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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.
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.
to Nomination Portal
Are you ready? Submit your nomination now. Deadline to submit is December 8, 2022 at 12PM. Learn
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.
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
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.
Simple Recipe for Social Media Success (11/16 at 10AM)
Crowdfunding to Fund New Innovations or Small Businesses (11/16 at 10AM)
2023 Marketing Strategy: 15 Essential Trends and Tricks! (11/16 at 12PM)
Money Sources – Learn about the process (11/17 at 1PM)
Me! All About The Elevator Pitch (11/17 at 1PM)
For No-Financial Folks (11/17 at 5:30PM)