Saturday workshops

Start-Up/Pre-venture Track

Raising Capital 101:

How do you choose the right funding strategy for your business? From lending apps to initial coin offerings (ICOs), our panelists will explore creative alternatives to traditional funding sources to help you identify the right source of capital for your business.

Network to Build Your Networth:

Networking can be scary. Learn tips and tools on how to properly network and build mutually beneficial relationships to grow your brand.

Getting to Equal: Marketing Like the Big Boys

There are many ways to market your business to appeal to your target audiences. Learn about tools to market your business on a budget and increase your brand.

Growth Track (2-5 Years in Business)

Bank Better: Keys to a Strong Relationship With Your Bank

Forming a relationship with a bank can better position you for financing and other growth opportunities. Explore the tools and strategies necessary to take advantage of these opportunities and maximize a strong relationship with your financial institution!

Grow & Scale

Hear from past winners of the Small Business Matters Pitch Competition and how they used their winnings and experience to grow and scale.

Does Your Pitch Pop?

Learn how to craft an effective pitch to tell your story and win over investors and customers.

Accelerated Track (5+ Years in Business)

How to Become Bankable

Learn about VCs, Angel Investors, Microlenders, Crowdfunding and other strategies & resources to prepare you to obtain traditional bank financing to scale your business!

Business with Major Brands

Companies are looking for diverse suppliers to do business with. Do you have the necessary business profile to compete? Find out what it takes!

Why Blockchain Matters to Small Businesses

Find out about Blockchain Technology and how it can increase sales, marketing, and much more to take your business to the next level!