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National Small Business Week Virtual Summit

Date: September 13, 2021 - September 15, 2021
Event Description
The SBA is gearing up for National Small Business Week, September 13-15, 2021! Join the free virtual summit to learn new business strategies, meet other business owners and chat with industry experts. This year's virtual summit will also feature an impressive list of guest speakers including, but not limited to, Mark Cuban, José Andrés and Cedric Richmond.

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Mark Cuban


Mark Cuban is an entrepreneur, television personality and media proprietor. He is the owner of the Dallas Mavericks professional basketball team of the National Basketball Association, co-owner of 2929 Entertainment and chairman of AXS-TV. He is also one of the main “shark” investors on the hit ABC reality tv series “Shark Tank.”

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José Andrés

Chef, Restaurateur and Founder of World Central Kitchen

José Andrés is a Chef, Restaurateur, and founder of World Central Kitchen, a non-profit devoted to providing meals in the wake of natural disasters. He is often credited with bringing the small plates dining concept to America. He owns restaurants in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, CA, Las Vegas, NV, South Beach Miami and Orlando, FL, Chicago, IL, and New York, NY. Andrés received the National Humanities Medal at a White House ceremony in 2016. In 2018, World Central Kitchen provided meals to furloughed federal employees during the federal government shutdown.

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Cedric Richmond

White House Senior Advisor and Director of the Office of Public Engagement

Cedric Richmond is an attorney and former Democratic Congressman for Louisiana’s 2nd Congressional District from 2011-2021. Richmond now serves as senior advisor to President Biden and director of the White House Office of Public Engagement.

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