National Small Business Week: April 30 – May 6th
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As the American small business community celebrates National Small Business Week from April 30th through May 6th, Keith Hall, president and CEO National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation's leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, today applauded our nation’s smallest businesses for the record breaking pace of new small business applications submitted to the Small Business Administration (SBA) over the course of the last two years.
“The surge of small businesses, including new operations and existing businesses who are expanding and growing, signals the strength, resilience and determination of the American entrepreneur joining our ranks who are slowly reshaping the American workforce,” Keith Hall, president and CEO National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation's leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses. “As we applaud the new and existing entrepreneurs, it is an opportunity for all of us to show our appreciation and support by shopping small and local this week.”
Over the past 20 years, the National Association for the Self-Employed supports the small business community through advocating for strong self-employment economic policies, as well as financial support to its small business members. NASE has awarded over $1,000,000 since the inception of the association’s Growth Grant program. NASE continues to offer an expanded quarterly Growth Grant program to its small business members on a rolling basis. The association also hosts a variety of free informational services from the NASE Minute on small business advice and guidance to “Ask the Experts” where members have 24-hour outreach to experts in various fields from accounting to legal advice.
“It is also a reminder for our policymakers in Washington to continue to support our small business community by adopting ‘pro-small employer, anti-red tape’ policies designed to surgically target small businesses while considering the unique attributes and challenges of our community. Now is the time for bipartisanship when it comes to lifting-up the entrepreneurial spirit of America’s small business community,” concluded Hall.