SBA activities start next week, and NSBA’s awards are open for application!
Next week is National Small Business Week!
Next week, the nation will celebrate Small Business Week, and between April 30 and May 2, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is holding a virtual conference and will be recognizing the impacts of small businesses across the country.
As part of Small Business Week, SBA is recognizing its Resource Partners, including Small Business Development Centers, SCORE offices and more. These entities are funded in part by the SBA, and provide America's small businesses with technical assistance, training, and access to capital.
With a record-breaking 10.5 million Americans applying to start a business in the last three years – more than any two years on record – SBA is also recognizing small-business champions and small-business service providers during the ceremony next week.
Kicking off this small-business award season with NSBW, NSBA is also proud to announce its 2023 applications for Advocate of the Year are now open!
Awarded for the past 15 years, NSBA recognizes outstanding leaders and activists in our small-business community: 1) demonstrating a commitment to small-business advocacy above and beyond policies that specifically impact their own business or industry; 2) working with a proven history of volunteer efforts to advance and improve small business; 3) successfully advocating for pro-small business policies; and 4) growing as a small-business owner, achieving accomplishments worthy of merit as an effective advocate for small-business interests.
Applications are due June 26, 2023, and you can read more, apply, or nominate a small business you know that is worthy of praise here!