WASHINGTON — The Small Business Administration (SBA) has rescheduled National Small Business Week activities — originally set in May but postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic — for Sept. 22-24 in a virtual format.
National Small Business Week is designed to recognize the nation's small business owners, many of whom are veterans, women and minorities, for their achievements and dedication to their communities, the SBA said.
This year's activities will include numerous educational panels providing retooling and innovative practices for entrepreneurs as the nation's small businesses look to pivot and recover toward a stronger economy, the SBA said.
The event will recognize the national award winners, including the naming of this year's National Small Business Person of the Year, and also honor small business advocates for their involvement in disaster recovery, government contracting and support for small businesses and entrepreneurship.
SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza said this annual event provides the SBA with the opportunity "to recognize inspiring entrepreneurs from across the country for their innovation, and in many cases this year, resilience.
"This year, we will spotlight America's outstanding small businesses and their stories of perseverance and their ability to pivot and overcome adversity. This event will also feature many educational forums that will inspire entrepreneurs around the country as they recover and sustain their operations."
Awards will be presented to SBA partners in financial and entrepreneurial development, including top SCORE Chapter, Small Business Development Center, Women's Business Center, and Veterans Business Outreach Center.
For registration and additional information on National Small Business Week, visit sba.gov/NSBW.