May 1-7 is National Business Week

2 May 2022

Small Business, News Release, Press Release, News

MONDAY, MAY 2, 2022


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Alyssa Petersen
Coordinator of Administration & Communication


MAY 1-7 is National Small Business Week


The Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation (Corridor) is joining the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) in celebrating National Small Business Week (NSBW): Building a Better America Through Entrepreneurship, this week, May 1-7, 2022.


“National Small Business Week is a time to honor and celebrate America’s entrepreneurs and innovative startups,” shared SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman. “This year’s theme, ‘Building a Better America through Entrepreneurship,’ celebrates the resiliency and tenacity of America’s entrepreneurs who are doing their part to power our nation’s historic economic comeback.”


The Corridor is supporting NSBW by sharing tools available to local small businesses and through social media activities throughout the week.


“There are many resources for our region’s small businesses,” shared Corridor President & CEO Shannon Landauer. “There is our recently announced Small Business Marketing Assistance Program to help businesses in our region with under 50 employees to get creative services to update their online presence. The SizeUpIowaLakes data tool on our website gives entrepreneurs and small business owners the opportunity to measure business performance compared to the competition; find customers, suppliers and competitors; optimize marketing and advertising; and analyze demographics of their customers. If you have a question or are seeking information or assistance, please contact our office to see what is available to you!”


The team also encourages individuals to share the love with their favorite small businesses in a few quick and easy ways:

  • Leave them a review. Whether on social media, Yelp, Google, or other means, give your favorite small businesses a good review or testimonial to show your support.
  • Follow them on social media and interact. Social media performance is often based on engagement on posts and stories. Follow, like, comment, tag and share to help these small businesses perform better and get exposed to more people!
  • Go shopping. Give small business your business! If you don’t have a need for their goods or services right now, you can buy a gift card or certificate to use later.


“We are excited to be participating in National Small Business Week,” said Corridor Vice President of Business Development Tom Nelson. “Our region is fortunate to have amazing entrepreneurs and business owners that deserve recognition and celebration for the work they do in our communities.”


Follow the Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn to find some great tools you can use to support the region’s small businesses this week! For more information about the Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation and resources for our region’s small businesses, call 712-264-3474 or visit


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About the Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation


The Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation is the regional economic development agency for Buena Vista, Clay, Dickinson and Emmet counties. Its mission is to foster, encourage, aid, promote or otherwise assist in the economic growth and development of the region. For more information about the Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation, call 712-264-3474 or visit


About National Small Business Week


For more than 51 years, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners.  More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year.  As part of National Small Business Week, the U.S. Small Business Administration takes the opportunity to highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and others from all 50 states and U.S. territories. Every day, they’re working to grow small businesses, create 21st century jobs, drive innovation, and increase America’s global competitiveness.


About the U.S. Small Business Administration


The U.S. Small Business Administration helps power the American dream of business ownership. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow, expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit