National Small Business Week - May 1 – May 6

National Small Business Week - May 1 – May 6

National Small Business Week - May 1 – May 6

Employee Emeritus Employee Emeritus ‎04-28-2017 01:20 PM

This week is the time we officially recognize Small Businesses and their contributions. This celebration was started in 1963 by a proclamation by the President of the United States.  Small businesses and entrepreneurs take center stage this week, as the Small Business Administration highlights the innovation, job creation and accomplishments of these individuals who move our economy forward.


The SBA will have a host of activities this week that showcase small business owners and an opportunity for you to gather information from their experiences and successes.


Take a look at the events they have planned:


May 1


Nominees from each state and territory will be in the running for the National Small Business Week, Person of the Year.  The honoree will be named at the NSBW Awards Luncheon.  Other winners will be named in the following categories:


  • Exporter of the Year
  • Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year
  • Small Business Subcontractor of the Year
  • 8(a) Graduate of the Year
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower Awards for Excellence (for large prime contractors who use small businesses as suppliers and contractors)
    • Services winner
    • Manufacturing winner
    • Research and Development winner

If you are not in the DC area, you can watch it live at and join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #SmallBusinessWeek.


May 2


Join SBA administrator Linda McMahon as she has a conversation with Facebook’s VP and Chief Privacy Officer for Policy Erin Egan, as they discuss starting a business in today’s environment and success tips to keep your business going.


Be a part of the conversation by visiting


May 3 – May 5


The SBA is hitting the road and you can join them on Facebook ( as they make stops throughout the country over the course of several days.


First stop on the journey will be, Indianapolis to the Speedway to celebrate the Indy Car racing industry and all of the entrepreneurs that make the business community run.


Next stop will be Texas to speak with business owners and highlight women entrepreneurs that have chosen non-traditional industries.


The final stop will be the Fresno area of California, where the SBA Administrator will be engaging with agricultural industry to discuss their successes and the fruits of their labor.


On this National Small Business Week, celebrate yourself, the courage it takes to go a different path and make an impact on your community and the economy at large.

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