National Small Business Weeks begins

With National Small Business Week running from Sunday, April 29th through Saturday May 5th, it's a week that recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs and small business owners from all across the 50 states and U.S. territories, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, released the following statement “applauding the entrepreneurial spirit of our nation’s small business owners who help strengthen our nation’s economy.”

Since 1963, the president of the United States has issued a proclamation calling for the celebration of National Small Business Week. This year National Small Business Week will be recognized from April 29-May 5 with national events planned in Washington, D.C, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina along with a three day virtual conference. The Washington, D.C. award ceremonies and workshops on digital commerce and social media will be livestreamed at www.facebook.com/sbagov. In addition, there will be a free Virtual Conference during National Small Business Week, May 1– May 3 between 12:30–6:30 p.m. EDT. The Virtual Conference offers all the best parts of an in-person conference, but without traveling. Virtual Conference viewers will be able to watch educational webinars, get free business advice and network with fellow business owners. Every year, National Small Business Week is made possible thanks in part to the support of cosponsors. “Millions of small business owners across the country work hard every day to create their own jobs while boosting America’s economy,” said Keith Hall, President and CEO. “Over 27 million self-employed and small business owners have stepped out of the unemployment line and into their own job. These unique and creative entrepreneurs are ensuring our country and economy remain strong.”

It's even a week that celebrates those that are self employed, but there is still work to be done.

The NASE just released a member survey on the impact the tax reform law had on the community.

“It is clear from our survey that we all must work harder to educate our small businesses on how to make the tax reform law work for them. There is significant confusion and an overall lack of understanding in the community on how this new law impacts their business, and it is essential they reinvest the savings back into the business operations in order to continue to fuel our national economy along Main Street.”