BABSON PARTNERS WITH SBA FOR NATIONAL SMALL BUSINESS WEEK

40 Non-Profit and Community Partners Provide Support to SBA

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – (SBA.GOV) National Small Business Week, the annual event hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration to recognize the nation’s top small businesses, entrepreneurs, small business advocates and champions, kicks off its activities May 12 in San Francisco.  The celebrations will continue through May 16 with similar events in Kansas City, May 13; Boston, May 15; and Washington, D.C., May 15-16.
 
Activities in all four cities will feature national level speakers, workshops, expert panels on a variety of entrepreneurial topics and business matchmaking opportunities. The national celebrations will culminate with the presentation of the National Small Business Person of the Year award in Washington. D.C., on May 16.
 
This year 40 non-profit and community partners have teamed up with SBA to help promote National Small Business Week and ensure that the week is a complete success:
 Accion East
 Alliance for Multicultural Entrepreneurs
 American Booksellers Association
 America's Small Business Development Centers
 Asian Business Association
 Association of Women's Business Centers
 Babson College
 Business Forward
 California Association of Microenterprise Opportunity
 The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University
 Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses
 Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities
 International Franchise Association
 iStart Jax
 Latin Business Association
 Latina Style Magazine
 MicroMentor
 Minority Business Roundtable
 National Association for the Self-Employed
 National Association of Development Companies
 National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders
 National Association of Professional Employer Organizations
 National Black MBA Association
 National Federation of Independent Business
 National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
 National League of Cities
 National Small Business Association
 National Urban League
 Native American Contractors Association
 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council
 Small Business Investors Alliance
 Small Business Legislative Committee
 Small Business Majority
 Small Business Minnesota
 The Latino Coalition
 US Black Chamber
 US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
 Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce
 Women Impacting Public Policy
 Women in Diversified Services 

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By Lindsey Cunningham, lcunningham@babson.edu, 781-239-4548 | 05/07/2014 04:00