National Small Business Week: May 20th-26th


National Small Business Week: May 20th-26th

For Immediate Release: Contact:  Kristin Oberlander
(202) 466-2100
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President Obama, NASE, SBA Honor Self-Employed And Micro-Businesses

Washington, D.C., May 20, 2012 – More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, according to the Small Business Administration (SBA). The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) is teaming up with the SBA for the 11th year in a row to sponsor National Small Business Week. 

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.

“We are happy to celebrate small business, this week and every week,” said NASE President and small-business owner Kristie Arslan. “We appreciate the efforts and commitment by the Small Business Administration to ensure that all is being done to support economic growth of the largest business sector in the U.S. – the self-employed.  We look forward to continued collaboration and support by policymakers and applaud the millions of Americans who have realized the dream of self-employment and small-business ownership.” 

For information on 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) nonprofit organization and provides big-business advantages to hundreds of thousands of micro-businesses across the United States. For more information, visit the association's website at

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