We noted that the Small Business Administration in conjunction with the SCORE Association will be hosting a virtual conference to celebrate small business week on May 1 through May 3. The array of webinars available, all of which are free and open to the public, can be accessed here. And finally, the monthly Miller Pulse report on QSR business conditions for the month of March was released last week. It showed that March sales in quick service restaurants had improved somewhat, but confirmed how difficult the first quarter was. QSR same store sales in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic grew 3.8%, while in the South growth came in at .9%, 3.0% in Florida, 2.3% in the Midwest, 1.7% in Texas, 2% in California and 1.8% in the West region. This growth appears to have been totally driven by higher average ticket.