Jacksonville, FL. - National Small Business Week, the annual event hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration to recognize the nation’s top small businesses, entrepreneurs, small business advocates and champions, kicks off its activities May 12 in San Francisco. The celebrations will continue through May 16 with similar events in Kansas City, May 13; Boston, May 15; and Washington, D.C., May 15-16.
Activities in all four cities will feature national level speakers, workshops, expert panels on a variety of entrepreneurial topics, and business matchmaking opportunities. The national celebrations will culminate with the presentation of the National Small Business Person of the Year award in Washington. D.C., on May 16.
This year 40 non-profit and community partners have teamed up with SBA to help promote National Small Business Week and ensure that the week is a complete success. iStart Jax along with other organizations such as Goldman Sachs, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council, Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and many others are co-sponsoring the events.
Marice Hague, Director for Community Outreach for iStart Jax said “We are excited about the opportunity to help small businesses and initiatives reach out to early stage entrepreneurs and startups through iStart Jax. Entrepreneurial community can benefit from the number of programs that are being streamed online and available for online participation.”
This year’s online events will include educational webinars scheduled throughout the week as well as two live-streamed panels from New York City on Wednesday, May 14.
ivestream and online webinars accessible at http://www.sba.gov/nsbw/
For additional information on National Small Business Week, please visit http://www.sba.gov/smallbusinessweek
For list of Cosponsors, please visit http://www.sba.gov/nsbw/cosponsors