Small business week in June

National Small Business Week runs this year from June 17 to June 21, as a way to recognise the contributions made by America’s entrepreneurs. More than half of the American work force either own or work for a small business, and small businesses are responsible for creating approximately two out of every three new jobs in the US every year.

The official celebration of National Small Business Week, organised by the Small Business Administration, this year takes place in five cities around the country, but the focus is on far more than merely the domestic aspect of small businesses. One of the Monday panels, “Growing and Going Global”, is appropriately taking place in Redmond, on the Microsoft campus, and features Greater Seattle’s international heavy hitters, including Pru Balatero from SBA’s International Finance Programs, Doug Kemper from EFACW, and John Brislin of the ExIm Bank.

The panel will be livestreamed; join in and let Greater Seattle help you grow your business internationally. More information can be found at the SBA’s website for National Small Business Week

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