National Be Heard Day
National Be Heard Day is observed next on Thursday, March 7th, 2024 (99 days from today).
Small and medium enterprises have a very important position in the economy of each country, reflected in the process of economic growth at the national or regional level, including in developed and developing countries. In each economy with different development characteristics, the role of small and medium enterprises is also expressed at different levels. In this article, two main issues will be approached and role in society. To promote the growth of small and medium-sized businesses, in the United States, National Be Heard Day is held annually on the first Saturday in March every year, held to listen to the opinions of small and medium enterprises, as well as creating conditions for small and medium enterprises to be closer to customers.
Until now, in most countries of the world, SMEs have been widely recognized as having a very important economic role, increasingly occupying an important position in the global production network, supply chains of goods and services around the world. This is reflected in the following specific contents:
Firstly, small and medium enterprises are making an important contribution to the growth engine of the economy.
Small and medium enterprises produce and supply to the market many different goods to meet the production and consumption needs of domestic and foreign markets, generate profits for themselves, contribute to creating added value for society as a whole, and increased GDP for the country. Besides, the participation of small and medium enterprises in production and business also contributes to making the number and types of products and services much richer and more diverse. This leads to the business environment being increasingly developed in the direction of encouraging production and business activities to become more and more effective, creating competitive pressure for all businesses, creating a driving force for business development promote innovation in production and distribution processes that use inputs most efficiently to produce high-quality products and services at low cost and meet market needs.
Second, encourage creativity and nurture entrepreneurship.
Experiencing the actual process of participating in competition, besides the small and medium enterprises that have failed and been screened, there will be many other businesses that gradually mature and develop. With the size of small and medium-sized enterprises, the operation of the majority of small and medium-sized enterprises is usually very dynamic and can change quickly to respond to market fluctuations, ready to invest in the following areas. New, new technology carries a high degree of risk.
The development process of small and medium-sized enterprises is the process of capital accumulation, seeking and expanding production scale and product consumption markets, improving management skills, etc., to gradually become large-scale enterprises. In fact, most large-scale enterprises in developed countries or multinational corporations usually start from the scale of a small business.
Third, make an important contribution to creating jobs.
Statistics in most countries show that SMEs account for a large proportion of the total number of enterprises in that country, and the proportion of workers employed by SMEs in the total number of employees is increased over the past several decades. In OECD countries, the share of workers in SMEs in total employment has increased since the 1980s. This is in contrast to the pre-1970s, when the share of workers in small businesses tended to decrease in industrialized countries. Meanwhile, in many developing countries, the proportion of employees working for SMEs in the total number of employees also tends to increase.
Although small and medium enterprises are creating a lot of value for life every day, most of them are not well known. So, National Be Heard Day was created with the purpose of encouraging small and medium businesses through clever promotional tactics, innovative marketing, and any other outstanding way to help impress a large number of people, so that others notice their presence.
History of National Be Heard Day
National Be Heard Day was founded in 2004 by business advisor Shanno Cherry. With the desire that small businesses are known more, heard more, creating motivation to develop small businesses but not large enterprises.
Observing National Be Heard Day
Whoever you are, on National Be Heard Day get involved in common activities to grow small businesses. For small businesses, National Be Heard Day is a great opportunity to express yourself. This day is for you, small businesses are heard, so speak up! There are many ways to find out what your community needs, or let them see your goals. Through smart marketing, convey what you want customers to feel about your business, so that they trust your products.
If you're a consumer, take listen to small businesses and give small businesses a chance at least on National Be Heard Day. Take the time to attend events and services that small businesses are providing. Listen to them and give them a chance.
Either way, share your National Be Heard Day on social media with the hashtag #NationalBeHeardDay to spread the word.
ObservedNational Be Heard Day has been observed annually on March 7th.
Monday, March 7th, 2022
Tuesday, March 7th, 2023
Thursday, March 7th, 2024
Friday, March 7th, 2025
Saturday, March 7th, 2026
Shannon Cherry in 2004