National Small Business Week – A Tribute To All Small Business Owners
Every year since 1963, the President of the United States has issued a declaration announcing National Small Business Week to honor the outstanding contributions of small business owners and entrepreneurs in the United States of America. This nationwide celebration aims to offer a national recognition to the achievements of entrepreneurs, top small businesses and business advocates, acknowledging their importance
in economic intensification of the country.
Concept and Theme
The head of the US Small Business Administration (SBA), Maria Conteras-Sweet announces that in the year 2015 National Small Business Week will be held from May 4 – May 8, 2015. She states "National Small Business Week is a chance to honor our nation's 28 million small businesses and renew our commitment to fostering the entrepreneurial spirit that is central to the American experience".
This year the theme is "Dream Big, Start Small." The year 2015 marks the celebration of 52nd National Small Business Week in the US.
President Obama Proclaims 2015 National Small Business Week
In his proclamation announcing May 4-8 as National Small Business Week, President Barack Obama recognizes America's small businesses as "the backbone of our economy, employing half of our country's private sector workforce and creating nearly two out of every three new jobs in our country."
The president showing his concern for the entrepreneurs says "We are focused on injecting capital into emerging, entrepreneurial communities, supporting ventures operated by women, veterans, and underserved populations. And we continue to work to open new markets for small exporters because we know trade promotion bolsters our small businesses and their employees."
He draws an end to the proclamation stating "Our small businesses represent what is best about our Nation – the idea that with determination and responsibility, anyone can build a better life for themselves and their loved ones.
There are many good reasons to celebrate the event.
You will be amazed to learn that more than half of the US people either work for or own a small business and the best part is they generate potential employment opportunity. Actually, there are around 20 to 30 million small businesses in America. And they employ about 60 percent of the workforce of the nation. According to SBA "small businesses were responsible for creating two million of the three million new jobs
in the U.S. in 2014".
Moreover, about 54 percent of US sales take place at small businesses. In addition, the small businesses pay about 44 percent of the nation's payrolls. Another vital point that deserves a special mention is that the small business owners in US donate 250 percent more to nonprofits and charities when compared to larger corporations.
Our Inspiring Story – A Glimpse
Don't you find this eventful celebration recognizing the effort of small businesses quite inspiring? Then tell us what you think it takes to grow from a budding entrepreneur to a flourishing business enterprise? We can tell you since we know what determination and dedication are required to pursue passion.
SBR Technologies started its journey in 2007 as a promising entrepreneur with many dreams to accomplish over time. It requires persistence, hard work and a positive attitude to succeed as an entrepreneur and then only you can dream big. There were obstacles, failures, highs and lows but we never dwelt on the negatives. Our willingness and passion to achieve success help us to spread our wings and we gradually developed into a flourishing business consulting company. At present we offer plethora of software business solutions to global client. We constantly look out for new innovations and enhance our industry expertise to boost our company performance. We aspire to grow even bigger.
Let us take a look at the celebration of the week-long event.
To celebrate the National Small Business Week, the US Small Business Administration will host events from May 4 – May 8 in selected US cities. This year small business events will take place at Los Angeles, Miami, Washington, D.C., and New York City. At these events, the US Small Business Administration will honor the top small businesses and business leaders in respective areas.
In order to become eligible for the honor, applicants need nominations, either from any professional trade group, or a business organization or any other business owner. The nominees need to undergo a stringent review process to become the winner. Nominees are chosen by SBA based on their perseverance, longevity, an increase in employee headcount and contributions that they make to the community.
Finally, on May 8 in Washington, the National Small Business Person of The Year will be recognized and awarded. SBA will select the national winner from among the 54 states and regional winners.
The Six Finalists
Here are the six finalists who have been nominated to win the title of National Small Business Person of
the Year 2015:
- Missouri Star Quilt Company
- OnForce Solar
- Craig Technologies
- San Antonio Broker Services
- American Document Services
- The ELOCEN Group, LLC
Even after the National Small Business Week is over, SBA will continue to identify and honor small businesses within its 68 districts and 10 regions.
So be inspired and celebrate with the nation's entrepreneurs!
SBR Technologies Celebrates National Small Business Week Offering 25 % Concession on All Its Services
We are celebrating the National Small Business Week by making our services more affordable. We have announced a 25% off on all our services, which include web application, mobility solutions, cloud services, digital marketing, integration services, big data solution, Microsoft technologies services, API management and development and software testing solution.
The sole objective of our initiative is to make our solutions budget-friendly so that small businesses could also afford our quality services. However, the drop in our service rate does not imply that we will compromise with the quality of our work. Our approach will only enable the entrepreneurs to hire experienced and talented company resources having in-depth industry expertise at a reasonable rate. And
this will facilitate small businesses to grow and flourish. Our objective is to support small businesses with our cost-effective solutions.
What will you do to celebrate the National Small Business Week? Share with us in the comment.