What is National Small Business Week (NSBW)?

Every year since 1963, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners.

More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year.

As part of National Small Business Week, the U.S. Small Business Administration takes the opportunity to highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and others from all 50 states and U.S. territories. Every day, they’re working to grow small businesses, create 21st century jobs, drive innovation, and increase America’s global competitiveness.

America’s SBDC is a resource partner of the Small Business Administration and a proud Co-Sponsor of National Small Business Week.

Facebook Live Event!

Start, Grow, Succeed

Insider’s Secrets from America’s Leading Small Business Guru and America’s SBDC network

In honor of National Small Business Week,

We are Featuring the expertise of our talented SBDC consultants and partnering with long-time SBDC network supporter Rhonda Abrams for a Facebook Live Event for National Small Business Week.

Read Rhonda's article about the Facebook Live event in USA Today: "Great Advice will be easy to get on Small Business Week"


President Trump Proclaims Small Business Week April 29 - May 5. Read all about it.

Senate Passes Risch, Cardin Resolution Designating April 29 - May as "National Small Business Week. Read all about it.

National Small Business Week Greeting from Congressman Steve Chabot, Chairman of the House Small Business Committee.  See it here.

Florida SBDC at UCF Client Named 2018 SBA National Exporter of the Year. Read all about it.

NSBW Awards

During National Small Business Week, SBA recognizes outstanding partners, entrepreneurs and small business owners from all across the 50 states and U.S. territories. Award Categories Include: Awards to SBA Resource Partners; Phoenix Awards for Disaster Recovery; Exporter of the Year; Federal Procurement Awards; Small Business Persons of the Year. Click here for a list of the 2018 National Winners, and click here for bios, pictures and more.


(See Pictures of the Awards Ceremony here)   


Meet the SBDC and SBDC Client Winners!


Serenity Gardner, COO, and Jason Gardner, VP of Marketing, SeaDek, National Small Business Exporter of the Year Award SeaDek is a client of the Florida SBDC at University of Central Florida.

Christopher Carl Weil, President & Owner, Weil Construction, Inc., Prime Contractor of the Year Weil Construction, Inc. is a client of the New Mexico SBDC

Janice Goldsmith Jucker, President, and Robert Brian Jucker, Vice President, Three Brothers Bakery, Inc., Phoenix Award for Outstanding Small Business Disaster Recovery Three Brothers Bakery, Inc. is a client of the America’s SBDC – Texas Gulf Coast Network

Boulder, Colorado SBDC, National SBDC Excellence and Innovation Award

NSBW Events

Participate in this free, online conference to listen to practiced advice on current business strategies, meet other business owners, and chat with industry experts! The Virtual Conference offers all the best parts of an in-person conference, but without the hassle of traveling. Learn more.

Find out what your local SBDC is doing to celebrate NSBW – click here to contact them.