Newsletter | February 21, 2017

Small Business Trends Newsletter
Give Your Business a Boost with the FedEx Small Business Grant Contest

Entering its fifth year, the FedEx Small Business Grant Contest awards tens of thousands of dollars to passionate small business owners across the country. Share what inspired you and your core mission and you could be the next winner. The entry period for the FedEx Small Business Grant Contest runs from February 21 to March 29. Learn more and submit your story at and you could win a $25,000 grant and $7,500 in FedEx Office® print and business services for your small business.

Twitter Chat: How to Grow an Online Business
Feb 22 - Online
Join in this Twitter chat at #Smallbizchat on Wednesday, February 22 from 8PM to 9PM EST to learn how to grow an online business. Chat discussion will include topics such as first steps, blogging and social media, promotion, online traffic, finances and seed funds and more. Sponsored by FedEx (#FedExGrant).
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Microsoft National Entrepreneurship Week, List of Events
Feb 25 -
Microsoft, in collaboration with others, are joining together to shine a spotlight on Entrepreneurs. Throughout the week, a variety of events, resources and offers are provided to help Entrepreneurs launch, grow and succeed. Join Microsoft and an extensive roster of community supporters and proud entrepreneurs nationwide as we celebrate the business ownership journey. You'll find both in person and online events throughout the United States offered in our list of events.
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National Entrepreneurship Week
Feb 25 -
How are you celebrating National Entrepreneurship Week (NEW) Feb. 18-25? Post a description of what you have planned to to the right and we will feature it on our site.
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Spotlight: 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza Stands Out in a Crowded Market
The company in this week's Small Biz Spotlight is turning up the heat, literally, on a crowded pizza industry.

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Elite Sales Pros Know The Grass Is Browner on the Other Side
The Grass Is Browner on the Other Side was written to squash excuses and dispel myths about becoming a high-achieving sales professional. Read More

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Winter 2015 - Business Planning
This Winter 2015 edition of the digital Small Business Trends Magazine focuses on Business Planning. Click the image to the left to read online. Or, SUBSCRIBE HERE to download, save or print the magazine.

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