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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The National Small Business Week (NSBW) – which takes place from April 30, 2017, to May 6, 2017, to recognize the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners – offers events in  Washington, DC, Indiana, Texas, and California. For more information about NSBW, please visit

Every year since 1963, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week. More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business and they create about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year. The links below show NSBW events from May 1-5, 2017:

As part of NSBW, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) takes the opportunity to highlight the impact of entrepreneurs and small business owners from all 50 states and U.S. territories that are working to grow small businesses, create 21st century jobs, drive innovation, and increase America’s global competitiveness.

The SBA was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. For more information about the SBA, visit

Small Business Background Checks – “The Small Business Background Check Solution” – offers small business owners a simple and affordable solution to protect against bad hiring decisions through paperless and legally compliant background checks in three simple steps. For more information about, visit

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