Hangout with industry experts in recognition of National Small Business Week. |

Hangout with industry experts in recognition of National Small Business Week.

Beginning Monday the U.S. Small Business Administration is hosting a series of Google Hangout events in recognition of National Small Business Week.

The series will focus on a variety small business tip sessions with business owners, technology experts, mentorship organizations and social media companies.

Each Google Hangout session is slated to begin at 2 p.m. and may be watched live at, and

Participants may tweet questions to industry experts using the hashtag #SBW2013.

Topics and panelists include:

• Monday: Getting started with social media

Panelists from Twitter, Google, Constant Contact and W20 Group

Moderator: Bill Murphy, Jr., author and columnist for

• Tuesday: Managing your businesses online reputation

Panelists from Yelp, LinkedIn, OpenSky, Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp., Google and Manta

Moderator: Rieva Liesonsky, CEO of GrowBiz Media

• Wednesday: How a mentor can help your business

Panelists from the Small Business Administration’s Office of Entrepreneurial Development, Small Business Development Centers and Women’s Business Centers

Moderator: Fran Tarkenton, NFL legend and entrepreneur

• Thursday: How to get a business loan

Panelists from Wells Fargo, SCORE, the Small Business Administration’s Office of Capital Access and SBA loan recipient Ninkasi Brewing Company

Moderator: Calvin Goings, the Small Business Administration’s Region 10 administrator

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