Today, California Capital Financial Development Corporation (FDC) announced their participation as planners and hosts of Capital Region Small Business Week 2022, to take place May 2-7. Coinciding with National Small Business Week, Capital Region Small Business Week is the local series of educational, networking and celebratory events across the capital region. With a week of virtual and in-person offerings, this year marks the first time the event has been held in full form since before the covid-19 pandemic.
“The small business owners of Greater Sacramento have been an incredible force during the ongoing pandemic,” says California Capital Women’s Business Center (WBC) Director, Sophia Kanaan. “In addition to honoring their impact and resilience, our hope with these events is to connect them to local experts and resources to help them thrive and grow.”
Indeed, the line-up of speakers reflects the vast knowledge and experience of the capital region’s small business ecosystem: The events of Capital Region Small Business Week will offer a diversity of perspectives on crucial small business topics–from taxes and accessing capital, to technological innovation and international business–from representatives of government agencies, higher education, startup networks and civil society.
In addition to educational events, Capital Region Small Business Week focuses on building connections within the region’s business landscape. With in-person mixers and matchmaking events, the week will put small business owners in contact with business development leaders to share perspectives and find opportunities for partnership.
Building networks in Sacramento
“When entrepreneurs know that they’re admired and supported, and know how to take advantage of that support, their ideas thrive. And that effect ripples through their communities,” continues Ms. Kanaan, who will lead the California Capital WBC team in hosting a May Mixer to close out the week on Friday, May 7. Click here to view the full schedule of events.
These events align with the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) National Small Business Week, which the SBA has designated for more than 50 years to recognize the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners.