National Small Business Week Recognized with Educational and Networking Opportunities

Posted on May 25 2010 - 4:29pm by Winnie Hsiu

Following in the tradition of every U.S. President since 1963, President Barack Obama has proclaimed this week to be National Small Business Week — a week to honor America’s approximately 27.2 million small businesses. Of those small businesses, about 27,650 are self storage operators who own and operate a one-facility self storage business.

In Washington D.C., and around the country, communities are celebrating National Small Business Week with seminars and workshops for small business owners:

  • Washington, D.C. is having a week of awards banquets and ceremonies to honor particular small business owners. At the National Small Business Week website, you can view streaming webcasts of the ceremonies and events.
  • The Louisiana Small Business Development Center at LSU-Shreveport has scheduled three workshops this week: “Developing a Business Plan,” tonight from 6-9; “Securing Financing for Your Business, Wed. from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and “Starting and Financing Your Small Business,” from 6 -8 p.m.
  • The Denver Office of Economic Development is offering several free classes and networking events this week, including “National Healthcare Reform: How It Will Impact Your Small Business,” Wed. from 8 – 11 a.m.; “Road to Recovery,” Thursday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The “Road to Recovery” series will include three panels: “The Future of Capital,” “The Future of Human Capital Management,” and “The Future of Technology and Marketing.”
  • The Small Business Development Center at the University of Central Florida is offering a “Doing Business with Local & State Government and Business Matchmaking Session,” Wed. from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursday from 8 a.m. to noon. In addition, the nearby Small Business Development Center at Seminole State College is offering a seminar on “Improving Small Business Performance,” from 3 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday.
  • Chicago is preparing for its 2010 Small Business Expo, a small business networking event which will take place July 16th at the University of Illinois at Chicago Forum. Chicago City Treasurer Stephanie Neely is also presenting a live pop-up event at the ING Direct Cafe, Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. You can register for the event at

You can find more regional and local National Small Business Week events listed at the National Small Business Week website.

Sources used:

Clark, Bobbie J. “Workshops planned for National Small Business Week.” The Shreveport Times. May 25, 2010.

Clarke, Sara K. “Small business: celebrating small business, nationally and locally.” The Orlando Sentinel. May 23, 2010.

“Denver offers free Small Business Week seminars.” Denver Business Journal. May 24, 2010.

Office of the City Treasurer, Chicago. “Highlights of Small Business Week in Chicago.”

“National Small Business Week: Small Business: Driving America’s Economy.” May 23-25, Washington, D.C.