Every year since 1963 the President of the United States issues a proclamation calling for the celebration of National Small Business Week.
The Small Business Administration (SBA) is the driving force behind Small Business Week. While the major companies and corporations make up the vast majority of headlines it is small businesses that are the driving force behind the American economy making up more than 58 million jobs. According to SBA, more than half of Americans own or work for a small business.
This week is a celebration of American entrepreneurs and their contributions to the US economy. It is important to recognize small businesses across the country. It is important to prioritize an economy that fosters the American dream. The epitome of American small business is emphasized through the efforts of small business owners. They are the true driving force behind the American dream.