Are you the next SBA winner? Nominations open NOW!!

Connecticut District Office  - December 2017

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Are you a small business owner or know of a small business with an amazing story to tell? Do you or your organization champion for small businesses in the community? 

Small Business of the Year Awards

If so, SBA Connecticut wants to hear from you! 

SBA is seeking nominations for its annual National Small Business Week Awards, to be held during the week of April 29 - May 5, 2018. 

In addition to the national categories listed on SBA's dedicated National Small Business Week website,  SBA Connecticut is calling for submissions in the following categories: 

  • Small Business Person of the Year - Winner will go on to statewide competition for a chance to compete for National Small Business Person of the Year 
  • Small Business Exporter of the Year - Winner will go on to statewide competition for a chance to compete for National Small Business Person of the Year 
  • Family-Owned Business of the Year - Winner must be in business for at least 15 years 
  • Young Entrepreneur of the Year - Small business with at least a three-year track record, and who will not have reached the age of 40 by June 1, 2018 
  • Micro Business of the Year - Small business at least one (1) year in business, and no more than five (5) employees 
  • Small Business Champion - an organization with demonstrated efforts to improve conditions in the small business community as a whole, not soley for individual personal advancement 
  • Financial Services Champion - For advocacy to positively influence the environment for small business financial success.
  • Minority Small Business Owner -  Any individual who qualifies as a minority and who owns at least 51% and operates a small business may be nominated. Staying power – a substantiated history as an established business.
  •  Homebased Business Owner - Any small business operated out of a home office location may be nominated. 
  •  Small Business Manufacturer - Any small business manufacturer may be nominated. 

 All nominations must be submitted no later than 12 noon, EST Jan 9, 2018. Nomination packages must be hand-delivered or mailed to the Connecticut SBA District Office at 280 Trumbull St. 2nd flr. Hartford, CT 06013.

Questions? Call or email at (617) 565-5572 or elizabeth.moisuk@sba.gov. SBBW 2018 forms available at: https://www.sba.gov/ct.

Start your nomination process today!

 

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