Now Accepting National Small Business Week Awards Nominations!

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Women & Minority Contracting Opportunities for Small Businesses

Presented by Angela Brewer, Business Opportunity Specialist from the SBA South Carolina District Office and Eddie Watson, Area Manager and Business Consultant with the Florence Area Small Business Development Center. Seating is limited, please RSVP to reserve your spot in advance! For more information, contact Ashley Deaza at 843-413-2755.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 10:00am EDT
SiMT Gould Business Incubator
1951 Pisgah Rd, Florence, SC 29501

SBA Surety Bond Guarantee Program Information Session

Bonding 101: Taking your company to the next level

Presented by the Charleston SCORE Chapter. Are you a contractor wishing to establish a bond line or increase your bonding capacity? Are you a contractor who wants a better understanding of the surety bond process? Do you have questions about the underwriting process, financial statements, and bank lines of credit? Learn how the Small Business Administration (SBA) has enhanced its bond guarantee program. This information will empower you and can help you to move your company to another level. Register for this workshop today!

Presenters: Matthew Clarke, Chairman, Carolina Indemnity Group. Mr. Clarke is a 25-year veteran surety underwriter and agent. William Furman, Charleston Area Manager, Small Business Administration.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 9:00am EDT
Lonnie Hamilton Services Building
4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston, SC 29405-7362

Information Corner

National Small Business Week. Submit your nomination today.

Now Accepting National Small Business Week Awards Nominations!

The U.S. Small Business Administration is now accepting nominations for its 2020 National Small Business Week Awards, including the annual Small Business Person of the Year. Since 1963, National Small Business Week has recognized the outstanding achievements of America’s small businesses for their contributions to their local communities, and to our nation’s economy.

SBA Awards given in celebration of National Small Business Week on May 3-9, 2020 include the following:

National Awards

Regional Awards

State Awards

Unless the guidelines specify otherwise, South Carolina award nomination packages should be sent to: 

SBA South Carolina District Office 1835 Assembly Street, Suite 1425 Columbia, SC 29201 Attention: Savannah Wilburn (803)253-3121 (link sends e-mail) 

All nominations must be submitted no later than 3 p.m. EST, Jan. 7, 2020.  Self-nominations are accepted. All nomination packages must be hand delivered or mailed to the South Carolina District Office.  Email submissions of SBA Awards forms will not be accepted as they contain personally identifiable information (PII).

Link to award forms are provided in the titles of the awards above.

National Awards GuidelinesDownload Adobe Reader to read this link content

Regional Awards GuidelinesDownload Adobe Reader to read this link content

State Awards GuidelinesDownload Adobe Reader to read this link content

Nomination Background FormDownload Adobe Reader to read this link content

Additional information can be found at

Winners will be notified and March 2020 and publicly announced in April 2020. Award recipients will be recognized at the SC Salute to Small Business Awards Ceremony Luncheon on May 6, 2020 at the Columbia Convention Center. Recipients may go on to receive additional regional and national awards.

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