Get Involved for National Small Business Week

May 14, 2011

National Small Business Week only comes around once a year, and this year, NSBA is urging its members and small-businesses across the country to get connected and get involved. As a sponsor of National Small Business Week and various events throughout the week, NSBA understands how critically important it is for small-business owners to have a voice.

“It’s up to each of us as small-business owners to take a moment and ask ourselves, ‘Are we doing enough?’,” stated Larry Nannis, CPA, NSBA chair and shareholder at Levine, Katz, Nannis + Solomon, P.C. “Whether through involvement in an association or through on-line activities, standing up for small business issues is something we all ought to be doing.”

While not all small-business owners can afford, financially or time-wise, a trip to Washington, D.C., NSBA is offering small businesses several easy ways to get connected and stay involved through joining our Facebook or LinkedIn pages, or using NSBA’s Action Alert system.

NSBA has developed an on-line Action Center where, in less than five-minutes, small-business owners can personalize and send a letter to their elected officials or simply look up their phone numbers and make a call. It was this kind of grass-roots activity that resulted in repeal of the onerous, expanded 1099 reporting provision.

Being a small-business advocate can come in many different forms – it can take as much or as little time as one has. For small businesses, particularly in this economic environment, getting connected and getting involved is critical to ensuring that their voice is heard by policymakers locally and nationally.

By utilizing social media outlets like Facebook and LinkedIn, small businesses can be connected with NSBA and get the most up-to-date information and tips on key small-business issues. For example: to help spread the word about National Small Business Week, the U.S. Small Business Administration has invited NSBA to participate in various events and post updates throughout the events. Please stay tuned to NSBA’s Facebook page for updates throughout the week.

Please click here to join NSBA on Facebook and LinkedIn.