Expert panelists to join small business week | Small Business Administration

During National Small Business Week, June 17-21, the U.S. Small Business Administration has invited expert panelists to join Google+ Hangouts.

During National Small Business Week, June 17-21, the U.S. Small Business Administration has invited expert panelists to join Google+ Hangouts.  These live, online hang out sessions are open to everyone.

You can view the sessions through multiple SBA resources:


All sessions will take place at 4 p.m. EDT/1 p.m. PDT.

Questions will be taken during the event on Google+ and Twitter using the hashtag #SBW2013 .

Monday, June 17 – Tips on getting started with social media as a small business owner


The Hangout features:


Ria Tobaccowala, Google+, Marketing

Christine Tseng, Twitter, Head of SMB Marketing

Erica Ayotte, Constant Contact, Sr. Manager Social Media Marketing

Aaron Strout, W20 Group, Managing Directo

Moderator: Bill Murphy, Jr., Author and Columnist,


Tuesday, June 18 – How to manage your business’s online reputation

The Hangout features:

Soo Young Kim, Google, Head for Marketing for Get Your Business Online Initiative

Darnell Holloway, Yelp, Business Outreach

Lana Khavinson, LinkedIn, Senior Product Marketing Manager

John Caplan, OpenSky, Founder and CEO

Chad Buechler, Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp, Director of Product

Kristy Campbell,, VP of Marketing



Moderator: Rieva Lesonsky, Blogger and CEO, GrowBiz Media


Wednesday, June 19 – The benefits of having a business mentor


The Hangout features:


Carol Lopucki, Michigan Small Business Technology & Development Center, Director

Michael Chodos, SBA Associate Administrator for Entrepreneurial Development

Amanda Schultz, Montana Women’s Business Center, Director

Invited: AARP



Moderator: Fran Tarkenton, NFL Legend, Entrepreneur, and host of ‘The Fran Tarkenton Show’ on Sirius XM


Thursday, June 20  – Tips on getting a loan to start or grow a business


The Hangout features:


Dave Rader, Wells Fargo, SBA Business Lending Executive

Nikos Ridge, Ninkasi Brewing Company, CEO (SBA loan recipient)

Bernard Bossom, SCORE, Counselor

Jeanne Hulit, SBA, Associate Administrator for Capital Access


Moderator: Calvin Goings, SBA, Region 10 Administrator



To join the hangout and for updates to participate in upcoming hangouts, visits SBA’s Google+ page at:


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