Every year, the Small Business Administration hosts a variety of events in cities and regions around the United States in honor of small business owners.  The SBA recognizes that small businesses are the back-bone of the U.S. economy and provide a plethora of jobs and economic growth. This year, the National Small Business Week is on May 1-7, 2016 and the events in honor of entrepreneurs this month are impressive.  For more information, please visit the SBA website.

New Day Consulting Systems recognizes the tremendous value that small business owners bring to the U.S. economy.  After all, most franchise systems began as small businesses.  Our franchise consultants are really small business consultants.  We coach, advise, teach and mentor small business owners and entrepreneurs about the various ways to scale their business.  So, if there were no small businesses, we would not have a business. To honor the great work of small business owners and entrepreneurs in the U.S. and the Washington, DC region, New Day consultants are participating in a variety of activities before, during and after National Small Business Week.  Below is a list of our activities:

 

Friday, April 29, 2016 at 1 pm ET

Kendall Almerico and Kim Bonner Discuss Latest Developments in Equity Crowdfunding and ability of the general public on May 16, 2016 to participate in equity crowdfunding.  You can learn more about equity crowdfunding generally here.   The discussion will take place on the Blab.im platform.  If you would like to participate, you can subscribe here.

 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 from 6:30-8:30 pm ET

The Phoebe Pitch Tank, sponsored by the Phoebe Marketing Group, will be held on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 from 6:30PM to 8:30PM at the Microsoft Store in Arlington, VA. This interactive competition will allow emerging entrepreneurs, who are women, to pitch their business to a panel of judges. Some of the featured guest sharks will include Dr. Deborah Tillman, Founder and CEO of Happy Home Child Learning Center, Inc., and Kimberly Bonner, JD, Founder of New Day Consulting Systems, LLC. Reserve your spot today for this FREE event by visiting here.

Friday, May 6, 2016 from 4-5 pm ET

Kim Bonner will interview the two female franchise founders of Americas Color Consultants.  The interview will take place on the Blab.im platform.  The founders will discuss the challenges of scaling a small business through franchising and the unique obstacles faced by female franchise founders.  You do not want to miss this event! If you would like to participate, you can subscribe here.

May 16-May 22, 2016 Loudoun County, Virginia

The Loudoun Department of Economic Development and its partners are pleased to present the 5th annual Loudoun Small Business Week, slated for May 16-22, 2016. For more small business celebrations specific to Loudoun County Virginia, please visit the Small Business Week website.