Small Business Festival provides expert speakers, panels, resource groups and networking opportunities for small businesses through a series of events spread across 3 days.

This year’s festival is focused on starting a new business, growing an existing one, and connecting everyone to the incredible resources these regions have to offer, as well as to each other.
Find the inspiration you need, learn a new trick to your trade, and make at least one connection that will transform your business at the Small Business Festival!

Event Sponsors:

RSVP FOR SBF19!

Attend the event that will help you start, grow, and connect your business.

Take your vision to the next level with actionable and insightful content all for free

thanks to the cities of Bristol, Bristol Chambers, Believe in Bristol and Startup Tri-Cities.

 

Festival Overview

(full schedule below)

 

Thursday, May 9th:

9:00 am: Kickoff Breakfast in Bristol Motor Speedway with featured

entrepreneur and speaker, Jose Castillo of NASCAR Trackside Live

Afternoon: How to Start, Market, Sell, Legal, etc. Workshops in Johnson City

6:30 pm: Pitches and Pints 2019 in Johnson City

Friday, May 10th:

9:00 am: Kickoff Breakfast in Kingsport

Afternoon: How to Start, Market, Sell, Legal, etc. Workshops in Johnson City

5:30 pm: Networking Social Downtown Kingsport

Saturday, May 11th:

8:30 – 9am: Kickoff Breakfast before the Big Day Begins

9am-5pm: Featured speakers, inspirational talks, and actionable

advice to start or grow you business!

Full Festival Schedule

 

Get a fresh perspective.

Small Business Festival provides expert speakers, panels, resource groups and networking opportunities for small businesses through a week-long event.

Celebrate your success.

Small Business Festival celebrates and supports individuals that made their dreams of business ownership a reality as well as showcases those who started small and grew big.

Get inspired, this May.

Austin is the epicenter of startup innovation and entrepreneurship. Make this May 9th -11th your time to be inspired and learn to grow with other small business owners, just like you!

 

 

 

 

 

APPLY TO SPEAK AT SBF

Each SBF event has an open call for speaker opportunity leading up to the event. Take a moment to apply to be a part of helping small businesses grow.

APPLY TO HOST AN SBF

Bring Small Business Festival to your city next year and join a network of events supporting the growth of small business during National Small Busines Week.