NEW YORK—Coming up soon are a series of events organized by CO—, powered by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and designated as The Big Week for Small Business. The virtual conference, to be held Oct. 20 and 21, are virtual, audience-driving workshops designed to help small businesses learn how to strengthen their approach. The organizers write, “Living in a socially distanced world doesn’t mean you have to stop connecting. Here at CO— we’re bringing the connections. Share ideas with your peers from across the country, ask questions live of our expert facilitators, and challenge yourself at nine different opportunities during the workshops.

The virtual conference will offer interactive workshops, high-powered discussions, and cutting-edge advice on today’s issues most important to businesses at all levels. Participants will gain practical strategies on topics like hiring, marketing, scaling, and modernizing operations.

Small business owners and experts alike will share their perspectives, and participants “will build the skills they need to overcome obstacles, chart a path to success, and emerge stronger than ever before.”

Registration details are found here. The event is free and includes complimentary access to all Main Screen sessions, The Dream Big Award Ceremony on Oct. 21 and access to small business workshops where space is limited. Some of these, include “Growing Your Business Online with a YouTube Channel, Managing the Modern Workforce, Small Business/Big Secrets—Protecting Your Proprietary Information.