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SBA Launches Spanish Language Website in South Florida During National Small Business Week

New site to offer SBA digital content to a growing demographic

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – During the National Small Business Week events Monday in South Florida, the Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, Maria Contreras-Sweet announced the release of the Spanish language version of SBA.gov.  The Spanish language site includes much of the content of SBA.gov as well as several popular web-based tools, including the Business Plan tool and Size Standards tool.

                                             
“Today’s announcement of our Spanish language website shows how SBA is making our tools smarter, bolder and more accessible,” said Contreras-Sweet, “In communities all across the country, Spanish-speaking American entrepreneurs are working hard, creating good jobs and building their communities.  There are now 3.2 million Latino-owned businesses in the U.S., and they’re pumping nearly 500 billion dollars into our economy every year.”

 

The SBA Spanish site can be accessed at: https://es.sba.gov/

 

According U.S. Census data, nearly 37 million people in America speak Spanish at home.  The Spanish language site includes 2,000 translated Web pages, including dynamic content such as blogs and press releases. To further expand outreach opportunities to SBA audiences, the Spanish language site will also be available through mobile devices.  Approximately 25% of SBA.gov visitors access the site via a mobile device, and that number continues to grow.

 

Each year since 1963, the president of the United States has issued a proclamation calling for the celebration of National Small Business Week. This year National Small Business Week will be recognized from May 4-8 with national events planned in Miami/Boca Raton, Los Angeles, San Antonio, New York and Washington, D.C.

 

Events throughout the week will be live-streamed on SBA’s website at www.sba.gov/nsbw

Make sure to check in during the event for live social media engagement, using the hashtag #DreamSmallBiz.

 

For more information on the national events please visit: www.sba.gov/smallbusinessweek.

 

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Small Business Week 2015 sponsors include: Chase, Microsoft, Colonial Life, Office Depot, yp, ADP, Visa, PayPal, The University of Texas at San Antonio, Facebook, National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders, CT Corporation, Sam’s Club, Como, Indeed, Manta, Marriott, Raytheon.

Cosponsorship Authorization # SBW 2015. SBA’s participation in this cosponsored activity is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of any Cosponsor or other person or entity. All SBA/SCORE programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.  Contact: smallbusinessweek@sba.gov. SCORE is partially funded by SBA Cooperative Agreement No. SBAHQ-14-S-0001.


 
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