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Small Business Week

What is Small Business Week?

Network with North Florida’s small business leaders, lenders, and supporters as the U.S. SBA presents the Small Business Week Awards and Top Lender Awards! This year marks 32 years that the U.S. SBA, in conjunction with the FSBDC at UNF, will host this special event at the local level to honor and present awards to local entrepreneurs and those who support and advocate for small businesses. Help us to honor North Florida’s Small Business Leaders, Champions, and Top Lenders at the 32nd Annual Small Business Week Celebration!

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Ticket Options

$45 | Lunch Single Seat 
Small Business Week Celebration Luncheon only 

$70 | Workshop & Luncheon * 
One seat in Leadership Workshop w/Keynote 
One seat at Small Business Week Celebration Luncheon  
* The first 10 registrations will receive a copy of Kristen’s book, “Permission to Screw Up” 

$400 | Corporate Table 
One table of 8 for luncheon (with signage) 
Company listing in program 
Logo display 
2 seats in Leadership Workshop w/ Keynote 

$800 | Contributing sponsor 
One table of 8 for luncheon (with signage) 
1/2 page ad in program 
Company listing in program  
4 copies of “Permission to Screw Up” written by keynote Kristen Hadeed 
2 seats in Leadership Workshop w/ Keynote

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2024 Keynote Speaker - Kristen Hadeed

Igniting Human Leadership

At 19, with hardly any leadership experience, Kristen started a cleaning business, Student Maid, as a way to earn money while she was in college at the University of Florida. But before she graduated, her company received a huge contract —and it changed her path forever. It was during this time of growth she also became an SBDC client! Over the next 14 years, Kristen took Student Maid from a small company to a business known on a global scale for its culture of belonging, its focus on people, and its purpose of building leaders. Today, Kristen spends her time helping leaders, teams, and organizations around the world embrace their humanity.

Read Kristen's bio

Event Presented by

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With Support From

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