Presidential Proclamation Designates May 1-7 National Small Business Week

This Year’s Theme is ‘Building a Better America Through Entrepreneurship’

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Building a Better America through Entrepreneurship

(Columbia, SC) – The South Carolina Small Business Development Centers (SC SBDC), the state’s premier provider of business assistance to small business owners and entrepreneurs, announces the President of the United States has proclaimed May 1-7, 2022, National Small Business Week (NSBW) to recognize the critical contributions of the nation’s 32.5 million small business owners.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will host a free, four-day virtual summit from May 2 through May 5, which will provide participants access to critical federal resources, educational workshops and opportunities to connect with industry experts. This year’s theme, “Building a Better America through Entrepreneurship,” celebrates America’s entrepreneurs who are doing their part to power the nation’s historic economic comeback.

The SC SBDC will observe NSBW by saluting the resilience, ingenuity and creativity of South Carolina’s small businesses—which comprise 97 percent of the state’s private employers. One of the highlights will be an online ceremony hosted by the South Carolina SBA District Office, during which District Director Gregg White will announce the 2022 State Small Business Person of the Year and winners of other awards including Small Business Exporter of the Year and SBDC Excellence and Innovation Award.

 “Small businesses are creating 21st century jobs, driving innovation and enriching communities,” said SC SBDC State Director Michele Abraham. “The SC SBDC is committed to providing them the tools, training and resources they need to pivot when facing challenges, adapt to fluctuating market dynamics, seize new opportunities and continue delivering the products/services South Carolinians rely on daily.” 

Abraham added that the SC SBDC champions entrepreneurs in rural, suburban and urban communities across the Palmetto State to ensure the dream of starting and owning a thriving small business is within reach of every South Carolinian. Click here for more information about National Small Business Week or follow along on social media with #SmallBusinessWeek

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