MIAMI -- The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has extended the deadline for nominations for South Florida's 2013 Small Business Person of the Year and nominations in seven other award categories recognizing excellence in small business and small business advocacy.
The revised deadline to submit a nomination to the South Florida District Office is Jan. 11, 2013.
"We heard from several businesses and resource partners where the busy holiday season made it difficult for them to meet the original nomination deadline,” said South Florida District Director Francisco "Pancho" Marrero. "There are many outstanding entrepreneurs and small business advocates within our 24-county district. This annual awards program is our way of recognizing that excellence and we want to make sure there was ample time to nominate business owners for these awards."
The winner of the South Florida Business Person of the Year winner will go on to compete at the state and national levels. The national winner and competitors will be honored during SBW in Washington, D.C. South Florida District winners will compete against the winners from SBA's North Florida District for state honors.
The 2013 award nomination guidelines can be found online at: www.sba.gov/content/2013-south-florida-district-office-small-business-we....
For more information, please call SBA South Florida District Public Affairs at: (305) 536-5521 ext. 104.
Date: 12/21/12 Author Information: James Brooks, Public Affairs