Join Us For Small Business Week

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Join us for Newark Small Business Week! =SPACE and Invest Newark have partnered to present Small Business Week; a series dedicated to bringing equitable resources to our booming city of Newark, leading them to success and continued growth. This is a 5 day experience for new and seasoned entrepreneurs, full of workshops, courses, and other events to help you build your business. With =SPACE’s focus on providing equitable access to resources for multicultural founders, LGBTQ+ businesses, and women ventures. Invest Newark’s primary focus is on advancing Newark’s strong and diverse economy; we are simultaneously building vibrant communities and opportunities for all Newarkers. Small Business Week is the ultimate experience for entrepreneurs of all types and stages.

The week kicks off on Day 1 (Nov 8th) with an Opening Night event (6:00 PM). This evening event will feature =SPACE and Invest Newark highlighting a prestigious small business owner in the community, following up with kind words from our Mayor about the importance of innovation and development within the City of Newark. Day 2 (Nov 9th) starts off with a Newark Diversity Certification Expo (9:30 AM) — and expo aimed to ensure Newark-based small businesses are competing for opportunities to grow their businesses. The event will take place at The Waterfront: 2 Grafton Ave, Newark, NJ. In the afternoon of Day 2 (5:00 PM) there will be a Sustainable Financial Planning meeting with Francis Picarillo, Allied Wealth. Focus: How can you build an iron-clad financial sustainability plan for your business? This event will take place at =SPACE: 89 Market Street, Floor 2, Newark, NJ

Day 2’s (Nov 10th) events include a ‘Lunch & Learn: Meet the Experts’ (12 PM) at the Robert Treat Hotel (50 Park Place, Newark, NJ) and ‘Building Customer Acquisition and Retention’ (5 PM) — a workshop focused on how can business owners can build their customer base and understand their target audience. The workshop will take place at =SPACE: 89 Market Street, Floor 2, Newark, NJ. (Attendees must be masked and/or vaccinated — with proof)

Day Four’s (Nov 11th) events will be ‘Life’s A Pitch – How to Properly and Effectively Pitch The Media’ at 5 PM with Tequilla White, Tequilla White PR. The focus of this discussion will be: How can you secure press for your business and build relationships with the media? Taking place at =SPACE: 89 Market Street, Floor 2, Newark, NJ. (Attendees must be masked and/or vaccinated — with proof)

The final day of Newark Small Business Week is Nov 12th: Day 5. Join us for our Closing Night Concert (6PM) where we will conclude SBW by celebrating all the small business owners (SBOs) that attended with musical performances and one of a kind artwork by The Rorshach Collective. SBW will be honored with kind words from our Mayor about the importance of innovation and development within the City of Newark. This event will take place at The InQbator at Teacher’s Village: 26 Treat Place, Newark, NJ. 

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