September 20, 2014

National Small Business Week Starts May 12th In the US

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National Small Business Week has been announced for May 12-16, 2014.

The week-long, cross-country series of events including forums on entrepreneurship, start-up and growth.

Activities will be held in four separate cities:

  • May 12 in San Francisco, California
  • May 13 in Kansas City, Missouri
  • May 14 in Boston, Massachusetts
  • May 15 in Washington, D.C.

A release from the U.S. Small Business Administration, which sponsors the event, says:

“Activities will include forums and panels discussing trends in small business, business innovation, financing, growth, matchmaking events, as well as networking opportunities and award ceremonies.”

The week will include both webinars and live events. Those interested can sign up to participate at the Small Business Administration’s National Small Business Week website or at a separate website for the San Francisco event.

Events throughout the week will also be live-streamed on the Small Business Administration‘s main website.

Another highpoint of the week will be choosing the 2014 Small Business Person of the year. A winner will be selected from candidates in 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam.

The first National Small Business Week was launched by the SBA in 1963 as a way of highlighting small business owners and entrepreneurs for their contributions.

The SBA says the week is meant to highlight the important role small businesses play as job creators and innovators and their positive impact on the economy.

Image: SBA.gov

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Shawn Hessinger - Editor


Shawn Hessinger Shawn Hessinger is the Editor for Small Business Trends. He is a journalist and social media networker with more than a decade of experience in the traditional newspaper business before moving to the digital world. He was the former community manager of BizSugar and the former community editor at AllAnalytics, a site dedicated to professionals in the business intelligence and analytics community.

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  1. Wish they would hold some of these events in smaller cities. I’d love to attend.

  2. I wonder why activities are only being held in four cities. I’d have thought it would be more than that. Unless it’s the first time they’re launching activities, wanna keep it small/manageable, but are looking to expand over the next few years.

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