Since 1963, the Small Business Administration (SBA) has honored and gave recognition to outstanding contribution of small business owners and entrepreneurs through National Small Business Week.
This year’s celebration started May 1 until May 7 with the theme “Dream Big, Start Small”. The Greater Pensacola Chamber together with Florida Small Business Development Center at the University of West Florida has teamed up to promote the good impact of small businesses on the Pensacola community.
Here is the schedule of events for the whole week:
May 01, 2016 – Sunday
Event: NSBW Kick-off at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History
May 02, 2016 – Monday
Event A: Awards Ceremony at the United States Institute of Peace
Event B: Cybersecurity Panel Discussion at the United States Institute of Peace
May 03, 2016 – Tuesday
Event A: National Small Business Week Live from Atlanta
Event B: My Brother’s Keeper Millennial Entrepreneurs Initiative at the Apollo Theater
May 04, 2015 – Wednesday
Event: Colorado Small Business Week awards ceremony live from the History of Colorado Center
May 05, 2016 – Thursday
Event: Armchair Discussion with SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet and Veteran Entrepreneurs
May 06, 2016 – Friday
Event: National Small Business Week live from San Jose
Almost half of Americans own or work for a small business and they contribute to about two out of three new jobs in the U.S. every year. The U.S. SBA takes the opportunity to highlight the great impact of entrepreneurs and small business owners from 50 states within U.S territories, as a part of National Small Business Week. There was several free, inspirational and educational events around the 10 regions and 68 districts. Different companies and organizations will also take part and offer free workshops and webinars and other events for the entire week.