National Small Business Week (September 22-24) honors the nation’s small businesses, many of which are veteran, women and minority-owned, for their achievements and dedication to their communities. And, for 2020, it's going virtual.
Some of the planned events will include educational panels providing retooling and innovative practices for entrepreneurs as the nation’s small businesses look to pivot and recover from recent setbacks. Another event will recognize the national award winners, including the naming of this year’s National Small Business Person of the Year.
“This year, we will spotlight America’s outstanding small businesses and their stories of perseverance and their ability to pivot and overcome adversity," says SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza. "This event will also feature many educational forums that will inspire entrepreneurs around the country as they recover and sustain their operations.”
National Small Business Week will also recognize small business advocates for their involvement in disaster recovery, government contracting, and their support for small businesses and entrepreneurship. Awards will be presented to SBA partners in financial and entrepreneurial development, including top SCORE Chapter, the Small Business Development Center, which has organizations in every state, the Women’s Business Center, and the Veterans Business Outreach Center.
For registration and additional information on National Small Business Week, visit sba.gov/NSBW.