Saturday, December 19, 2009


During National Small Business Week, we honor the entrepreneurs and small business owners who are the engine of our economy. Their ingenuity and hard work are critical to our Nation’s prosperity…I call upon Government officials, industry leaders, and advocates across the Nation to encourage our citizens to celebrate the achievements of small business owners and encourage the creation of new businesses.
Barack Obama, President of the United States
Small Business Week Proclamation

Every year since 1963, the President of the United States has proclaimed National Small Business Week to recognize the contributions of small businesses to the economic well-being of America.

The estimated 27.2 million small businesses in America are major contributors to America's economy. More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business. Small businesses create 60% to 80% of new jobs in the U.S. They drive innovation, create 21st century jobs, and increase U.S. competitiveness.

Small Business Week 2010 will be celebrated the week of May 23rd.