ASHEBORO (May 2, 2019)
Randolph Community College’s Small Business Center is encouraging local residents to support area small businesses May 5-11 to celebrate National Small Business Week (NSBW).
Every year since 1963, the president of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners.
More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, defined by the Small Business Administration as one with 500 or fewer employees. Those small businesses have generated over 65 percent of the new jobs in the U.S. since 1995.
As part of NSBW, the U.S. Small Business Administration takes the opportunity to highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and others from all 50 states and U.S. territories.
The North Carolina Community College Small Business Center Network (SBCN) hopes to increase the success rate and the number of viable small businesses in North Carolina by providing high quality, readily accessible assistance to prospective and existing small business owners, which will lead to job creation and retention. The SBCN assisted in starting more than 880 businesses in 2015-2016.