Nominate a Business Today! SBA Awards Nominations Now Open

Wisconsin District Office - September 23-30, 2019

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Nominations Now Open for SBA Awards

National Small Business Week Awards, are you the next winner?

For over 50 years, National Small Business Week has served as our nation’s salute to small business owners. Many household names were previous National Small Business Week award winners, including Ben and Jerry’s, Callaway Golf, Chobani, Dogfish Head, Stonyfield Farm, Pacifica, Superstition Meadery, and New Glarus Brewing.

SBA is now accepting nominations for a variety of awards, including SBA’s signature award, the National Small Business Person of the Year. If a Wisconsin business is three or more years old, there's a category to fit: Small Business Person of the Year; Exporter; 8(a) Graduate; Emerging, Family-Owned; Young Entrepreneur; or Business Success—and our newest category, Rural Small Business. We'd love to get to know and recognize you through your nomination and perhaps, an award.

Nominate a business today


National Preparedness Month webinar on September twenty-fourth at two o’clock pm Eastern Daylight Time

 SBA has partnered with the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety to help you protect your property in advance of a natural disaster. Join the free webinar tomorrow. 

Tuesday, Sept. 24, 1 p.m. CDT, Webinar: Fortifying your Property Against Natural Hazards.

Register here

Are You Interested in Small Business Financing or Contracting? Milwaukee Seminar October 10

Representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration and partners including the Wisconsin Procurement Institute (WPI) and Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC) will speak at a free event focused on supporting Wisconsin small businesses and providing more information about contracting with the federal government.

Date and Time: October 10, 2019, 8:00 am-1:00 pm

Location: Milwaukee Area Technical College, 700 E. State Street, Milwaukee


More information


Wisconsin Events and Classes

September 23

Childcare Crash Course (WWBIC), online

Dealing with Debt (WWBIC), Kenosha

September 24

Cybersecure Your Business, Madison

Negotiating Your Lease (WWBIC, Madison

September 25

Wisconsin LGBT Chamber Business Awards and Showcase, Milwaukee

Start, Run, and Grow Your Business Series (WWBIC), Racine

September 26

Accounting for the Non-Accountant(WWBIC), Racine

Contratando a su primer empleado, Milwaukee

The Power of QuickBooks (level 2), Milwaukee

September 28

BizTalk with SCORE radio show and podcast

Biz Connection with SCORE radio show and podcast

Importar y Exportar 101 (WWBIC), Madison


September 30

Marketing Mondays: Building a Website (WWBIC), MIlwaukee



BizTalk with SCORE radio show and podcast

Biz Connection with SCORE radio show and podcast

First Steps to Starting a Business-Free online course with the Small Business Development Center-Wisconsin


For more events and classes, visit the calendar at

Find SBA partners in your area  here for more offerings and business assistance.