The U.S. Small Business Administration recently held its National Small Business Week from June 17 through 21, with events in Seattle, Dallas, St. Louis, Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C.
While the events have come and gone, small businesses can still learn from the informative gatherings that were designed to help small businesses start and succeed.
Steve Case, a co-founder of AOL, a founder of the investment firm Revolution and chairman of the Startup America Partnership, believes that National Small Business Week is a solid way to captivate entrepreneurs away from the typical startup areas like Silicon Valley.
"The story of America is really the story of small businesses and entrepreneurs all across the country," Case told USA TODAY. "And sometimes they don't get as much attention as they should in the press (and) they don't get as much attention from investors."
Here are a few tips for startups and small companies to consider.
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