On Wednesday, June 19 at 8 a.m., small business owners are invited to participate in a special event showcasing the resources available to assist entrepreneurs in starting and growing their businesses. Local businesswoman, Lisa Kaiser Hickey, Chairman of the Board of Douglass Screen Printers, Inc. will be recognized by the Small Business Administration as the South Florida District Woman-Owned Small Business Person of the Year for 2013.
In addition to this recognition, small business owners and entrepreneurs are invited to attend the free event where a unique “speed counseling” activity will give attendees 10-minute sessions with experts in legal, insurance, human resources, health care, and more. The Small Business Development Center at the University of South Florida counselor will be on hand and a “Networking 101” discussion will take place.
National Small Business week is proclaimed by the President of the United States to recognize the critical contributions of America’s small businesses and entrepreneurs. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Small Business Administration’s signature event, with events held in multiple cities from coast-to-coast June 17-21.