National Small Business Week 2018 is being celebrated April 29-May 5.
The initiative is organized by the Small Business Administration (SBA), a government agency that focuses on providing support to current and aspiring business owners. Since 1963, the President of the United States has proclaimed the week as a celebration to honor the millions of entrepreneurs in the United States.
The SBA arranges events and programs to highlight small business owners and educate entrepreneurs on business ownership. During the week, SBA is hosting a free virtual conference that covers various topics around business ownership. Here are some of the webinars available:
- How Changing Consumer Behavior Impacts Your Business – May 1 at 1:00 PM ET/ 10:00 AM PT
- Creating and Sustaining a Strong Social Presence – May 1 at 5:30 PM ET / 2:30 PM PT
- Simple Steps to Choosing the Right Financing – May 2 at 5:30 PM ET / 2:30 PM PT
Registration for these webinars is on the SBA website.
SBA will also be announcing the 2018 National Small Business Week award winners. There are 13 various awards, including the National Small Businessperson of the year. The announcement will be broadcast live on the SBA’s Facebook page.
Lastly, SBA is visiting several cities to shine the spotlight on several successful business owners. You can follow their travels on social media (#SmallBusinessWeek). The itinerary includes stops in these cities:
- Jacksonville, FL – May 1
- Savannah, GA – May 1
- Columbia, SC – May 2
- Fayetteville, NC – May 2
- Raleigh, NC – May 3
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