National Small Business Week 2013
Monday, June 17, 2013
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June 14, 2013
National Small Business Week, 2013
In America, we believe that anyone willing to
work hard and take risks can get their good idea off the ground and into
the marketplace. It is a notion that has made our Nation bold and
bright, and the best place to do business for generations -- from
small-town storefronts to pioneering startups that keep our country on
the cutting edge.
This week, we celebrate America's entrepreneurial
spirit, and we recommit to helping our small businesses get ahead.
My Administration has been a proud partner in
that important work from day one. We have cut taxes for small
businesses 18 times, broadened their access to capital, and provided
billions in loans so they can grow and hire. We have helped companies
break into new markets abroad and export their products all over the
world. Every step of the way, we have focused on making Government work
better for business through initiatives like Startup America and
BusinessUSA -- groundbreaking programs that connect entrepreneurs to
resources that can spur their success.
Together, we can build on that progress.
time when abusive patent litigation is stifling economic growth and
putting companies of all sizes at risk, my Administration is taking
action to protect innovators and keep our patent system strong. To
create more opportunities for small businesses to compete and win in the
global marketplace, we are moving forward on a Trans-Pacific
Partnership that will boost our exports
and level the playing field for American workers. We
are implementing the Affordable Care Act so small businesses can make
quality, affordable health insurance available to all their employees.
And in the months ahead, we will continue pushing for tax reform that
supports small businesses and keeps them at the forefront of our
America's small businesses reflect the best of
who we are as a Nation -- daring and innovative, courageous and hopeful,
always working hard and looking ahead for that next great idea. They
are our economy's engine and our biggest source of new jobs.
week, as entrepreneurs across our country keep striving to turn their
dreams into reality, let us keep investing in them and doing everything
we can to help our small businesses succeed.
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 hereb proclaim
June 16 through June 22, 2013, 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
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand
this fourteenth day of June, in the year of our Lord two thousand
thirteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the
two hundred and thirty-seventh