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Get ready for #SFSBW by celebrating National Small Business Week! May 1-7 #DreamSmallBiz

Every year, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year.

While San Francisco Small Business Week falls unders the National Small Business Week umbrella, it is held a few weeks after. So, check out everything happening this week for National Small Business Week nationally and in Oakland and San Jose (May 1-7). And then get ready for the largest Small Business Week celebration in the country happening in San Francisco (May 21-28) in just a few weeks!


National Small Business Week (May 1-7)
To honor, elevate and celebrate the entrepreneurs behind our small businesses, the US SBA is hosting many free, inspiring and educational events throughout its 10 regions and 68 districts during NSBW. The SBA in applauding the entrepreneurial spirit of our nation’s small-business owners, offering free workshops, webinars and other events throughout the week, to spread the word via social media, the hashtag is #DreamSmallBiz. For more information go to

Oakland Small Business Week (May 1-7)

The City of Oakland will mark National Small Business Week (May 1-7) with a variety of workshops and events. Join us as they celebrate Oakland’s vibrant small businesses and nurture them. For more information go to

San Jose Small Business Week (May 1-7)
The 5th Annual Annual Summit on Entrepreneurship and Innovation brings together Silicon Valley business and City leaders, assistance organizations, and entrepreneurs to encourage business growth in Silicon Valley.  The addition of workshops with simultaneous translation in Spanish and Vietnamese expands the event’s appeal even further. For more information go to Celebrating the  American Dream In a Diverse Community


San Francisco Small Business Week (May 21-28)
The 12th Annual San Francisco Small Business Week (#SFSBW2016) brings together small businesses and community leaders to celebrate the small businesses that create our neighborhoods. It also provides the opportunity for small business owners to “Tap into Opportunities” provided by the organizations dedicated to their success. The 12th Annual

We hope you’ll join us for San Francisco Small Business Week on May 21st – 28th to celebrate and connect with our small business community, take advantage of all the tools to thrive and grow, and Tap into the Opportunity to make your mark.
Find your resource at the Flavors of San Francisco event on May 23, or network at one of the many events happening that week, or take advantage of one of the 43 free workshops on important topics at the Small Business Conference on May 26.