As part of National Small Business Week, the U.S. Small Business Administration and cosponsors will host all virtual events September 22-24, 2020. This year’s National Small Business Week activities will include numerous educational panels providing retooling and innovative practices for entrepreneurs as our nation’s small businesses look to pivot and recover, contributing to a stronger economy. The event will recognize the national award winners, including the naming of the National Small Business Person of the Year.

The National Small Business Week event schedule includes three days recognizing America’s outstanding entrepreneurs, shining a spotlight on the nation’s 30 million small businesses across the country.

Details and registration information will be posted on https://www.sba.gov/NSBW as events are finalized. 

Tuesday, September 22, 1 p.m. EDT – “Pride in America’s Small Businesses
Day’s events include:
National Small Business Week Welcome – SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza
Keynote Address
National Small Business Week Awards Presentations
 

Wednesday, September 23, 9 a.m. EDT– “Preparing for a stronger tomorrow: Recovery, Adaptation, and Innovation
Day’s events include:
Panel Discussion Series – America’s Strength, Learning to Pivot and Innovate
Mid-day Sessions – SBA’s Veteran Resources and Veteran Success Story Videos
 

Thursday, September 24, 9 a.m. EDT – “Preparing for a stronger tomorrow: Recovery, Adaptation, and Innovation
Day’s events include:
Panel Discussion Series – America’s Strength, Learning to Pivot and Innovate
Mid-day Sessions – The Business Landscape of today and Federal and Local Resources to Empower Small Businesses

About National Small Business Week

For more than 50 years, the U.S. Small Business Administration has celebrated National Small Business Week (NSBW), which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. This year is one unlike the half-century that has come before.

We are facing unique challenges together. However, American small businesses continue to play a central role in building a strong country, prepared for any obstacles in the future.

More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create nearly two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year. As part of NSBW, the SBA takes the opportunity to highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and others who support entrepreneurship from all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and U.S. territories. Additionally, this year’s NSBW will recognize the small businesses who have navigated the coronavirus pandemic while supporting their employees and communities. There will be a number of presenters providing retooling and innovative practices for entrepreneurs as our nation’s small businesses look to pivot and recover towards a stronger economy.

Every day, they’re working to grow small businesses, create 21st-century jobs, drive innovation, and increase America’s global competitiveness.