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.
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About National Small Business Week:
As part of National Small Business Week, the U.S. Small Business Administration takes the opportunity to highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and others from all 50 states and U.S. territories. Every day, they’re working to grow small businesses, create 21st-century jobs, drive innovation, and increase America’s global competitiveness.
About the U.S. Small Business Administration:
The U.S. Small Business Administration helps power the American dream of business ownership. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow, expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov.
About the South Carolina Small Business Development Centers (SC SBDC):
Twenty South Carolina Small Business Development Centers (SC SBDC) located throughout the state’s 46 counties offer no-fee individual, confidential business consulting. Highly trained consultants assist both existing and startup companies by providing a variety of services including business plan development, fiscal and operations management, human resources, financing options, marketing strategies and much more. In addition, the SC SBDC conducts a variety of affordable educational workshops and connects clients with useful business resources. Specialized services include government contracting, exporting, technology commercialization, veterans’ business assistance, cybersecurity and minority outreach. Visit SCSBDC.com to find a center and make an appointment. Follow us at facebook.com/SCSBDC and on Twitter @SCSBDC.
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