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SBA Touts Upcoming Small Business Week

Written by Jenna Weiner
Published: 3/25/2011

The SBA is promoting its Small Business Week in late May.

As the so-called engine of the economic recovery, small business news has been quite heavy as of recent, with both politicians and private sector leaders calling for greater aid.

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However, in an effort to celebrate everything the sector has achieved, the U.S. Small Business Administration is preparing for its National Small Business Week, which will be held May 18-20 in Washington, D.C.

The event will be centered around the theme "Empowering Entrepreneurs" and host events and educational forums to mark the 58th anniversary of the SBA and the 48th annual Small Business Week.

One of the most anticipated parts of the week will come as Small Business Person of the Year winners from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Guam arrive at the event. These business owners represent a diverse set of companies, ranging from a pediatric outpatient clinic to a technology solutions company, gourmet chocolate company and an educational publisher.

While the SBA is set to honor successful owners, it is still doing all it can to help those who continue to struggle. For example, the agency is currently looking to expand the definition of a "small business" to open up contracting opportunities to a greater number of companies.

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