The American Booksellers Association will be among the cosponsors of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s National Small Business Week (NSBW), this May 12 – 16. Founded in 1963, NSBW highlights the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and others. This year, events will take place across the country to engage the small business community and highlight their importance as innovators and job creators who strengthen the nation’s economy.
Interested booksellers can register online at sba.gov/smallbusinessweek, where additional information on National Small Business Week events will be made available.
Activities planned for this year’s celebration include forums and panels discussing trends in small business, business innovation, financing, and growth, as well as matchmaking events, networking opportunities, and award ceremonies.
The week will culminate in Washington, D.C., where the 2014 National Small Business Person of the Year will be named. Candidates from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico will be up for the award. Small business owners and their employees who attend will interact with federal government officials, local elected leaders, representatives from national businesses, and other small business experts.
The cities and dates for National Small Business Week in-person events are:
- San Francisco – May 12
- Kansas City – May 13
- Boston and Washington, D.C. – May 15
- Washington, D.C. – May 16