"But we recognize that the real growth that we're going to see here in Tulsa comes from growing businesses that are already here - from providing for an educated workforce and a safe city and a place with wonderful quality of life that makes it easier for you to retain the employees you have and recruit new ones to come to Tulsa".
"The truth is that small businesses are the foundation of our communities and pillars of the American economy", he said, according to a written transcript from his office.
The Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado kicked off Small Business Week Sunday afternoon with the second annual food truck cook-off at the Norris-Penrose Event Center. And one out of five small businesses in Hawaii have under 20 people.
"Resources for Business Growth" events: Throughout the year, the NJ BAC hosts events that match business owners with state and county representatives and community partners to learn more about available resources.
Almost 20 percent of small business owners feel the economy is expanding, up from 9 percent a year ago. The two-day award ceremony will conclude with the announcement of the National Small Business Person of the Year and three runners-up.
"Technology is a key factor in the success of every business-whether it's a locally owned shop, a national chain or an emerging startup - and that success starts with a fast, reliable and secure internet connection" said Denice Hasty, chief marketing officer, Comcast Business. You have earned our thanks and our praise.
"The hardest thing I've found is managing the funds properly", Farmer said. It's got business plan guides for startup owners and information on how to obtain loans or qualify for government contracts.
"We salute the courage and persistence of those who don't always get the attention or appreciation they deserve".
This state-funded organization, one of many locations in the state that helps small business ideas flourish into lucrative businesses that help the local infrastructure grow, has been helping people with small business ideas find resources and build business plans since 2005. They are a strong testament to the opportunities a market economy affords. And a lot of the innovation in our economy comes from small businesses in all areas of the economy, from service businesses to technology.