“National Small Business Week is a time to honor and celebrate America’s entrepreneurs and innovative startups. This year’s theme, ‘Building a Better America through Entrepreneurship,’ celebrates the resiliency and tenacity of America’s entrepreneurs who are doing their part to power our nation’s historic economic comeback,” said Isabella Casillas Guzman, administrator of the Small Business Association. “This year’s NSBW will offer entrepreneurs in rural, suburban, and urban communities across America a weeklong event that will highlight the tools and information they need to continue to power our economic growth, strengthen our supply chains, and deliver the products and services Americans depend on every day. I look forward to recognizing our small business giants and their tremendous impact on our economy and communities across the nation.”
The SBA and the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) will cohost a free, four-day virtual summit May 2-5. The summit will focus on access to critical federal resources, educational workshops, and networking to help the nation’s entrepreneurs pivot and grow in the face of current and future challenges.
“The SBA is meeting small businesses where they are. National Small Business Week will allow our entrepreneurs—from the smallest of small still recovering from the COVID pandemic to those looking to grow—to share their stories of grit, determination, and ingenuity at a time when it was needed the most,” said SBA Regional Administrator Marlene Cintron.
“We look forward to joining the SBA in cohosting this important virtual summit during National Small Business Week,” said SCORE CEO Bridget Weston. “For anyone thinking about starting or growing a small business, this event will connect entrepreneurs with a wealth of industry experts and crucial information to help them achieve success.”
Here are some ideas from The Hartford to help you celebrate your success and remind others about it too.
- Tap into social media.
- Say thank you to your customers.
- Make time for training. (The SBA learning center offers a variety of courses. The National Federation of Independent Business offers free webinars.)
- Partner with other small businesses to get some attention.
- Team up with local charities.
- Host a contest.
- Update your employee workspaces. A fresh environment can show your appreciation for everyone’s contributions to the business.