National Small Business Week – And What it Means To YOU!
So here it is, National Small Business week, brought to you by the U.S. Small Business Association. Everyone should know what the SBA is, right? Most people know what it is because of the SBA loans that everyone talks about. In full disclosure, I never knew too much about SBA Loans in the past and as I continue to learn more about them I find myself becoming more and more impressed by the program.
Ok, so what is the SBA? According to Sba.gov, the SBA’s mission is as follows:
“The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. We recognize that small business is critical to our economic recovery and strength, to building America’s future, and to helping the United States compete in today’s global marketplace. Although SBA has grown and evolved in the years since it was established in 1953, the bottom line mission remains the same. The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses. Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U. S. Virgin Islands and Guam.”
Sounds good right? Sure.. The SBA happens to do a lot of work for small businesses including education, financial support, and fighting for the fair treatment of small businesses across the country and the world. If you don’t know much about it, please visit the SBA Website to learn more. There are a ton of great resources on the website if you are a startup, looking for funding, or just trying to figure out how to build a business plan.
Here are my 3 favorite things about the SBA and Small Business Week:
1. Education – SBA chapters across the country are hosting small business education events including to teach new and existing business owners how to be successful.
2. Networking – A major part of the SBA is to facilitate networking and relationships across various types of businesses. This means you can head to a local SBA networking event to meet your next mentor, partner, or even customer.
3. Recognition – We work hard as entrepreneurs, shouldn’t we be recognized? Visit your local chapter and find out where the Small Business Week Awards Ceremony might be happening near you. It’s important to go support your local community
Over this week we will be posting more about the events that are going on with Small Business Week. You should be out there attending and taking advantage of the chance to network, learn, and be recognized for all of your hard work.
If you are looking for some extra working capital, an SBA Loan, or other forms of financing please don’t hesitate to reach out to a MRKT Capital representative. We look forward to hearing from you.
The MRKT Capital Team