The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is celebrating the 49th annual National Small Business Week from May 20-26. As a time to recognize the big contributions made by small businesses, the week-long recognition has been held annually since 1963 as a way for the president to recognize the nation’s growing number of small businesses and their importance to the economy. To date, there are 28 million American small businesses whose growth creates two out of every three new jobs in America.
At genConnect.com, we have experts with small business experiences of their own and with a wealth of advice to help other entrepreneurs grow their business. This month, we will highlight interviews with career and business leaders making a difference in the small business world.
Meanwhile, over the past three years, through the Recovery Act and the Small Business Jobs Act, the SBA has supported over $70 billion in lending to over 150,000 small businesses nationwide. And they are not alone. The Obama Administration has shown a deep belief in the economic importance of small business. President Obama’s America Jobs Act continues to support small businesses across the country with new tax relief, favorable treatment of investments, and rewards for hiring.
Many social networks have recognized the benefits of small business, too. Two months ago, Twitter announced that a select group of businesses who are American Express card members can start using Twitter’s new self-serve advertising platform. Additionally, Facebook has long been a dependable platform for entrepreneurs to grow their business.
Help us celebrate National Small Business Week by watching our expert videos below:
- What Big Corporations Can Learn From Small Businesses
- How Facebook Helps Small Businesses
- Helping Businesses Understand Customer Needs
- Protect Your Company’s Reputation
- 7 Hottest Social Media Trends for Business (SLIDESHOW)
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