National Small Business Week 2017 to Kick-off in the Nation’s Capital

Leading organizations join forces with SBA to make the week possible
Release Date: 
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Release Number: 
Terry Sutherland (202) 205-6919

WASHINGTON – National Small Business Week 2017 kicks off at the end of this month with an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. where national award winners including the naming of this year’s national Small Business Person of the Year will be recognized and awarded for their achievements.

National Small Business Week is being held from April 30-May 6 and is an annual event hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration to recognize the nation’s top small businesses, entrepreneurs, small business advocates and champions.

In addition to the awards ceremony April 30 – May 1 in Washington, D.C. with SBA Administrator Linda McMahon, a roadshow will take place in cities around the country, and several online events.

Events throughout National Small Business Week are made possible thanks in part to the support of leading companies and organizers who serve as cosponsors.

Today, SBA announced the first wave of national cosponsors:


SCORE Association

Silver Cosponsors


Constant Contact





Bronze Cosponsors




Lockheed Martin


National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders (NAGGL)



Additional cosponsors will be announced leading up to the week.

Many events throughout the week will be live-streamed on SBA’s website. The event hashtag is #SmallBusinessWeek. For additional information on National Small Business Week, please visit


About the Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 and since January 13, 2012 has served as a Cabinet-level agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.  The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses.  Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, the SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam.

Cosponsorship Authorization #SBW2017 SBA’s participation in this cosponsored activity is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of any Cosponsor or other person or entity. All SBA/SCORE programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.