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National Entrepreneurship Week 2023 Celebration Wraps Up

Ernie Watson
Albuquerque, N.M.
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Today wraps up our weeklong celebration of National Entrepreneurship Week honoring America’s small business owners.

Specifically, today’s #NatlEshipWeek observance is about small business entrepreneurship: opening a business without expanding into a large company or opening many chains. A single location restaurant or a retail shop selling your handmade items are examples. We salute you entrepreneurs on #SBADay!

USDA Rural Development’s goal is to provide opportunities by supporting our small rural entrepreneurs with the numerous financial programs we administer. Ultimately, we are creating jobs by supporting entrepreneurial opportunities in rural New Mexico and across rural America.

For those interested in opening their own business and don’t know where to start check out our Resource Guide for Rural Entrepreneurs, designed to help rural entrepreneurs start and grow businesses, create good-paying jobs and strengthen America’s economy. (Esta guía está disponible en Español: Recursos para Emprendedores Rurales). 

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 We hope we have provided good information on business development this week as we celebrated the American Entrepreneurial spirit this week. For more information about National Entrepreneurship Week, please visit www.natleshipweek.org. To learn more about investment resources for rural areas, visit www.rd.usda.gov or contact your nearest USDA RD state office.

Finally, we want to thank you for joining us for #NatlEshipWeek! You don’t have to wait until next February to recognize the American #Entrepreneurial spirit! You can celebrate it all year long. When you need inspiration, visit the Eship Guide here: https://www.rd.usda.gov/sites/default/files/508_RD_FederalEntrepreneurshipGuide_021122.pdf  



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