SBA Announces 2013 National Small Business Week

Release Date: 
Friday, March 22, 2013
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Advisory Number: 
Cecelia Taylor, (202) 401-3059

The Portland District Office will honor Oregon’s award winners at a luncheon on May 20, 2013. 

“Small Business Week is a time to recognize the hard work and dedication of local businesses and entrepreneurs and to acknowledge the impact they have on our community,” said Acting District Director Robert DuCotè. “We are looking forward to celebrating our local award winners here in May.” 

“Roughly 99.7% of employers across the country are small business owners representing more than 27 million small businesses,” said Regional Administrator Calvin Goings. “They deserve our support and recognition year-round, and it’s a privilege to be able to honor them and highlight their successes through National Small Business Week.” 

Week-long, cross-country events to feature tools & ideas to start or grow your business;

National Small Business Person of the Year at D.C. Event

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration is proud to announce that its signature event, National Small Business Week, will be held June 17th through June 21st. This year’s events will take place all across the country and feature exciting and informative events designed to help small businesses start, grow and succeed. 

This year’s activities will include forums discussing the small business landscape, business coaching services, matchmaking events as well as networking opportunities and award ceremonies. The week’s events culminate in Washington where the 2013 National Small Business Person of the Year will be announced. Candidates from all 50 states and territories will be competing for the award.  And all small businesses that attend will interact with federal government officials, local elected leaders, representatives from national businesses and other small business experts. 

The locations and dates for National Small Business Week are: 

  • Seattle - June 17
  • Dallas - June 18
  • St. Louis - June 19
  • Pittsburgh - June 20 
  • Washington, D.C. - June 21

In addition to the in-person events, National Small Business Week will also feature daily online forums that will focus on subjects such as exporting and access to capital.  All events will be live-streamed on SBA’s website,

For more information, including a complete list of events and locations and how to register to attend, please visit