Each year, over six million new businesses launch1 and millions more grow. Join us in celebrating entrepreneurs as a community supporter.

National Entrepreneurship Week (NEW) arrives February 20-24, 2017, and Microsoft is taking the lead to create community awareness in celebrating entrepreneurs across the U.S. We’re thrilled to announce a special program for Microsoft Partners, one that can help you make the most of this exciting week.

This opportunity is open to all Microsoft Partners and there are two ways to participate.

First, take advantage of marketing and thought leadership resources. We’ve collected ready-to-use resources to help you engage with customers and prospects during National Entrepreneurship Week, from event kits that make it easy for you to plan and execute on a customer roundtable or lunch and learn, to marketing and sales resources to help you in your reach and follow up efforts. Find them on the next tab, “Ready to plan your event?”

Second, get even more marketing value. Sign up for access to additional resources that will help you build your brand name around National Entrepreneurship Week as a thought leader and advocate of small businesses.

By signing up2 you’ll get:

  • A press release template to announce your participation to the public
  • Badge images to use in your marketing efforts. For example, signature lines and printed and email assets
  • Space on our customer-facing website where your NEW event information can be featured.

Email: entrepreneurs@microsoft.com to sign up.

1 Kauffman Foundation
2 Signed agreement required to receive benefits.

Hosting an event is a great way to connect with and support entrepreneurs in your area. Here you’ll find a selection of Microsoft partner marketing and thought leadership content that is ready for you to leverage today.

  • Plan - Review the content and choose from a number of topics that entrepreneurs will be excited to hear more about. Choose a date, location and presenters for your event.
  • Invite - Use the customizable email template to invite prospects to register.
  • Deliver - Customize a customer-facing PowerPoint deck to help build and deliver your message at your event.
  • Follow-up - Download flyers, e-books and articles to use as leave-behinds or hand-outs at your event, or to send when you follow-up with attendees after the event.

Email: entrepreneurs@microsoft.com to get started.

1 Kauffman Foundation

On January 17th, we held a workshop titled, “Learn how you can make the most of National Entrepreneurship Week”. This workshop was designed to highlight the ways you can participate, along with Microsoft, in this exciting event.

In case you missed it, you can watch the recording here

Ready to launch your National Entrepreneurship Week event? Take advantage of the benefits of registering your event through Microsoft Community Connections (MCC) and you’ll get:

  • Free giveaways for your attendees, typically copies of software to distribute.
  • Support through access to an 800# and email address of your regional support call center.
  • Content for your customers on what technology can do to help them boost productivity

Register your event here

In the meantime, check out our recently launched customer-facing National Entrepreneurship page at https://www.wininbizweek.com/

This opportunity is open to all Microsoft Partners and there are two ways to participate.

First, take advantage of marketing and thought leadership resources. We’ve collected ready-to-use resources to help you engage with customers and prospects during National Entrepreneurship Week, from event kits that make it easy for you to plan and execute on a customer roundtable or lunch and learn, to marketing and sales resources to help you in your reach and follow up efforts. Find them on the next tab, “Ready to plan your event?”

Second, get even more marketing value. Sign up for access to additional resources that will help you build your brand name around National Entrepreneurship Week as a thought leader and advocate of small businesses.

By signing up2 you’ll get:

  • A press release template to announce your participation to the public
  • Badge images to use in your marketing efforts. For example, signature lines and printed and email assets
  • Space on our customer-facing website where your NEW event information can be featured.

Email: entrepreneurs@microsoft.com to sign up.

1 Kauffman Foundation
2 Signed agreement required to receive benefits.