Capital Region Small Business Week | May 1-6, 2023

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May 1-6, 2023

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May 1-6, 2023: Help us celebrate National Small Business Week!


Events will take place across the Greater

Sacramento area. 


Capital Region Small Business Week brings together entrepreneurs, seasoned business owners, and business experts from public and private entities from across the Greater Sacramento area to celebrate our region's entrepreneurial spirit. 

With events spanning multiple days and multiple locations throughout the Sacramento area, you can build your professional network, get expert advice on the trickiest business topics, and share your success with your fellow small business leaders. 

Education, Networking, Matchmaking

Event Schedule

To learn more and sign up for events, visit our Schedule of Events page

Monday, May 1

2pm-5pm: Business Resource Expo & Kickoff Event at Citrus Heights Community Center

Tuesday, May 2

9am-12pm: Yuba County Business Resource Fair at Boyd Hall, Yuba City 

3pm-6pm: BizX: The Art of Innovation 

Weds, May 3

8:30am-10am: 1 Million Cups at Carlsen Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

11am-12:30pm: Mentor Sacramento Spring at Carlsen Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

1pm-2:30pm: Exporting & Importing for Small Businesses at 1792 Tribute Road, Suite 455

6pm-7:30pm: Access & Insights Panel Discussion at LightGrid Studios

Thursday, May 4

9am: Transportation Summit at Lodi Hutchins Street Square

10am-2:00pm: SBA Small Business Awards Luncheon at Kimpton-Sawyer Hotel

3pm-7:30pm: Business Startup Panel & Small Business Marketplace at 1792 Tribute Road 

Friday, May 5

5:30pm-8pm: California Black Chamber of Commerce Networking Meet-Up at Seasons 52, Arden Fair Mall 

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Networking Opportunities Across The Region

California Capital & Sacramento Valley SBDC Offices

Several events will be held at the California Capital and Sacramento Valley SBDC offices at 1792 Tribute Road: 

  • Exporting & Importing for Small Businesses, Wednesday May 3 at 1pm
  • Business Startup Panel and Small Business Marketplace, Thursday May 4, 3pm-7:30pm

Citrus Heights Community Center

The Business Resource Expo and Kickoff Event will be held here on Monday, May 1 from 2pm-5pm. 

Boyd Hall in Yuba City

The Yuba County Business Resource Fair will take place here on Tuesday, May 2 from 9am-12pm. 

Carlsen Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Sacramento State

Two events will take place here on Wednesday, May 3: 1 Million Cups and Mentor Sacramento Sprint. 

Lodi Hutchins Street Square

The Sacramento Valley SBDC Transportation Summit will take place here on Thursday, May 4. 

Kimpton-Sawyer Hotel, Downtown Sacramento

The SBA Small Business Awards Luncheon, hosted by the California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and California Hispanic SBDC, will take place here on Thursday, May 4 from 10am-2pm.

Seasons 52 at Arden Fair Mall

The California Black Chamber of Commerce Networking Mixer will take place here on Friday, May 5 from 5:30pm-8pm. 

Our Generous Sponsors


Sacramento Municipal Utilities District (SMUD)

SMUD is committed to the growth and development of the local business community. As Sacramento’s community-owned electric service provider, SMUD has been supporting local business for more than 70 years. Here's a few things SMUD had accomplished in just over a year...


SMUD's SEED (Supplier Education and Economic Development) program offers incentives to local small businesses who participate in SMUD's competitive bid process. It also helps prime contractors find local sub-contractors, which gives their bids or proposals a competitive edge.

SMUD awards $200 to $300 million in contracts every year, $40 to $60 million of which goes to SEED vendors and suppliers.

Partners & Organizers

About National Small Business Week

Supporting Small Business Since 1963

“Every year since 1963 the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing that the country should honor and recognize National Small Business Week. In the U.S., small business is the backbone of the economy. They create two out of three new jobs and more than half of Americans own or work for small businesses.”

- Stephen Morris, Online Media Coordinator for the U.S. Small Business Administration

This week is a time for entrepreneurs and business owners to learn the skills and make the connections that will drive them towards the future they’re envisioning. It is a time to celebrate all the work it takes to build a successful business. This week is dedicated to small businesses and what they mean for our local economy.

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