Friday, June 7, 2013

News Release

Square Co-Founder Jack Dorsey to Talk Business and Technology with SBA Administrator Karen Mills at National Small Business Week

WASHINGTON—Jack Dorsey, Square and Twitter Co-Founder, will join U.S. Small Business Administrator Karen Mills in Washington, D.C., June 20, for a discussion with small business owners on best practices, technology, and resources for building and growing their business.

The discussion will take place during an evening reception with National Small Business Week award winners.

In 2006 Dorsey founded Twitter, which now has more than 200 million active users and is one of the most visited websites in the world.  Dorsey and President Barack Obama made history when they hosted the first Presidential Twitter Town Hall to field questions from the public on the economy and jobs on July 6, 2011.  In 2010, Dorsey launched Square. Square’s technology helps businesses to get started and grow with its free credit card reader and point of sale app. Square recently introduced the Square Stand, new hardware for brick and mortar businesses that turns an iPad into a complete point of sale system.

Small businesses across the nation are adapting their business models to accommodate the ever-changing pace of social commerce.  Mills and Dorsey will discuss how technology can benefit small businesses.   

This event, and all other National Small Business Week events throughout the week will be live streamed for public participation and accessible at:
Those wishing to attend events can register online:

•             Seattle – June 17                     
•             Dallas – June 18                       
•             St. Louis – June 19                 
•             Pittsburgh – June 20             
•          Washington, DC – June 20-21

Every year since 1963, the U.S. Small Business Administration takes the opportunity to highlight through National Small Business Week the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and others from all 50 states and U.S. territories.  This year’s event will be held June 16-21, in Seattle, Dallas, St. Louis, Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C. offering tips, tools and trainings for small businesses to start, succeed and grow.  In addition to in-person events, small business owners can participate in online-only panel discussions on hot topics like social media and business financing starting daily at 4 p.m. ET. All events, in-person and online, will be streamed live on The event hashtag is #SBW2013.

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s participation in this cosponsored activity does not constitute an express or implied endorsement of any cosponsor’s, donor’s, grantee’s, contractor’s or participant’s opinions, products, or services. All SBA programs and cosponsored programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made, if requested at least 2 weeks in advance, by contacting Cosponsorship Authorization #SBW2013.

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Release Date: June 5, 2013
Contact:  Tiffani Clements, (202) 401-0035
Release Number: 13-28
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