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Five Ways to Participate in #SmallBusinessWeek

by Ilona Lohrey, Membership, Outreach & Engagement Manager
| Apr 27, 2017

NSBW2017_400x267 Every day, small business owners and entrepreneurs across the Pacific Northwest work relentlessly to grow their businesses, create 21st century jobs, drive innovation, and increase our competitiveness in the global economy.

During National Small Business Week (Apr 30 - May 06), the U.S. Small Business Administration will recognize the contributions and impact of these entrepreneurs and small business owners.

Here are four ways you can participate in next week's celebration:

Engage on social media 
Download the SBA social media guide and NSBW graphics; and, be sure to include the hashtag #SmallBusinessWeek in your posts. Use the same hashtag to join the official NSBW Twitter chat May 02 at 9:30am PST with @SCOREMentors.

Watch live events online
The SBA will broadcast several events throughout the week at www.sba.gov/nsbw. Plus, SBA Administrator Linda McMahon will participate in a Facebook Live event May 02 at 8:30am with Facebook Vice President and Chief Privacy Officer for Policy Erin Egan about how to start and grow a business.

Issue a proclamation or statement 

Use this template proclamation to reach out to your city and local government offices.

Participate in a webinar
Register for the following six webinars the SBA is hosting with experts from various cosponsoring organizations:

- The U.S. Economic Outlook and Its Impact on Small Businesses
- 5 Fabulous Habits of Local Business Champions
- Grow Your Business Online
- The Future of Small Business Innovation
- How to Write Your Email Content in 15 Minutes or Less
- Find the Hidden Money in America

Learn more about #SmallBusinessWeek here
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