June 17 – 21 is National Small Business Week.
For 50 years, the SBA has been honoring America’s small businesses. National Small Business Week (NSBW) is designed to spotlight entrepreneurial dedication, ingenuity and successes. This week also gives the opportunity to entrepreneurs and small business owners across the U.S to network and get insight on some of today’s top small business concerns.
The NSBW event is also a chance for the government to highlight the impact small businesses have on the U.S. economy. According to the SBA, more than half of all Americans work for or own a small business. Small business also create 2 in every 3 new jobs. That calls for an accolade indeed.
To celebrate its 50th anniversary, the event will be held this year in 5 U.S. cities.
If you can not attend one of those live events, no worries; Many of the key addresses will be live streamed at http://www.SBA.gov at 4 p.m ET Monday through Thursday. In addition to that, a Google+ hangout will be open to any business that wants to join and discuss issues and concerns.
Other smaller events will also be hosted in cities around the U.S.
For more information visit http://www.sba.gov/nsbw/