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.

2019 Small Business Awards

NSBW Awards

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; and Small Business Persons of the Year.