Remember U.S. National Small Business Week
May 5, 2019, through May 11, 2019
Each year since 1963. the President of the United States makes the National Small Business Week proclamation. As of the end of 2017, small businesses in the U.S. made up 99.7 percent of the employers in the country according to the Small Business Administration. There are plenty of impressive statistics to be found on this FAQ page of the SBA Website pertaining to small businesses nationally and globally.
The U.S. National Small Business Week for 2019 will begin May 5, 2019, and will continue through May 11, 2019, with opening ceremonies beginning in Washington DC. During this week-long national event, the Small Business Administration (SBA) will take the opportunity to recognize outstanding entrepreneurs and small business owners and throughout all 50 American states and the nation’s U.S. territories.
Chris Pilkerton, who is the acting Administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration will present all of the ceremonial awards in Washington, D.C.
You don’t have to be in Washington to be a part of the opening ceremonies for National Small Business Week. The week kick’s off with a Digital Commerce workshop at 4:00 pm EST on the SBA Facebook Page. Then, at 6:15 pm EST watch for the following awards.
- The winning nominee for the Veteran’s Business Outreach Excellence in Service Award
- The winning nominee for the Women’s Business Center of Excellence Award
- The winning nominee for the Small Business Development Center Excellence and Innovation Award
- The winning nominee for Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE)
Federal Procurement Awards will be presented to:
- The best nominee for Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year
- The best nominee for the Dwight D Eisenhower Awards for Excellence ( this recognizes members of the Research, Development and Services industries as well as manufacturing)
- The best nominee for the Small Business Subcontractor of the Year
For more information, please visit the SBA events page.
On Monday May 6, a workshop for small business owners on the Facebook Live about Social Media Tips for your Small Business at 10:30 am EST. Followed by more awards at 12:45 pm EST.
There will be many other awards that will be presented throughout the country during their bus tour. Please feel free to follow along and use the hashtag #SmallBusinessWeek.
We would like to take this opportunity to suggest that small businesses be vocal in their communities in support of small businesses everywhere and recognize one another. Perhaps take the time to network with other small businesses in your communities and offer specials and/or create community events of your own.
If you would like to provide advertising on your website to help spread the word and show your support, the SBA has provided the following headers for you to use for your social media sites:
Certainly, high regard and honor are due to the small businesses nationwide who have collectively contributed and continue to support our economy and the citizens of our country, and it’s communities by way of employment and community support.
Congratulations will be due to all of the national SBA award recipients (to be announced). One hopes that all small business owners and their employees will take the time to congratulate one another for a job well done. This nation would never be what it is today without each and every one of you. You are appreciated!
Enjoy U.S. National Small Business Week 2019!
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