Known at National Small Business Week since 1963, today kicks off a week of celebrating, recognizing, and patronizing nearly 30 million United States small businesses.
From April 30th until May 4th, a number of services and seminars are offered to help entrepreneurs launch and grow their enterprises.
Per a recent flier displayed via Rudy’s Bulletin Board, I discovered Austin is offering 5 days of free National Small Business Week sessions that include:
- Business Coaching
- Content Experts
What caught my eye the most about the flier was the fact that it used a contextual, descriptive geo domain: SmallBizAustin.org.
Although I’m a .com fan and recommend owning the matching .com when using a non .com domain, I pleasantly surprised to discover that SmallBizAustin.org redirects to a deeper contextual page of AustinTexas.gov website. ?
Even more interesting is that SmallBizAustin.com redirects to a deeper contextual page of AustinSmallBiz.com website that resolves as a 403 (better get that fixed fast and in a hurry!). ?
And even more interesting is that AustinSmallBiz.com redirects to the small biz section of AustinTexas.gov website. ?
Although technology and government do quite go together in the same sentence, it’s actually exciting to discover a municipality making good of contextual domains to promote events and services to the general public, especially an event as monumental as National Small Business Week.
In addition to Austin and a number of other cities throughout the United States embracing National Small Business Week, the Small Business Administration (SBA) will offer a number of virtual conferences that include:
- How Changing Consumer Behavior Impacts Your Business
- Get New and Repeat Business on Autopilot with Email Marketing
- The U.S. Economic Outlook and Its Impact on Small Businesses
- Grow Your Business in 2018
- Sharing Your Story Through Video
If you’re in Austin with an interest to attend local sessions for National Small Business Week, then please visit AustinSmallBiz.com for more information.
For registration information pertaining to the aforementioned virtual events, please visit SBA website.
Thanks and don’t forget to support your local small businesses this week.
That’s all for now!