Startup BizCast #42 – National Small Business Week Preview (Jack Bienko)


I’ve been talking a lot about U.S. Small Business Week lately, in relation to the Startup BizCast Small Business Week Contest. This week my guest will give us some details on when Small Business Week got started, why it’s important, and what will be going on that week to celebrate entrepreneurship. My guest is Jack Bienko from the U.S. Small Business Administration, who is the National Small Business Week Sponsorship Co-Chair.

In this week’s BizCast Brief segment, I have stories about a drop in small business owner economic confidence, the U.S. is cheap cheap cheap, and the best towns in which to start a business.

Speaking of the Startup BizCast Small Business Week Contest … don’t forget to enter before it’s too late! The deadline for entries is April 12. The grand prize winner will receive free services from online press release newswire PRWeb, search engine and Internet marketing firm NetSearch Direct, and online data backup company Carbonite. The grand prize winner will also be interviewed on Startup BizCast, and will have plenty of opportunities to plug his/her business during the episode! There are also second and third place prizes. In all, Startup BizCast is giving away an estimated $2,000 in this contest! For more information, please go to

Links mentioned in this week’s episode:
National Small Business Week homepage (

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