National Small Business Week Event

May 19th, 2014   •   no comments   

Last week I had the privilege of attending the SBA’s Small Business Week event held in Boston.

Seth Goodall, the Regional Administrator of the Boston’s SBA kicked off the event and was the MC throughout the day.

 The national Anthem was sung by 8 year old Bella Dante, what a voice she had. The next presenter was Annmarie Levins, Associate General Counsel for Microsoft. Next up was a powerhouse speaker Maria Conteras-Sweet who was recently appointed on April 7, 2014 as the 24th Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration and a member of President Obama’s Cabinet. 

She spoke about what the organization was doing to support small businesses since they are an instrumental force in job creation. She stated their mission called the 3 C’s and 1 D to support small business,

  • Contracting
  • Counseling
  • Capitol
  • Disaster Assistance

 Senator Ed Markey was not in attendance so we were presented with a video clip of his presentation.

 The keynote speaker was Gail Goodman CEO of Constant Contact, and is considered a small business expert and visionary. The topic of her speech was Lessons from a Successful Entrepreneur. There was a panel of experts High-tech / Innovative Businesses and several breakout sessions in the afternoon followed by a Business Matchmaking session.

 A great event and wonderful networking opportunity.  Happy 50th birthday SCORE!

 The SCORE Association “Counselors to America’s Small Business” is a nonprofit association comprised of 13,000+ volunteer business counselors throughout the U.S. and its territories.

 SCORE members are trained to serve as counselors advisors and mentors to aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners.

These services are offered at no fee, as a community service.

 For more info about this event or SCORE please email



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