Please see below information on 2012 National Small Business Week. There will be celebrations around the country in the month of May. Small Business Day in California is June 11. An event is planned at the Convention Center June 11 which will be highlighted by a luncheon with legislators recognizing small businesses in their district. If you are interested in attending please let me know. Small Business California will be one of the sponsors of the event. If you are interested in attending please let me know.
San Francisco has I believe the largest local celebration in the country the week of May 14-20. Please visit www.sfsmallbusinessweek.com
Is anything taking place in your area?
CAL Insurance and Associates, Inc.
2311 Taraval Street
San Francisco, CA 94116
Phone: (415) 680-2109
Fax: (415) 680-2137
"Always looking out for you"
2012 National Small Business Week Sunday, May 20th – Saturday, May 26th
For more information or to watch events live go to www.nationalsmallbusinessweek.com
What is National Small Business Week?
National Small Business Week is SBA’s signature event honoring small businesses and the valuable role they play in their communities, their country and the American economy.
Every year since 1963, the President has proclaimed National Small Business Week to recognize the contributions that small businesses play in creating an economy built to last. As part of NSBW, the U.S. Small Business Administration recognizes over 100 leading small business owners from across the country for their achievements; joining an illustrious group of entrepreneurs whose ranks include owners of many of today’s most successful companies. It is an opportunity to showcase the accomplishments of a distinguished group of entrepreneurs and demonstrate the SBA’s continued commitment to small business owners.
Why is National Small Business Week important?
Small businesses create two out of every three jobs and half the people who work in America own or work for a small business. NSBW is designed to honor and celebrate small businesses around the country and their contribution to the economy. The event allows small business owners and entrepreneurs to meet and connect with national leaders in the small business community in both the public and private sector. It is also an opportunity for SBA to amplify the importance of small businesses across the country through press and outreach efforts.
Who will be there?
The event, which takes place in Washington, D.C., will have over 200 awardees and guests from all 50 states as well as prominent participants from the White House, Congress, other federal agencies and the private sector. The week serves as both an interactive session - where small business owners can learn about new business techniques and opportunities - as well as a way to inform those attending in person, and watching virtually through live streaming, about what the Administration is doing to continue its support of small business growth and innovation and job creation.
What can you do?
Come be a part of the festivities and add your voice and experience to the already exciting list of events:
A Town Hall event hosted by SBA Administrator Karen Mills with online Q&A
The National Awards Luncheon honoring small business winners from each state
A forum to highlight the importance of using social media tools to grow and create jobs
A matchmaking event introducing small businesses to the federal procurement process
An exporting forum to help CEOs compete in the global marketplace
Award ceremonies for entrepreneurial development, lenders and business owners who have overcome a natural disaster