Five Ways to Celebrate National Small Business Week

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Small businesses are an essential component of a strong local economy. Our nation’s small businesses not only create well-paying jobs, they also deliver vital goods and services, generate local sales tax revenue, and contribute to the unique character and livability of neighborhoods.

SBA_NSBW2015_FINAL_v2It’s National Small Business Week (May 4-8, 2015). How is your city celebrating? Share your plans with @robbins617 with the hashtag #Mayors4SmallBiz. (Photo Credit: Small Business Administration)

Local leaders are in a unique position to help support and develop a strong small business community. From NLC’s Big Ideas for Small Business report, here are five ways your city can support small businesses during National Small Business Week, and all year long.

  1. Establish a Small Business Resource Center. Create a business resource center that serves as a hub of information for entrepreneurs and the local small business community. These centers, like Kansas City’s KCBizcare, are staffed with experts…

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