Nominate VT Entrepreneurs for 2020 SmallBiz Awards

Vermont District Office  - Oct. 15, 2019

u s small business administration
Small Business Awards Ceremony

VT Accepting Nominations for 2020 Small Business Awards

The Small Business Administration Vermont District Office is accepting nominations for its 2020 small business awards. 

Previous Vermont winners include Ben and Jerry’s, Mamava and 14th Star Brewing Co., the 2019 Small Business Person of the Year winner.

Since 1963, the SBA has recognized the outstanding achievements of America’s small businesses for their contributions to their local communities, and to the nation’s economy.

The award categories are:

-Small Business Person of the Year
-Exporter of the Year
-Family-Owned Business of the Year
-Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year
-Veteran-Owned Small Business of the Year
-Minority-Owned Small Business of the Year
-Young Entrepreneur of the Year
-Microenterprise of the Year

To nominate a company for an award, please email the following information about the nominee to

-Owner’s First and Last Name
-Name of Business
-Award Category
-Phone Number
-Email Address

 All nominations must be submitted by 3 p.m. EST, Jan. 7. Businesses may self-nominate.

For more information, email or call 802-828-4422.

Get Your Business Financed

Learn how to get your small business financed during a panel discussion hosted by the SBA at 9 a.m. Oct. 23 at the Space on Main, 174 Main St., in Bradford, Vt.

It’s Free. Register at

For more information, email

Business Taxes 101

The first part of class will cover best practices and important considerations for freelancers and small business owners, including maximizing tax deductions, LLCs and taxes, eliminating tax bill surprises, and more. Bring your questions for the second part of class for a group Q&A discussion. Instructor: Patti Bisson of 585 North When: Thursday, October 17 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM Where: CWE Vermont 431 Pine Street (Maltex Building), Suite 101 Burlington, VT 05401 Fee: Free. Must register to attend.