By Adrienne Cole
President and CEO
Greater Raleigh Chamber
Did you know there are more than 60,000 businesses in Wake County with 50 employees or less? According to the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, small businesses make up 98 percent of our state’s business landscape. In Wake County, 87 percent of the companies have 10 or fewer employees.
In celebration of Small Business Week, we invite you to stop by the Chamber office to watch webinars created by the Small Business Administration to support your business. You can also check out all the resources available online here.
I sincerely appreciate your engagement with the Chamber. Small businesses make up more than 85 percent of our membership, and your entrepreneurship is a vital fabric in our community. National Small Business Week recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners that create two out of three jobs in the U.S.
Please join us at 800 S. Salisbury St. to gain great insight to support and grow your business. Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea, and hear experts explore the following:
- May 3 at 2 p.m.: 5 Fabulous Habits of Local Business Champions Presented by YP
- May 3 at 4 p.m.: Grow Your Business Online Presented by Google
- May 4 at 2:30 p.m.: The Future of Small Business Innovation Presented by Salesforce
- May 4 at 3:30 p.m.: How to Write Your Email Content in 15 Minutes or Less Presented by Constant Contact
Thank you for all that you do for our community—you are an integral part of what makes Raleigh and Wake County innovative and special.