Celebrating National Small Business Week

National Small Business Week is a national recognition event to honor the United States’ top entrepreneurs each year. It’s been fifty years since President Kennedy signed the first “National Small Business Week” proclamation into law, and this year National Small Business Week (NSBW) is taking place June 17th – 21st. Over 50% of Americans own or work for a small business, and these businesses create 2/3 of new jobs in the United States each year. Small businesses were responsible for over 67% of the net new jobs created from mid-2009 to 2011, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Small businesses are a major driver of our economy.

President Obama Makes Supporting Small Businesses Top Priority

There are lots of events taking place across America.  The Small Business Administration is celebrating National Small Business Week with workshops in the following cities.

  • June 17 – Seattle, Wa.
  • June 18 – Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas
  • June 19 – St. Louis, Mo.
  • June 20 – Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • June 21 – Washington, D.C.

If you are unable to attend, you can watch a live video stream of the sessions taking place on NSBW web site http://www.sba.gov/smallbusinessweek

Hubspot Celebrates National Small Business Week With Inspiring Words

Are you an entrepreneur, or a budding small business owner looking for inspiration?  Hubspot, creators of the all in one marketing software created an inspirational Slideshare deck to commemorate National Small Business Week containing great stats and several inspirational quotes from notable entrepreneurs and small business owners.