This Year, SBA’s Small Business Week Goes All Virtual | 2020


As part of this year’s National Small Business Week, the U.S. Small Business Administration will host an “all virtual” event. Next week’s events (September 22-24, 2020) will include numerous educational panels providing retooling and innovative practices for the nation’s small businesses who are seeking to “pivot and recover, contributing to a stronger economy,” according to the SBA.

The National Small Business Week event schedule includes three days recognizing America’s outstanding entrepreneurs, shining a spotlight on the nation’s 30 million small businesses across the country. The event will also recognize the national award winners, including the naming of the National Small Business Person of the Year.


Information about and free registration to the streaming sessions can be found here: SBA.GOV/NSBA


Tuesday, September 22, 1 p.m. EDT 

Pride in America’s Small Businesses

Day’s events include | National Small Business Week Welcome
SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza | Keynote Address

National Small Business Week Awards Presentations


Wednesday, September 23, 9 a.m. EDT

Preparing for a stronger tomorrow: Recovery, Adaptation, and Innovation

Day’s events include | Panel Discussion Series | America’s Strength, Learning to Pivot and Innovate

Mid-day Sessions | SBA’s Veteran Resources and Veteran Success Story Videos


Thursday, September 24, 9 a.m. EDT 

Preparing for a stronger tomorrow: Recovery, Adaptation, and Innovation

Day’s events include |Panel Discussion Series – America’s Strength, Learning to Pivot and Innovate

Mid-day Sessions | “The Business Landscape of today and Federal and Local Resources to Empower Small Businesses”


What is National Small Business Week?

Jovita Carranza
SBA Administrator
 

For more than 50 years, the SBA has celebrated National Small Business Week (NSBW), which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners.

This year is one unlike the half-century that has come before.

We are facing unique challenges together. However, American small businesses continue to play a central role in building a strong country, prepared for any obstacles in the future.

More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create nearly two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year. As part of NSBW, the SBA takes the opportunity to highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and others who support entrepreneurship from all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and U.S. territories.

Additionally, this year’s NSBW will recognize the small businesses who have navigated the coronavirus pandemic while supporting their employees and communities. There will be a number of presenters providing retooling and innovative practices for entrepreneurs as our nation’s small businesses look to pivot and recover towards a stronger economy.

Every day, they’re working to grow small businesses, create 21st-century jobs, drive innovation, and increase America’s global competitiveness.


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