President Obama has proclaimed May 23 – May 29, 2010 National Small Business Week, to honor and celebrate small businesses here in the United States.
I am delighted that this year we are able to bring you coverage from the official activities in Washington D.C. during Small Business Week. The official activities include educational seminars, a townhall meeting, awards, and networking events.
I’ll be there talking with people and checking out the latest happenings and trends in the small business world. Then I’ll write about them here on Small Business Trends.
Please check back for my series on National Small Business Week to start Sunday evening, May 23rd, and continue during the week.
I’m going to try to get to as many of the official events in Washington as possible. If you happen to be in Washington, D.C. attending National Small Business Week, please look me up. I’d really like to meet you in person.
Then on Thursday we’ll be capping off Small Business Week activities with a webinar over at Startup Nation, with Rich Sloane, Founder of Startup Nation, and Barbara Corcoran, the real estate expert for NBC Today. We’ll share some advice about innovating even during this lackluster economy. The webinar is complimentary, but you must register in advance (takes just a minute or two).
If you’re one of the Twitterati, I’ll be tweeting throughout the week, over at @Smallbiztrends on Twitter. You can follow along on Twitter by searching for the hashtag #DYMOandENDICIA or #SBW. Or see all references at TweetGrid.
My photos from the event, on Facebook
How Our Coverage is Possible
I am happy to say that DYMO and DYMO Endicia have sponsored Small Business Trends and me to attend the show and cover the events for online readers.
DYMO and DYMO Endicia make label printers, and make software/supplies to allow you to print stamps right in your office. They’ve created some special offers just for Small Business Trends readers, in honor of National Small Business Week:
- Visit www.dymo.com and enter promotion code SBWTwinTurbo to receive 25% off a DYMO LabelWriter 450 Twin Turbo or code SBWTurbo to receive 15% off a DYMO LabelWriter 450 Turbo. Expires 6/5/10.
- www.endicia.com/dymo/signup and sign up for a DYMO Stamps account to receive $5 in postage with promotion code WSP1. Expires 6/30/10.
I’ve also cross-posted the promo codes and additional information over at our Discounts and Giveaways page.