The SVO Celebrates 2018 Small Business Week

The SVO is celebrating this week through its annual Business Walk, taking place this Friday, May 4 in the Evergreen neighborhood of San Jose.

Our SVO Business Walk puts a group of volunteers in a business district within the city of San Jose to go door to door and ask businesses questions to:

  • Understand the issues facing the local business community
  • Build working relationships between decision makers and local businesses
  • Celebrate and promote local businesses
  • Provide businesses with educational resources

Join us as we take a walk in the Evergreen neighborhood- connect with business owners and learn about what issues their business faces in the community. Help us break down barriers in our local neighborhoods and enjoy a lunch sponsored by a generous donation from Bridge Bank. 

This Business Walk is part of the 2018 Small Business Week celebration.

From the U.S. Small Business Administration's website:

Every year since 1963, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners.

More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year.

As part of National Small Business Week, the U.S. Small Business Administration takes the opportunity to highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and others from all 50 states and U.S. territories. Every day, they’re working to grow small businesses, create 21st century jobs, drive innovation, and increase America’s global competitiveness.

Click here to read more about the National 2018 Small Business Week, resources and events.

Click here to learn more about the resources and events available locally through the Small Business Development Center Silicon Valley.