National Small Business Week is celebrated during the first week of May every year and takes place from May 1 to 7 this year. This week aims to honor the entrepreneurs of our country who have played their part in bringing new ideas to life and growing our economy.
Different events are hosted in different places, and top entrepreneurs from every state are given awards for their performances. Apart from recognizing the top entrepreneurs, the goal of this week is also to encourage small business owners to learn online marketing skills and strategies to scale up their business operations.
In 1963, after the proclamation from President John F. Kennedy, the first National Small Business Week was created. After this inaugural celebration, the week became an annual practice to encourage and inspire small business owners to seek training and learn from the success stories of top performers. The goal was for newer business owners can emulate the same practices to ensure their own success.
There are 31 million small businesses in the U.S., which roughly make up around 99% of all the businesses in the country and provide 60% – 70% of net new jobs. If you are a small business owner, you are a Superhero, and I want to invite you to three special events I’m hosting this week to help you grow your business.
#1. Tuesday, May 3, 2022, at Noon ET: Ask SmallBizLady Live
Melinda Emerson will be answering your small business questions live on LinkedIn Live. Use this link: https://www.linkedin.com/video/event/urn:li:ugcPost:6925550869237096448/ to join the conversation. You can also submit a question in advance at [email protected]
#2. Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at 1 pm ET: National Small Business Week Edition of SmallBizChat Live
Join me as I feature Small Business Expert and Author Barry Moltz, Lifestyle CEO Donna Maria, and Business Strategist and Speaker Coach Misty Megia. www.facebook.com/smallbizlady. The show will be broadcast live on SmallBizLady’s Facebook Page and YouTube.
#3.Thursday, May 5, 2022, at 5 pm ET: National Small Business Week Free Webinar Sponsored by Ruby.
Join me for my webinar How to Sell and Market Online. We’ll discuss where to sell, and how to build an online brand and drive sales without ads. Click here to reserve your spot today.
This celebration of America’s small businesses comes around once a year, so we should all soak it in. I can’t wait to see you live.