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Small Business Week

Could This Be The Key To Closing The Gender Pay Gap?

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 05.12.2015 | Women

It's no secret that full-time working women trail their male counterparts in average annual earnings. According to the White House, women make just 77...

4 Unexpected Truths in Entrepreneurship

Damian Bazadona | Posted 05.08.2015 | Business
Damian Bazadona

As National Small Business Week draws to a close, there is no time like the present to reflect on the advice I've collected, from life experiences and an incredibly supportive mentor base, in my years as the founder and president of a digital marketing agency.

Choose Small: Why Small Businesses Deserve Our Support

Gail Goodman | Posted 05.04.2015 | Small Business
Gail Goodman

If you hadn't heard yet, May 4th-8th is National Small Business Week! At Constant Contact, every week is Small Business Week. But we especially love this week for the national spotlight it shines on small businesses.

How to Succeed in Business: the First Steps

Jack Nadel | Posted 07.30.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

I'll begin where the majority of successful entrepreneurs begin--"follow your passion." It may be a shopworn phrase, but this advice is as valid today for how to succeed in business as it was a hundred years ago, and it has certainly proven true for me.

Celebrating Small Business Week

Patricia G. Greene | Posted 07.20.2014 | Small Business
Patricia G. Greene

Wearing the hats of Babson faculty member, Academic Director of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, and federally appointed member of the SBA's advisory board for the SBDC programs, this night just really worked.

National Small Business Week 2014: Women-owned Small Businesses Are Making Strides

Akoshia Yoba | Posted 05.13.2014 | Small Business
Akoshia Yoba

Today marks the launch of National Small Business Week -- a series of cross-country events featuring entrepreneurship forums on business start-up and ...

Five Essential Tips for Small Business Data Security

Guy Chiarello | Posted 05.13.2014 | Small Business
Guy Chiarello

While marketing and promotion strategies can accomplish the first two, are small businesses really doing enough to protect their customers' data and reassure them that their personal information is safe?

The Audacity of Audacity: Entrepreneurs Must Be Crazy

Morra Aarons-Mele | Posted 08.20.2013 | Small Business
Morra Aarons-Mele

If I had one request for leaders during this Small Business Week, it would be for successful businesspeople -- those with assets, experience and networks - to encourage a small business owner to embrace audacity and think big.

It's Small Business Week! Here's 5 Ways To Show Your Support

Forbes | Ty Kiisel | Posted 06.19.2013 | Small Business

Forbes Since 1963 when President John F. Kenney first officially introduced Small Business Week, every president has signed the proclamation to rec...

So Long Cash Register, Hello Innovation

David Marcus | Posted 06.17.2013 | Small Business
David Marcus

The American shopper has drastically changed their habits in just a few years. People are mobile and so are their shopping behaviors whether they are paying online, at home, walking down the street or in the physical store.

5 Things I Learned At National Small Business Week

The Huffington Post | Rieva Lesonsky | Posted 06.01.2012 | Small Business

Every year since 1963, when President John F. Kennedy first made it official, the Small Business Administration has saluted the nation’s top busines...

How About National BIG Business Week?

Gene Marks | Posted 07.23.2012 | Small Business
Gene Marks

It's the big companies in this country that are truly the engines of our economic growth. It may be politically correct to celebrate the little guy. But it's the big guy who should be receiving the attention.

National Small Business Week: Main Street Means Business

Fred R. Becker, Jr. | Posted 07.22.2012 | Small Business
Fred R. Becker, Jr.

Even as recent headlines detail yet one more investment debacle at a behemoth Wall Street bank, small businesses and credit unions continue to carry the water for America's communities and ultimately, our entire nation's economic well-being.

Finding Purpose in Small Business Week

Nelson Davis | Posted 07.26.2011 | Business
Nelson Davis

Your purpose not only helps define what you do, it also helps you separate the wheat from the chaff. Decide what really counts and do that as much as you can.

Debt Ceiling Is A Big Issue for Small Business

John Arensmeyer | Posted 07.20.2011 | Business
John Arensmeyer

With each passing day that we don't vote to raise the limit, economic uncertainty grows, and uncertainty has real consequences for small business owners.

Another Great Small Business Investment: Mamma Chia

Dal LaMagna | Posted 07.19.2011 | Business
Dal LaMagna

Though I am still suffering from my addiction to trading in the stock market, I continue to celebrate Small Business Week by announcing my recent investments in small business.