Saturday 18th September 2021

Iowa small business owners are encouraged to take a little time away from running those businesses this week to learn about ways they might improve their operations. Bailey DeVries, associate administrator of the U-S Small Business Administration, says this year’s National Small Business Week Summit is being held virtually with a host of learning and educational sessions. The three-day summit opens today under the banner “Celebrating Resilience and Renewal.” She says it will zero in on subjects that concern small businesses owners — like the outlook for the economy and how to better serve small businesses in underserved and under-invested communities.

It’s free to attend the summit, which she says will celebrate small businesses for their perseverance, ingenuity, triumphs and creativity. To register, visit