From The Washington Post:
A toast to small businesses: It’s National Small Business Week, and there are plenty of events on tap in the nation’s capital and around the country. As part of the celebration, the SBA will honor the small businesses of the year from every state, including the winners from D.C., Maryland and Virginia. (OSB)
A competition for start-ups: Meanwhile, the District is also playing host this week to 1776’s Challenge Festival, the culmination of a months-long search of the world’s most promising and ambitious start-ups. The competition has attracted dozens of the up-and-coming companies in sectors like energy, education and health care. (OSB)
Charting a new course: New Small Business Administration chief Maria Contreras-Sweet is taking over at a critical time for the agency, which had been without a permanent leader for more than a year and is facing criticism from a number of lawmakers. Here’s what where the SBA is headed under its new administrator. (OSB)
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