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National Small Business Week Awards & more


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Illustration of a trophy with text, 2023 National Small Business Week Awards. Now accepting nominations. The SBA logo is included.

Submit your Nomination in 3 Easy Steps

Step 1

Learn More about the Awards

For over 50 years, National Small Business Week has recognized the outstanding achievements of America’s small businesses for their contributions to their local communities, and to our nation’s economy.

Step 2

Check Out the Complete Guidelines

To be nominated and receive one of the local awards, the small business nominee must fit within the category of the award, demonstrate success in business and complete and submit the required nomination package information. 

Step 3

Go to Nomination Portal

Are you ready? Submit your nomination now. Deadline to submit is December 8, 2022 at 12PM.  Learn more

 

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Small Business Facts: Reasons for Being an Owner

While there are multiple reasons to own a small business, most owners cite a desire to be their own boss and make more money as principal reasons for owning a business. Self-employment is largely driven by opportunity, with 56% of owners with employees saying that starting a business was the best avenue to make their own products. The top reason for women to become business owners is work-life balance. The reasons to own a business have not changed much over time, with data from 2019 matching 2014 results.  Learn more

 

Photo of two people with the following text, National Apprenticeship Week, November 14-20, 2022. The SBA logo is at the bottom.

 

Small businesses are struggling to attract and keep talent.  The Department of Labor Apprenticeship programs help employers recruit, build and retain a highly skilled workforce. Learn more

 

One person standing and three people sitting with the following text, upcoming events. The SBA logo is at the bottom.

Small Business Training Events

SBA and its resource partners – SCORE, Small Business Development Centers, Women’s Business Centers, and Veterans Business Outreach Center – continually offer training and educational programs. A sample is highlighted below, and the full calendar of training programs and webinars is found at San Francisco District Office (SFDO) Upcoming Events link.

A Simple Recipe for Social Media Success (11/16 at 10AM)

Using Crowdfunding to Fund New Innovations or Small Businesses (11/16 at 10AM)

Your 2023 Marketing Strategy: 15 Essential Trends and Tricks! (11/16 at 12PM)

Finding Money Sources – Learn about the process (11/17 at 1PM)

Convince Me! All About The Elevator Pitch (11/17 at 1PM)

Finance For No-Financial Folks (11/17 at 5:30PM)

 

SFDO Upcoming Events

 

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