Local Government

Capital Region Celebrates Small Business Week

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, more than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S.

To recognize the entrepreneurs and small businesses in the region, Sacramento County is celebrating Capital Region Small Business Week from May 5 – May 11, 2019. 

During Tuesday’s meeting, the Board of Supervisors recognized Capital Region Small Business Week and upcoming local events.  

“Small businesses play a vital role in stimulating economic growth and creating jobs, which is why Sacramento County offers several incentives to help these businesses meet their start-up or expansion goals. This is the fourth year that Sacramento County has partic​ipated in the Capital Region Small Business Week. We look forward to working with our partners to make this year’s event a huge success.”

Troy Givans, Sacramento County Director of Economic Development.

The Capitol Region Small Business Week will feature a series of seven events including:

Monday, May 6, 2019
Capital Region Small Business Week Multi-Chamber Mixer – Hosted by COWO at the COWO Campus, come and network with other small businesses from every chamber in the Capital Region

  • ​Event Details: 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the COWO Campus, 1507 21st Street, Suite 200 (2nd Floor), Sacramento CA 95811 (21st and O Street). Participating chambers that pay $100 fee, tickets are free and all others, including non-chamber members, admission is $20. Appetizers and a drink ticket included in the admission price!

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
BizX: “Leading Like a Boss” – Hosted by Sacramento County, BERC, the City of Sacramento, CSUS and Uptown Studios, join entrepreneurs, small businesses, and industry leaders for an afternoon of inspirational storytelling designed to energize, motivate, and give you practical tips to lead business growth, talent development, and competitive advantage.

  • Event Details: The program will go from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Golden 1 Center. Tickets are $10 for general admission. 

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Capital Connection – Accessing Capital can be a challenge for the Small Business Owner. Hosted by the Capital Region SBDC, learn how to bridge that gap, and get your small business the capital you need. Come hear from and meet with banks, credit unions and other lending institutions that can help you achieve your goals. 

  • Event Details: 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the West Sacramento City Hall Galleria, free admission.

Thursday, May 9, 2019
Small Business Awards Lunch – The Sacramento Business Journal and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are proud to partner and hold the annual Small Business Awards, an event to celebrate the small businesses that drive our economy. Nominations for the Small Business Awards are accepted in a number of categories in January and February, with the event being held in early May, to conclude National Small Business Week. The Sacramento District Office of the SBA and their counterparts in Washington, D.C. do a thorough review of the candidates before selecting the winners each year.

  • Event Details: 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel 2001 Point W Way, Sacramento, CA 95815. Registration fee is $60 per person. 

May Marketplace – Hosted by the California Capital FDC, this free annual event focuses on supporting small businesses within the Capital Region! Shop with 70 small businesses and learn about the latest products and services local vendors have to offer.

  • Event Details: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Scottish Rite Masonic Center, free admission. 

Friday, May 10, 2019
Small Business Start-Up-Guide: Things to Consider When Starting a Business – The City of Elk Grove is ready to help those looking to start a business. If you’re thinking about starting a new business or already in the ​process of launching your new venture, come learn about the business fundamentals from a panel of experts. Topics addressed include: creating a business plan, business organization structure, taxes, permits and business licensing and hiring employees. 

  • ​Event Details: 9:30 – 12:00 p.m. at the Laguna Town Hall, free admission. 

Growing with Confidence – South Placer County’s HaneyBiz, Placer Business Resource Center and Hackerlab are joining forces to help businesses grow with confidence with 3 events throughout the day with free admission.

  • 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. “Market Research Hacks for Startups” Workshop at Placer Business Resource Center, Rocklin
  • 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. “Idea to Prototype” mentor sessions at HackerLab, Rocklin
  • 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Mark Tank pitch event and networking at HaneyBiz 

Since 1963, the President of the United States has proclaimed National Small Business Week to highlight programs and services available to entrepreneurs through the U.S. Small Business Administration. To learn more about the programs and resources available to entrepreneurs and small businesses in Sacramento County, visit the Office of Economic and Development’s website.​



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