The national Small Business Week is taking place from April 25 to May 3. This is a special time to celebrate all the small businesses in our community.
By: Hanna Scott
Celebrating Small Business Week
The national Small Business Week is taking place from April 25 to May 3. This is a special time to celebrate all the small businesses in our community. If you are considering starting a business, here are some helpful resources to help you get started.
Promoting local shops
National Small Business Week is a weeklong celebration to recognize and honor the contributions of small business owners across the nation. The Small Business Administration provides resources to help small business owners celebrate the week.
Small businesses are a great way to support your local community. Consider partnering with other local small businesses to promote each other. This can make a powerful impact on your customers.
One of the best ways to encourage customers to patronize your business is by offering special promotions. Some examples include discounts, coupons, or gift cards. You can also give a portion of your profits to a local charity.
Having an online storefront can be a great way to promote your business. In addition, there are many small businesses that offer phone ordering. These businesses may sell clothing, books, or other items. Many of them have social media pages.
Partnering with other small businesses
Small Business Week is a week-long celebration to recognize and celebrate the achievements of the nation’s small business owners. There are events happening across the country and around the world to promote and support small businesses.
During National Small Business Week, the Small Business Administration will honor the accomplishments of outstanding entrepreneurs. They will also highlight the impact of the small business sector on America. Specifically, SBS officials will visit ethnically diverse neighborhoods in five boroughs and host giveaways, a resource fair, and a speaking program.
The Small Business Administration is also inviting entrepreneurs to a virtual summit. This event will include informational sessions with influential small business thought leaders. It will cover topics such as the best ways to recruit and onboard employees, HR innovation, and finance.
Sharpening your marketing skills
National Small Business Week, which takes place May 2-5, is the time to show off your marketing prowess. During this week, you can promote your business with the help of social media, giveaways, and special offers. It also provides an opportunity for you to interact with customers, and celebrate the efforts of entrepreneurs.
The Small Business Administration (SBA) holds regular virtual events, which offer useful tips and strategies for achieving your business goals. One of these is a free webinar.
A weeklong promotion is also a great idea, especially if you can include something exclusive or rare. If you’re in the jewelry business, for example, you can offer a free gift card to a local spa, or a jewelry repair service for a small fee. Another strategy is to work with other businesses to create joint discounts or promotions.
Sharing your knowledge with an up-and-coming entrepreneur
Small Business Week is an awesome opportunity to promote your business to your neighbors. It can also be a chance to re-energize your team with the help of local partners and sponsors. The small business community is a supportive one, so do your part and you’ll reap the rewards. Whether you’re partnering with another local business or organizing a raffle for a great cause, the sky is the limit.
It’s a fact that social media plays an important role in any small business marketing plan. Using the right platforms to reach the right customers can make a big difference. A dedicated page on Nextdoor is a good start.
Hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have increased 145% since the pandemic
National Small Business Week kicked off in New York City last week with events in all five boroughs. These events will celebrate diversity and encourage people to shop local. One of the goals is to bring awareness to the resources available to AAPI-owned businesses.
Since the onset of the pandemic, hate crimes against Asians and Pacific Islanders have increased by 145%. This has especially affected the AAPI-owned small business community. Xenophobia has led to verbal and physical attacks, as well as denials of hotel and transportation reservations.
In a recent survey, the Asian/Pacific Islander American Chamber of Commerce and Entrepreneurship found that a majority of AAPI small business owners have experienced harassment. They also reported that anti-AAPI incidents are still a top priority for the White House.
Taking part in a national bus tour
National Small Business Week is an opportunity to celebrate the contributions of American entrepreneurs and small business owners. This week-long event highlights the impact of business owners from all over the country and across all industries.
The SBA, or the Small Business Administration, is hosting a four-day virtual summit that gives entrepreneurs a glimpse into federal resources that could help them grow their businesses. There will also be a resource fair that provides small businesses with the tools they need to succeed.
There are a number of events happening around the country in honor of National Small Business Week. In New York, the Department of Small Business Services will be hosting events in each of the five boroughs.