The U.S. Small Business Administration plans to celebrate the resilience of America’s entrepreneurs during National Small Business Week with a three-day virtual conference featuring educational panels on how businesses can pivot and recover in a changing economy.
National Small Business Week, which kicks off Sept. 13, is a 50-year tradition that honors the contributions of the 31 million small business owners in the United States. However, the 2021 celebration takes on even greater significance because of the unique challenges small businesses are facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“This year we’ll be spotlighting the resilience of our nation’s entrepreneurs and the renewal of our small business economy as we build back better from this once-in-a-generation economic crisis,” said SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman.
The theme of the free, virtual conference Sept. 13 – 15 is “Celebrating Resilience and Renewal.” Educational panels will focus on the renewal of the small business economy and provide information to business owners looking to pivot and recover, including where to get expert business advice, learn new business strategies, and connect with industry experts, and network with other small business owners.
The complete schedule of events can be viewed online here.
To register for the National Small Business Week Virtual Summit and to participate in free summit workshops, visit www.sba.gov/national-small-business-week. All events will be live-streamed and will use the event hashtag #SmallBusinessWeek.