SBA: National Small Business Week 2017 to Kick-off in the Nation’s Capital

Leading organizations join forces with SBA to make the week possible
Release Date:
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Release Number:
17-21
Contact:
Terry Sutherland (202) 205-6919

WASHINGTON – National Small Business Week 2017 kicks off at the end of this month with an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. where national award winners including the naming of this year’s national Small Business Person of the Year will be recognized and awarded for their achievements.

National Small Business Week is being held from April 30-May 6 and is an annual event hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration to recognize the nation’s top small businesses, entrepreneurs, small business advocates and champions.

In addition to the awards ceremony April 30 – May 1 in Washington, D.C. with SBA Administrator Linda McMahon, a roadshow will take place in cities around the country, and several online events.

Events throughout National Small Business Week are made possible thanks in part to the support of leading companies and organizers who serve as cosponsors.

Today, SBA announced the first wave of national cosponsors:

Co-Chair

SCORE Association

Silver Cosponsors

Chase

Constant Contact

Google

Salesforce

Visa

YP

Bronze Cosponsors

Amazon

Facebook

Leadpages

Lockheed Martin

Microsoft

National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders (NAGGL)

Raytheon

Square

Additional cosponsors will be announced leading up to the week.

Many events throughout the week will be live-streamed on SBA’s website. The event hashtag is #SmallBusinessWeek. For additional information on National Small Business Week, please visit http://www.sba.gov/smallbusinessweek

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