SBA Announces National Small Business Week

Release Date: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Release Number: 
18-02-SA
Advisory Date: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Advisory Number: 
18-02-SA
Contact: 
Sheree Coates (714) 560-7466 or Christopher Lorenzana (714) 560-7453

WASHINGTON – Today, the head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, Administrator Linda McMahon announced that this year’s National Small Business Week will be held from April 29 – May 5, 2018.  

McMahon will start the week in Washington, D.C., where she will recognize and award outstanding small business owners and Resource Partners from around the country. She will continue the week with a bus road show starting in Jacksonville, Fla. and then continue on to  South Carolina and North Carolina.  Each stop she will meet with small business owners, visit small businesses and hold roundtable discussions. Additionally, virtual events, recognition and educational opportunities throughout SBA’s 10 Regions and 68 Districts will be held throughout the week. 

Every year since 1963 SBA takes the opportunity to highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and others from across the nation through National Small Business Week. 

Entrepreneurs are being celebrated in every corner of the nation this year in honor of National Small Business Week.  The Orange County / Inland Empire District Office will be celebrating at an awards ceremony highlighting the contributions of local award winners from Orange County and the Inland Empire. The 55th Annual SBA Small Business Week Awards will be held on May 11, 2018 at the Disneyland Hotel Grand Ballroom.    There will be various activities and events throughout the month of May to highlight small businesses.

As events are finalized more details will be posted on www.sba.gov/NSBW

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About the U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 and is 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, and recover from disasters.  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. To learn more about SBA, visit www.sba.gov.

 

About the Orange County / Inland Empire District Office

The Orange County / Inland Empire District Office, under the leadership and vision of J. Adalberto Quijada, District Director, is responsible for the delivery of SBA programs and services in the Southern California counties of Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino.  Located in Santa Ana, the office and its staff facilitate understanding and access to SBA loan programs; coordinate and conduct hundreds of training sessions and special events annually such as matchmaking forums, loan fairs, and business plan competitions; and manage a portfolio of more than 100 businesses enrolled in the agency’s 8(a) business development program.