National Small Business Week is May 4-8

To commemorate National Small Business Week, the U.S. Small Business Administration is hosting a week’s worth of events to recognize the contributions of small businesses across the country.

This year’s theme is “SBA: Dream Big. Start Small.” Activities will include forums and panels discussing trends and issues in small business, networking opportunities, and awards ceremonies.

Conferences will take place in Miami, LA, San Antonio, New York, and Washington, DC where the 2015 National Small Business Person of the Year will be honored. In addition, the top finalists in the InnnovateHER competition will make two-minute pitches on their products and services in front of a panel of expert judges, vying for cash prizes ranging from $5,000 to $15,000. InnovateHER recognizes entrepreneurs who develop products and services designed to enhance the lives of women and their families.Entrepreneurs will find many opportunities to network and explore issues that confront small business managers. For more information or to register, visit www.sba.gov/nsbw/nsbw.