“Enabling small business owners to find and attend interesting and relevant events across SBA’s vast ecosystem of programming throughout the country ”


Goal

Our goal is to provide a central and dynamic outlet for displaying and searching for relevant events on SBA.gov for small business owners.

Who’s it for?

  • Small Business Owners: the 30.2+ million small business owners across the country looking to find and attend relevant or nearby events to help them start, manage and grow their businesses.
  • SBA Resource Partners: SCORE, SBDCS, WBCS, VBOCS, etc to market and advertise their events to the greater sba.gov audience.

Why Build it?

  1. To provide small business owners with a single place online to search for and find relevant SBA and resource partner events.
  2. To provide resource partners an additional marketing channel (SBA.gov) for increasing visibility and attendance to their events. 

Features

Search

  • Search for Event by (topic/keyword) 
  • Search for Event by (date range)
    • All upcoming (default)
    • Today
    • Tomorrow
    • Next 7 days
    • Next 30 days
  • Search for Event by (location)
    • Zip code with nearby options (within X miles)
      • 25 miles
      • 50 miles
      • 100 miles
      • 200 miles
  • Search for Event by any (+/-) combination of the above 1-3

Results 

  • View main details of ALL upcoming events across entire SBA ecosystem across the country
    • Day of the week and date
    • Start/end time (with timezone calculated by Local computer time)
    • Title
    • Location (City, State/Online)
    • Cost
  • Quick register for event
  • The sorting of results is outlined below:
    • Initial sort: Soonest upcoming date/time/timezone
    • Secondary sort: Title

Details

  • View title for single event
  • View description for single event 
  • View date for single event (header and important info box)
  • View time for single event and any reoccurring details (optional)
  • View cost for single event
  • View location (full address/online) for single event
    1. View location on map link
  • View organizer contact info for single event
  • Register for event

Role: Product Owner

Releases: 1

Company: U.S. Small Business Administration

Year: 2019

Link: https://www.sba.gov/events/find