Recovery, Adaptation, and Innovation is the theme of the National Small Business Week 3-Day Virtual Conference, hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration. This virtual conference is an opportunity to meet other business owners and get expert advice. Attend this free, online conference to meet our 2020 small business winners from across the country, learn new business strategies, meet other business owners, and talk with industry experts!
NSBW Virtual Conference Schedule:
Tuesday, September 22 | 1:00 p.m. EDT – 4:00 p.m. EDT
Opening ceremony and presentation of the National Small Business Award Winners, including the National Small Business Person of the Year.
Wednesday, September 23 & Thursday, September 24 | 9:00 a.m. EDT – 4:00 p.m. EDT
Educational presentations and panel discussions that help both new and existing businesses to recover, adapt, and innovate in this challenging time.
Jovita Carranza, Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, announced the kick-off for National Small Business Week. The virtual event, rescheduled from May due to the coronavirus pandemic, will be held on September 22-24. National Small Business Week honors the nation’s small businesses, many of which are veteran, women, and minority-owned, for their achievements and dedication to their communities. 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 toward a stronger economy. The event will recognize the national award winners, including the naming of this year’s National Small Business Person of the Year.
“I am thrilled to host SBA’s virtual National Small Business Week ceremony and provide this opportunity to recognize inspiring entrepreneurs from across the country for their innovation, and in many cases this year, resilience,” said SBA Administrator Carranza. “This year, we will spotlight America’s outstanding small businesses and their stories of perseverance and their ability to pivot and overcome adversity. This event will also feature many educational forums that will inspire entrepreneurs around the country as they recover and sustain their operations.”
National Small Business Week will also recognize small business advocates for their involvement in disaster recovery, government contracting, and their support for small businesses and entrepreneurship. Awards will be presented to SBA partners in financial and entrepreneurial development, including top SCORE Chapter, Small Business Development Center, Women’s Business Center, and Veterans Business Outreach Center.
For registration and additional information on National Small Business Week, please visit sba.gov/NSBW .