Small Business Week

SBA Announces Official Co-sponsors of National Small Business Week 2021

Co-sponsors highlight and elevate small businesses during three-day educational event September 13-15

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced the co-sponsors for National Small Business Week (NSBW), a virtual summit spotlighting the resilience of America’s entrepreneurs and the renewal of the small business economy as they build back better from the economic crisis brought on by the pandemic. This year’s Gold co-sponsor, Visa U.S.A. Inc., along with Silver and Bronze level co-sponsors, provides the resources to make this recognition week possible. 

Every year, National Small Business Week events are made possible, in part, due to the support of companies and organizers who serve as co-sponsors. The following co-sponsors have joined the SBA to help celebrate National Small Business Week 2021 and honor the nation’s 32.5 million small businesses for their perseverance, ingenuity, triumphs, and creativity: 

NSBW Co-sponsors




  • Visa U.S.A. Inc.


  • Services, LLC
  • Constant Contact, Inc.
  • Facebook, Inc.
  • Google, LLC
  • MetLife
  • Square, Inc.


  • ADP, Inc.
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • T-Mobile USA, Inc.
  • The UPS Store, Inc.
  • Zebra Technologies

With this year’s theme of celebration of resilience and renewal, NSBW events will provide a forum where business owners will be able to get expert advice, learn new business strategies, connect with industry experts, and meet other business owners.

To register for this free event to participate in the summit sessions, please visit All events will be live-streamed and will use the event hashtag #SmallBusinessWeek.

Details and information will be posted on as events are finalized.

National Small Business Week to Kick-off September 22-24

SBA Hosts Virtual Event to Honor America’s Small Businesses

WASHINGTON – Today, Jovita Carranza, Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, announced the kick-off for National Small Business Week. The virtual event, rescheduled from May due to the coronavirus pandemic, will be held September 22-24. National Small Business Week honors the nation’s small businesses, many of which are veteran, women and minority-owned, for their achievements and dedication to their communities. This year’s National Small Business Week activities will include numerous educational panels providing retooling and innovative practices for entrepreneurs as our nation’s small businesses look to pivot and recover toward a stronger economy. The event will recognize the national award winners, including the naming of this year’s National Small Business Person of the Year.

“I am thrilled to host SBA’s virtual National Small Business Week ceremony and provide this opportunity to recognize inspiring entrepreneurs from across the country for their innovation, and in many cases this year, resilience,” said SBA Administrator Carranza. “This year, we will spotlight America’s outstanding small businesses and their stories of perseverance and their ability to pivot and overcome adversity.  This event will also feature many educational forums that will inspire entrepreneurs around the country as they recover and sustain their operations.”

National Small Business Week will also recognize small business advocates for their involvement in disaster recovery, government contracting, and their support for small businesses and entrepreneurship.  Awards will be presented to SBA partners in financial and entrepreneurial development, including top SCORE Chapter, Small Business Development Center, Women’s Business Center, and Veterans Business Outreach Center.

For registration and additional information on National Small Business Week, please visit

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