WASHINGTON, April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, Maria Contreras-Sweet, will join Office Depot CEO Roland Smith at Office Depot Headquarters in Boca Raton, Fla. for the May 4 kick-off event of National Small Business Week. This year's theme is "Dream Big, Start Small."
Each year since 1963, the president of the United States has issued a proclamation calling for the celebration of National Small Business Week. This year National Small Business Week will be recognized from May 4-8 with national events planned in Miami/Boca Raton, Los Angeles, San Antonio, New York and Washington, D.C.
The public is invited to the Office Depot Headquarters kick-off event to celebrate small businesses and recognize their distinguished efforts as the engine of our nation's economy.
To attend the free event at Office Depot Headquarters sign up at: http://nsbwbocaraton.eventbrite.com
Attendees will hear from experienced small business professionals on relevant trends within the industry. Participants will also have an opportunity to hear from keynote speaker SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet and Office Depot CEO Roland Smith.
Office Depot, Inc. HQ
6600 North Military Trail
Boca Raton, Florida 33496
Note: Attendees should enter through the South Lobby of the Office Depot headquarters building.
12:00 p.m. - Doors Open
12:30 p.m. - Light Refreshments and Networking
1:00 p.m. - Welcome remarks and Panel Discussion – How to Find Funding for Your Small Business
2:00 p.m. - Remarks from Office Depot CEO Roland Smith and SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet
2:15 p.m. - Armchair Interview with SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet and Joyce Rosenberg, Associated Press Small Business columnist and reporter.
3:00 p.m. - Break
3:15 p.m. - Panel Discussion – How to Break Into to a Supply Chain
4:30 p.m. - Event concludes
Events throughout the week will be live-streamed on SBA's website at www.sba.gov. Make sure to check in during the event for live social media engagement, using the hashtag #SBW2015. For more information on the national events please visit: www.sba.gov/smallbusinessweek.
Small Business Week 2015 sponsors include: Chase, Microsoft, Colonial Life, Office Depot, yp, ADP, Visa, PayPal, The University of Texas at San Antonio, Facebook, National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders, CT Corporation, Sam's Club, Como, Indeed, Manta, Marriott, Raytheon.
Cosponsorship Authorization # SBW 2015. SBA's participation in this cosponsored activity is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of any Cosponsor or other person or entity. All SBA/SCORE programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact: [email protected]. SCORE is partially funded by SBA Cooperative Agreement No. SBAHQ-14-S-0001.
Release Number: 15-29
Contact: Terry Sutherland, 202-205-6919
Internet Address: http://www.sba.gov/news
SOURCE U.S. Small Business Administration