online Events, Webinars for National Small Business Week

Feel like you're there by livestreaming today's Small Business Week workshops and inspiring speeches.

Jeff Oddo

Ambassador

Jeff Oddo

Author, Public Speaker and Entrepreneur

Jeff's mission is to make a difference in the lives of countless families through education, speaking and writing.

Eddie Kennison

Speaker

Eddie Kennison

Formal NFL Wide Receiver & Motivational Speaker

Kennison, who played for the New Orleans Saints, the Chicago Bears, the Denver Broncos and the Kansas City Chiefs between stints with the Rams returned to retire jersey #87 from the Chiefs in 2010, where he says he "found his home." Now living in Leawood, Kennison joined Kansas City's small business community in 2008 when he and his wife, Shamika, opened Entourage Institute of Beauty and Esthetics in Lenexa.

Henry Bloch

Speaker

Henry W. Bloch

Co-founder of H&R Block

Richard, founded in 1955 as a bookkeeping service for small businesses. Headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., H&R Block has grown from small to big as the world’s largest tax solution company offering a full range of software, online and in-office tax solutions and serving over 24 million clients each year. Bloch, accompanied by his son, Tom, president and CEO of the Bloch Foundation, will tell the intriguing evolutionary story of the company’s success.

Boston

MAY 15th 2014

On the docket in Boston are workshops forward-thinking entrepreneurs need, such as how to develop innovative technologies or unlock much-needed capital. Dan Pickett, the co-founder of programming bootcamp Launch Academy, will send us dispatches.

The Latest from Boston

Make Your ‘Thank You' Matter – Learn the ‘Power Thank You'

These tips and tricks can make those two little words have more meaning – and impact.

What CEOs Can Learn From Scientists

Learning to experiment can push your company into business breakthroughs.

Managing People Is an Art: 32 Ways to Do it Right.

Some of the small-business owners honored during National Small Business Week share their best strategies for running a cohesive and efficient staff.

30 Secrets to Hiring the Right People

Entrepreneur.com reached out to the honorees of National Small Business Week and asked them to share their best advice for hiring quality employees.

Don't Just Embrace Failure -- Learn How to Manage It

How you face failure can define you and your business.

Dan Pickett

Ambassador

Dan Pickett

Co-founder and lead teacher of Launch Academy

Launch Academy is a 10-week immersive programming bootcamp based in Boston. He is also widely known in the local tech community, where he is co-organizer of the Boston Ruby Group and is also a member of the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC).

Gail Goodman

Speaker

Gail Goodman

CEO, Constant Contact

A small business expert and visionary, Gail has revolutionized the way that small businesses and organizations build relationships with their customers and members. Since taking leadership of Constant Contact in 1999, she has led the company to a successful IPO (CTCT) and has been the architect of the company’s growth to 1,200+ employees and seven office locations, including one in the U.K. Today, more than half a million customers use Constant Contact’s online marketing tools to engage their customers and grow their businesses.

WASHINGTON, D.C.

MAY 15th - 16th 2014

Our nation’s capital will host everything from awards honoring great business leaders from across the country to speakers such as Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. Our senior writer Cat Clifford will be on the ground with insightful interviews, coverage of workshops and more.

The Latest from Washington, D.C.

The Factor All Business Owners Must Understand

This CEO explains the one quality that he believes entrepreneurs need to study and master for success.

The Importance of Planning: A Veteran's Business Secrets

This veteran explains the importance of creating a roadmap -- and delivering on it.

5 Awesomely Entrepreneurial Artifacts That Will Soon Live at the Smithsonian

From one of Henry Ford's experimental tractors to Planters' iconic Mr. Peanut mascot, a look at some of the objects in the museum's upcoming American Enterprise exhibit.

What Truly Authentic Companies Know

From the reception desk to the executive suite, your employee culture can impact both your product and your company's perception.

Starting Up? Here's Where You Should Put Your Money First

First things first: if you're starting up with cash to spare, never underestimate the importance of a fabulous logo.

Melanie Spring

Ambassador

Melanie Spring

Chief Inspiration Officer of Sisarina

As the Chief Inspiration Officer of Sisarina, a D.C.-based branding firm, Spring built her business with a strong content marketing strategy. With an innate sense for social media, connecting with her customers, and building a culture around her brand, she teaches businesses and non-profits how to rock their brand. She also recently toured the U.S. on the Live Your Brand Tour collecting stories from businesses living their brand.

Janet L. Yellen

Speaker

Janet L. Yellen

Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Dr. Yellen also serves as Chairman of the Federal Open Market Committee, the System's principal monetary policymaking body. Prior to her appointment as Chair, Dr. Yellen served as Vice Chair of the Board of Governors, taking office in October 2010, when she simultaneously began a 14-year term as a member of the Board that will expire January 31, 2024.