May 4 – 8 is National Small Business Week

SBA_NSBWHomepage_Graphic_SquareEvery year since 1963, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners.

More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year.

As part of National Small Business Week, the U.S. Small Business Administration takes the opportunity to highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and others from all 50 states and U.S. territories. Every day, they’re working to grow small businesses, create 21st century jobs, drive innovation, and increase America’s global competitiveness.

This year there are a number of ways that you can participate in the events of National Small Business Week:

  1. Visit the SBA National Small Business Website
  2. Follow the events on Twitter:
    1. @PathwayWBC
    2. @SBAGov
    3. Use the hashtags #smallbiz and #DreamSmallBiz
  3. Attend a SBA NSBW Webinar, we suggest:
    1. Monday, May 4, 2015 6:00-7:00 PM Eastern Time Register here
      The Secrets to Crafting a Digital Footprint
      Consumers are serious researchers. When they are on the hunt for a new product or service, they will search across devices, use multiple sites, and make decisions after reading quality content and reviewing videos and images. Join Steve Strauss, USA Today Small Business columnist, and Jeff Biesman from YP for this action-oriented conversation.
    2. Thursday, May 7, 2015 2:30-3:30 PM Eastern Time Register here

      Payments as a Trigger for Small Business Growth

      PayPal and the SBA present a special National Small Business Week webinar about payments as a trigger for small business growth. Tune in to an interactive discussion featuring Crisloid, a PayPal merchant, and hear how simple steps like adding a payments button to your website can spur growth.
  4. Connect with our local SBA Offices to learn more. Visit SBA.gov