Small Business Week 9/13-17
For nearly 20 years Jerry S. Pearlstein Insurance has been privileged to serve and support the entrepreneurs, the small business owners who provide goods, services and employment critical to America’s economy.
Every year since 1963 the President has issued a proclamation recognizing you for your grit, creativity, resilience and service. This year we’re celebrating you from Monday, September 13th through Friday, September 14th.
The Small Business Administration will honor the 30 million small business owners and start-ups with a 3-day virtual Summit. On Monday the daily focus will be on ‘Getting Back on Track: Resources to Build Back Better’. Sessions include one on Government incentives to support and retain employees.
On Tuesday, the daily theme will focus on ‘Better Serving Small Businesses and Underserved Communities’. Sessions include one on how small businesses can adapt to the trends transforming the workforce.
The third day’s focus will be on ‘Continuance to Support Resilience and Renewal’, with sessions including one on recovery lessons from the nation’s entrepreneurial coaching networks.
To learn more and register for the summit visit: www.sba.gov/NSBW.
The Small Business Advocacy Council has a strong agenda before the Illinois legislature.
RISE (Recovery Initiative to Support Employment) advocates for a grant program for businesses with fewer than 50 employees to retain and hire employees.
Licensing Reform. House Bill 4012 looks to remove unnecessary, burdensome and overly restrictive licenses. The SBAC calls for phasing out license requirements that hurt entrepreneurs and the Illinois economy. They advocate honoring occupational licenses from other states.
An Intrastate Crowdfunding Portal is proposed to encourage local investment in main street businesses and commercial corridors in Illinois.
Funding for Local Chambers of Commerce is requested as the Delta Variant continues to disrupt the Chambers’ ability to support entrepreneurs with information and sales growth opportunities while not competing with their members for government funding.
For more information on SBAC Small Business Package go to www.sbacil.org.
6 Ways You Can Celebrate Small Business Week
- Buy Gift Cards. …
- Order Local This Month. …
- Start a Shop Local Challenge on Your Social Media. …
- Pay It Forward. …
- Nominate a Business for a Small Business Award. …
- Highlight Local Small Businesses Online. …
We salute all of you small business owners. You’re the best people in the world. We’re proud to get you the healthcare insurance that keeps you and your families healthy and safe.