This Sunday, May 5th, 2019 starts National Small Business Week!
The week is designed to recognize the essential contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners.
More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and small businesses create about 2/3 of new jobs in the U.S. each year.
As part of National Small Business Week, the U.S. Small Business Administration highlights 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.
The SBA is kicking off National Small Business Week with a hackathon from May 3 to May 5. App developers, designers and business owners will work together at the Inclusive Innovation Incubator to build solutions meant to help small businesses deal with major natural disasters like wildfires, earthquakes, hurricanes and snowstorms.
National Small Business Week has been given presidential recognition for more than 50 years.
Over the course of the week, various seminars and workshops will be held both in Washington, D.C. and online to further educate small business owners on topics like social media best practices and digital commerce.
May 5th & 6th will also feature awards ceremonies to celebrate some of the country’s most successful and impactful entrepreneurs. The week officially ends on May 11th, 2019, but you can support small business owners all year long!
Know of a small business owner who deserves recognition for their societal and economic contributions to their community? Show them appreciation this week, and show every small business owner appreciation by shopping small, local and smart.