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National Small Business Week

Posted by Sophie Troxell on Sep 23, 2020

This Week We're Honoring Small Businesses with #NSBW

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Small Businesses are the foundation of our community. They provide vibrancy in economic development, and togetherness in both rural and metropolitan Iowa. This week, our country honors devoted entrepreneurs through celebration of National Small Business Week. To date, IASourceLink has served over 75,000 entrepreneurs. 99 counties are now home to small business projects, and over 10,000 have attended our webinars geared to assisting the small and family businesses owners of our state. We take strides to assist entrepreneurs because we see the impact they have in our society. Each day, entrepreneurs work to grow small businesses, create 21st-century jobs, drive innovation, and increase America’s global competitiveness. Here's what's going on this week:


The White House Recognizes National Small Business Week

Check out the proclamation below:


https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/proclamation-national-small-business-week-2020/


Small Business Administration: Annual Acknowledgment 

Since 1963, the SBA has highlighted the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small-business owners, and other small-business supporters from across the nation through National Small Business Week. Today marks the second day of their virtual 3-day conference - rescheduled from May. Over the course of the conference, the SBA covered 3 foundational topics for these unprecedented times: recovery, adaption, and innovation. For more information, click here

A Recap of Last Year:

Support Local:

So, what can you do to show your support for National Small Business week? Simply shopping local, dining at a local restaurant, or utilizing services from small businesses near you will impact your community and business owners. Share your meal or purchase on social media with the hashtag #smallbusinessweek to bring awareness to the community and give exposure to small businesses near you.

A Note From the SBA:

"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."

Thank you to all of our small business owners!