Jovita Carranza, Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, has announced the kick-off for National Small Business Week with a virtual event to honor America’s small businesses. The virtual event, rescheduled from May due to the coronavirus pandemic, will be held Sept. 22-24.
National Small Business Week honors the nation’s small businesses, many of which are veteran, women and minority-owned, for their achievements and dedication to their communities.
This year’s National Small Business Week activities include numerous educational panels providing retooling and innovative practices for entrepreneurs as the nation’s small businesses look to pivot and recover toward a stronger economy. The event will recognize national award winners, including the naming of this year’s National Small Businessperson of the Year.
“I am thrilled to host SBA’s virtual National Small Business Week ceremony and provide this opportunity to recognize inspiring entrepreneurs from across the country for their innovation, and in many cases this year, resilience,” said Carranza.
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, Small Business Development Center, Women’s Business Center, and Veterans Business Outreach Center.
For registration and additional information on National Small Business Week visit sba.gov/NSBW.