Washington, April 27, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today the US Small Business Administration announced the official co-sponsors and schedule for its 2022 National Small Business Week (NSBW) Virtual Summit, themed “Building a Better America Through Entrepreneurship,” to be held May 2-5, 2022. National Small Business Week events are made possible each year thanks in part to the support from co-sponsors.
Longtime co-host of National Small Business Week SCORE provides mentoring services to entrepreneurs across America to help them achieve the American dream of business ownership. As an SBA Resource Partner, SCORE also provides guidance, real-world insights, and practical tools and resources to entrepreneurs looking to start or grow resilient businesses.
“Small business owners need resources and support to realize their entrepreneurial dreams,” said Bridget Weston, CEO of SCORE. “SCORE is proud to co-sponsor the National Small Business Week Virtual Summit with the SBA to connect America’s small businesses to the important information, tools and guidance they need to succeed now and for years to come.”
Visa USA Inc. played a leading role in National Small Business Week 2022 as a platinum-level sponsor.
“Visa believes that digital advancements are driving inclusion and access in ways the world could not have foreseen just a few years ago,” said Veronica Fernandez, senior vice president, regional head of business solutions for North America, Visa. “Participating in National Small Business Week is an opportunity to continue investing in and supporting small businesses as part of our mission to be a network that works for everyone, everywhere.”
The following NSBW Cosponsors have joined the SBA in celebrating and honoring the nation’s 32.5 million small businesses for their critical role in our nation’s historic economic comeback as we pivot and continue to build a better America:
Platinum Level Sponsor
Visa USA Inc.
Gold Level Sponsors
Google, LLCT-Mobile USA, Inc.
Silver Level Sponsors
Amazon.co.uk Services, LLCConstant Contact, Inc. JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Meta Platforms, Inc.Samsung Electronics America, Inc. Square, Inc. Vistage Worldwide, Inc.
Bronze Level Sponsors
ADP, Inc. Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. Lockheed Martin CorporationLumen Technologies (CenturyLink)Zebra Technologies
During this year’s NSBW Virtual Summit, business owners will also be able to participate in forums to get advice and connect with industry experts, learn about federal tools and resources, and get essential information. needed to seize new opportunities, help strengthen our supply chains, and provide the products and services that Americans depend on.
The schedule is subject to change.
Monday, May 2, 2022
Welcome to National Small Business Week Isabella Casillas Guzman, Administrator SBABridget Weston, CEO of SCORES your small business success with e-commerce End of the day session – Good Ideas lead to big impact
Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Morning Sessions: Presenting the Economic Outlook Live with Michael Brown, Senior U.S. Economist VisaSell More with an Engaging Email Marketing Strategy Midday Session: Empowering a Hybrid Workforce: Business and Technology Best Practices for Unlocking Productivity and ProfitsEnd of Day Sessions: Your Next Level Business – How to Build a Foundation that Lasts Securing Your Business Capital
Wednesday, May 4, 2022:
Fireside Chat with SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman and U.S. Visa Manager Kimberly LawrenceMorning Session: A 5G Future: Technology to Transform Business Build Authentic Relationships and Grow Your BusinessEnd of Day Sessions: Embrace the Employee RevolutionGrow Your Sales: Global Entrepreneurs Share Exporting Success Stories and Tips
Thursday, May 5, 2022 – Last Day of Virtual Programming and Virtual Winners Celebration
Opening Remarks – Isabella Casillas Guzman, SBA AdministratorPresenting the 2022 National Award Winners
The SBA has also partnered with federal agencies to ensure that small businesses and start-ups get the resources they need to continue innovating and delivering the products and services they depend on. These include:
US Department of Defense – Office of Small Business Programs (DOD SBP)US Federal Trade Commission (FTC)Internal Revenue Service (IRS)US Department of Agriculture (USDA FSA) – Farm Service AgencyU.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA)Office of Compliance Initiatives (OCI)US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)US Postal Service (USPS)US Veterans Administration (VA OSDBU) – Office of Small Business and Disadvantaged Business Utilization
Participation is free, but registration is compulsory. To visit sba.gov/NSBW to register for National Small Business Week and other event information. All events will be streamed live and will use the #SmallBusinessWeek event hashtag.
Details and information will be published on https://www.sba.gov/NSBW that the events are finalized.
Co-Sponsorship Authorization # 22-1-C. SBA’s participation in this co-sponsored activity does not constitute an endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of any co-sponsor or other person or entity. All SBA programs and services are offered to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.
About National Small Business Week
For nearly 60 years, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the vital contributions of American entrepreneurs and small business owners. More than half of Americans own or work for a small business, and they create about two out of three new jobs in the United States each year. As part of National Small Business Week, the US Small Business Administration is taking the opportunity to recognize the impact of exceptional entrepreneurs, small business owners and others in all 50 US states and territories. Every day, they work to grow small businesses, create 21st century jobs, spur innovation, and increase America’s global competitiveness.
SCORE, the largest national network of volunteer mentors and business experts, is dedicated to helping small businesses start, grow and achieve their goals. Since 1964, SCORE has provided training and mentorship to over 11 million entrepreneurs. SCORE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and a resource partner of the US Small Business Administration (SBA).
About the United States Small Business Administration
The United States Small Business Administration helps fuel the American dream of business ownership. As the single, go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA gives entrepreneurs and small business owners the resources and support they need to start, grow, or grow their business, or recover from a declared crisis. disaster. It provides services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov
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