National Small Business Week Celebration
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In two weeks, Washington DC will host the annual National Small Business Week celebration. Being the era of the internet, not only will the DC-based events be streamed live on the event’s website, but tribes of entrepreneurs (and their supporters) all around the country will be hosting local events in honor of the festivities as well.
While I will circle back later to discuss the events once they’ve taken place, I wanted to make sure to call out the upcoming celebration so that those of you who can, may want to look up local events you can participate in right in your own community.
And, for those of you who (like me) spend most of your days online, there is always the schedule of events that’ll be broadcast for all small business owners and enthusiasts to see. They include:
- Keynote by SBA Administrator Karen Mills
- Town Hall – Small Business: Driving America’s Economy
- Innovation Forum – Turning Innovation into Jobs
- Exporting Forum – Customers, Profit$, Jobs and Growth – Take Your Business Global!
- Social Media Forum – Social Media & Small Business: Join the Conversation
And, as is always the case in events like this, the list of sponsors are also resources that come in handy for entrepreneurs trying to get a new business off the ground. Organizations such as:
- Association of Small Business Development Centers
- National Small Business Association
- National Association of Development Companies
- National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders
- National Association for the Self-Employed
The site also has a list of resources that small business owners could find pretty handy as well.
If you’re going to be attending any of the related events over the next few weeks, and would like to share your experience, please leave a comment below and we’d love to speak to you.
In the meantime, chin-up entrepreneurs! This week is about the value to be found in our tribe, and celebrating what we do, learning to do it better, and finding new opportunities that help build communities and families. Nothing like celebrating the era of small business by coming together with other small business owners.