National Small Business Week May 12-16th

National Small Business Week has been celebrated every year since 1963 when the President of the United States designated a week to highlight the many contributions made by the small business community to  the American economy and our society.

Business and Professional Women’s Foundation has always been a supporter of small business owners especially since many of our supporters and legacy members are women small business owners. We have been strong supporters of legislation to level the playing field for small businesses, have conducted research to better understand the needs of small businesses and just recently one of our Joining Forces Mentoring Plus® mentees testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Small Business about how the Mentoring Plus program helped her when she was starting her business.  So join us in saluting all small business owners and check out the various activities and resources offered by the Small Business Administration this week.

As part of National Small Business Week, the U.S. Small Business Administration will be hosting daily events in different cities across the country, as well as coordinating many online resources, and workshops catering specifically to small businesses.

Here are a few ways for you to join us in celebrating National Small Business Week:

Participate online from anywhere in the world. Events and training webinars will be live-streamed at www.sba.gov/smallbusinessweek.

Visit a local small business and post Tweets and Facebook updates using #SBW2014 to highlight National Small Business Week.

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