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National Small Business Week: May 23rd – 25th

For Immediate Release: Contact: Kristin Oberlander
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President Obama, NASE, SBA Honor Self-Employed And Micro-Businesses


Washington, D.C., May 24, 2010 – According to the Small Business Administration (SBA), approximately 60 percent of Americans own or work for a small business. The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) is teaming up with the SBA again to sponsor National Small Business Week 2010. For nearly fifty years, one week has been set aside annually in order to honor the contributions of the nation’s small business community. The NASE works with the SBA to help increase access to capital and lends our support to federal initiatives that have proven helpful to micro-business growth.

“This week, we celebrate the role of entrepreneurs and small businesses in our national life. They are the engine of our prosperity and a proud reflection of our character,” said President Barack Obama. “A healthy small business sector will give us vibrant communities, cutting edge technology, and an American economy that can compete and win in the 21st century.”

The full text of the President’s National Small Business Week proclamation can be found at:

"This past year has seen a new social and political focus on the importance of micro-businesses and the self-employed,” said Robert Hughes, NASE president. “Small Business Week offers a formal opportunity to join in recognizing the innovative potential of the largest business type in the nation – self-employed firms."

For information on National Small Business Week, please visit


About the NASE
The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) is the nation’s leading resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, bringing a broad range of benefits to help entrepreneurs succeed and to drive the continued growth of this vital segment of the American economy.  The NASE is a 501(c) (6) non-profit organization and provides big-business advantages to hundreds of thousands of micro-businesses across the United States.  For more information, visit the association’s web site at


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