|FSBDCN State Office: The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) annually celebrates the spirit of small business leaders and champions for their dedication, achievements and contributions to the economic prosperity of our nation. The Florida Small Business Development Center Network is pleased to recognize eleven of the 2013 SBA Small Business Week award recipients announced by the SBA who are clients and/or nominees from the Florida SBDCs and won at the Regional, State and/or District levels.
“It’s an honor to recognize these extremely talented small business leaders and champions for their inspiring entrepreneurial spirit,” said Michael Myhre, Interim State Director of the Florida SBDC Network. “These innovative risk takers play a key role in driving job creation and economic growth. We are pleased that the services and support provided to Florida’s small businesses by our SBDC professionals is acknowledged in such a tangible way.”
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of this signature event, National Small Business Week is proclaimed by the President of the United States to recognize the critical contributions of America’s small businesses and entrepreneurs. Traditionally held in May, this year the week-long celebration is scheduled to run June 17-21 with events being held in multiple cities from coast-to-coast that are designed to help small businesses start, grow and succeed. The week’s events culminate in Washington, DC, where the national winner will be announced.
Florida SBDCs are also hosting and participating in a variety of events and functions across the state:
Visit your local SBDC website periodically for updated and additional event information.
About the FSBDC Network
In 2011, the Florida SBDCs served approximately 38,000 entrepreneurs and small business owners through consulting, training and information, resulting in 43,856 jobs created, retained and saved; $6 billion in sales growth; $98.1 million in capital accessed; $426.2 million in government contract awards; and 1,067 new businesses started.