NEW YORK, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — As the National Small Business Week festivities kick off in Washington, DC this week, the National Association of Small Business Professionals wants to give smaller and newer businesses an opportunity to shine too.
With the launch of its Small Business Spotlight Award, the NASBP aims to shine a light on the unique yet often overlooked contributions and achievements that smaller start-ups add to the U.S. economy and the American way of life.
“While you may not have been invited to the capital this week to hobnob with top administration officials and big business leaders for National Small Business Week, we still think you’re pretty special and important to the U.S. economy as a whole,” said Kimberly Kelly, founder and spokesperson for the NASBP.
“In fact, according to the Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy, of the estimated 27 million small businesses currently operating in America, over 78% are businesses with no employees, over 73% are classified as sole proprietorships and 52% are home-based. Numbers don’t lie. What this data is really telling us is that smaller businesses deserve more recognition, help and support from Washington to thrive. Our mission is to provide that help and support. The NASBP Spotlight Award is just one of the many tools that we offer smaller business owners.”
NASBP Small Business Spotlight Award
The National Association of Small Business Professionals is inviting businesses with 20 or fewer employees that have been in business less than five years to apply. A free brochure with more information about the NASBP Small Business Spotlight Award is available as a PDF download.
About the National Association of Small Business Professionals
Since 2009, the National Association of Small Business Professionals has made it its mission to help small business start-ups to not only succeed in business, but to SOAR. As the “new kid on the block” in the arena of small business associations, NASBP is proud to offer start-ups a value-packed, low priced alternative to more expensive membership association options. To learn more, download a free Member Benefits Guide at www.Join-NASBP.com.
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SOURCE National Association of Small Business Professionals