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40 Non-profit and Community Partners team up with SBA for National Small Business Week 2014

Release Date: 
Monday, May 5, 2014
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David Hall (202) 205-6697

WASHINGTON, D.C. – National Small Business Week, the annual event hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration to recognize the nation’s top small businesses, entrepreneurs, small business advocates and champions, kicks off its activities May 12 in San Francisco. The celebrations will continue through May 16 with similar events in Kansas City, May 13; Boston, May 15; and Washington, D.C., May 15-16.

Activities in all four cities will feature national level speakers, workshops, expert panels on a variety of entrepreneurial topics, and business matchmaking opportunities. The national celebrations will culminate with the presentation of the National Small Business Person of the Year award in Washington. D.C., on May 16.

This year 40 non-profit and community partners have teamed up with SBA to help promote National Small Business Week and ensure that the week is a complete success:


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Alliance for Multicultural Entrepreneurs
American Booksellers Association
America's Small Business Development Centers
Asian Business Association
Association of Women's Business Centers
Babson College
Business Forward
California Association of Microenterprise Opportunity
The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses
Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities
International Franchise Association
iStart Jax
Latin Business Association
Latina Style Magazine
Minority Business Roundtable
National Association for the Self-Employed
National Association of Development Companies
National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders
National Association of Professional Employer Organizations
National Black MBA Association
National Federation of Independent Business
National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
National League of Cities
National Small Business Association
National Urban League
Native American Contractors Association
Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council
Small Business Investors Alliance
Small Business Legislative Committee
Small Business Majority
Small Business Minnesota
The Latino Coalition
US Black Chamber
US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce
Women Impacting Public Policy
Women in Diversified Services


For additional information on National Small Business Week, please visit