It's National Small Business Week

May 20-26, 2012, is National Small Business Week, sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).  There are a lot of things to love about small businesses. For one thing, small businesses make up more than 50% of the gross national product (GDP). And they make up more than 99.7% of all employers.

President Obama has issued a Presidential Proclamation calling for this week to be National Small Busines Week.  Here is an excerpt: You can read the entire Proclamation here:

Our Nation has always believed that anyone with a solid plan and a willingness to work hard can turn even an improbable idea into a successful business. For generations, that powerful notion has been at the heart of the American promise, forging a legacy of bold entrepreneurship that lives on today and lights the path to a brighter tomorrow. During National Small Business Week, let us reflect on that proud history and resolve to carry it forward in the years to come.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim May 20 through May 26, 2012, as National Small Business Week. I call upon all Americans to recognize the contributions of small businesses to the competitiveness of the American economy with appropriate programs and activities.

So If you get a chance, patronize a small business this week. They deserve your support.