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National Small Business Week 2018 to Kick-off in the Nation’s Capital

Leading organizations join forces with SBA to make the week possible
Release Date: 
Friday, April 6, 2018
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WASHINGTON – National Small Business Week 2018 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 29-May 5 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. Every day they’re working to grow small businesses, create 21st century jobs, drive innovation, and increase America’s global competitiveness.

SBA Administrator Linda McMahon will personally present all the awards at a ceremony April 29-30 in Washington, D.C. and then will travel to events in Florida, South Carolina and North Carolina.

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



SCORE Association


Gold Cosponsor



Silver Cosponsors


Constant Contact




Bronze Cosponsors




Lockheed Martin

Main Street Hub

National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders (NAGGL)



UPS Store



For additional information on National Small Business Week, please visit




About the U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start and grow their businesses. It delivers services to people through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit


Cosponsorship Authorization #SBW2018 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.