Triangle Small Business Week

Videri Chocolate Factory | Photo by Chris Council and Emily Chaplin via visitRaleigh

This week is Small Business Week in the Triangle, so show your favorite locally-owned places some extra love

Small businesses — they keep us fed, clothed, on trend, and entertained. Raleigh’s local restaurants, mom + pop shops, and startups are not only a big reason our city has been able to maintain its culture as the area continues to grow, but also are major contributors to the local economy. 

According to census data, 83.5% of Wake County businesses are actually small businesses (20 or less employees). Those businesses employ ~80,000 people in the Triangle area alone. Talk about economic impact. 

Check out visitRaleigh’s page, Raleigh Chamber’s directory, and Shop Local Raleigh’s list of businesses to find places near you to support. 

Here are some events happening during Small Business Week:  

Let’s Get to Work Career Fair
Wed., May 5 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Virtual + In-person | Free | Attend the career fair at Spherion’s office at 8404 Six Forks Rd. or join virtually to find new opportunities. 

Lunch Break Series
Wed., May 5 | 12-12:30 p.m. | Virtual | $250 | Today’s topic is how to have a clean + toxic free skincare regimen. 

Coffee with Leaders
Fri., May 7 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Virtual | Free | The Small Business Association senior area manager will discuss PPP loans and other resources for small businesses.

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