What is National Small Business Week (NSBW)?

Every year since 1963, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners.

More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year.

As part of National Small Business Week, the U.S. Small Business Administration takes the opportunity to highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and others from all 50 states and U.S. territories. Every day, they’re working to grow small businesses, create 21st century jobs, drive innovation, and increase America’s global competitiveness.

America’s SBDC is a resource partner of the Small Business Administration and a proud Co-Sponsor of National Small Business Week.


Start, Grow, Succeed
Insider’s Secrets from America’s Leading Small Business Guru and America’s SBDC network

In honor of National Small Business Week,
we want to feature the expertise and experience of our talented SBDC consultants. We are partnering with long-time SBDC network supporter Rhonda Abrams for a Facebook Live event to kick off National Small Business Week. We’d like to highlight some of the tips and insights you’ve learned in your time as an SBDC consultant to “start, grow and succeed” in small business.

Facebook Live Location
Monday, April 30, 2018
2 pm EDT/ 1 pm CDT / 11 am PDT

What’s Next
1. Join us for the Facebook Live event
2. Ask your clients to tune in to the Facebook Live event (share this flyer)
3. Send us any one-line success tips you have to share – along with your name and your SBDC’s name

Rhonda will give away THREE signed copies of her bestselling book, Six-Week Startup, just released in its fourth edition. To enter the drawing to win a book, participants need to simply ask a question or leave a comment on Rhonda’s Facebook page during the event.

But the Facebook Live event is not just for startups! It will also include tips on how to grow and how to flourish in changing times.

NSBW Winners

During National Small Business Week, SBA recognizes outstanding partners, entrepreneurs and small business owners from all across the 50 states and U.S. territories.

Award Categories Include:
• Awards to SBA Resource Partners
• Phoenix Awards for Disaster Recovery
• Exporter of the Year
• Federal Procurement Awards
• Small Business Persons of the Year

Click here to see the 2018 National Winners. Stay tuned for Small Business Week winners who are associated with SBDCs!

NSBW Virtual Conference

NSBW Events

Participate in this free, online conference to listen to practiced advice on current business strategies, meet other business owners, and chat with industry experts! The Virtual Conference offers all the best parts of an in-person conference, but without the hassle of traveling. Learn more.

Find out what your local SBDC is doing to celebrate NSBW – click here to contact them.