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Seattle District Office  - Nov. 29, 2021

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Submit Your Nomination for 2022 National Small Business Week Awards

Are you a small business owner with an amazing story to tell?

Or, do you know a small business that deserves recognition? If so, submit your nomination today for the 2022 National Small Business Week Awards.

For more than 50 years, National Small Business Week has celebrated the achievements of America’s small businesses and the contributions they make to their local communities, and to the nation’s economy. National Small Business Week will be May 1-7, 2022.

Award Categories 

The SBA Seattle District Office invites you to nominate a local small business and/or individual or organization to be considered for recognition for one of the following awards:

  • Small Business Person of the Year
  • Exporter of the Year
  • 8(a) Graduate of the Year
  • Rural Small Business of the Year
  • Young Entrepreneur of the Year

How to Nominate

Step 1: Review the nomination criteria
Start by reviewing the Seattle District Office 2022 Supplemental Award Nominations GuideDownload Adobe Reader to read this link content and the National Small Business Week 2022 Award Nominations Guidelines for award categories, nomination criteria and detailed submission instructions.

Step 2: Gather and complete the required forms
All forms can be downloaded from the National Small Business Week website. Refer to the nomination guidelines to determine which forms to submit.

Step3: Submit your completed nomination electronically
Submissions must be uploaded to the Seattle District Office BOX account.

Step 4: Watch your email for communication regarding your nomination

Deadline and Submission Guidelines

The deadline for submitting a full nomination package is: 12 p.m. PT, Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022. All nomination packages must be submitted electronically to the Seattle District Office BOX account.


Contact Desiree Albrecht at sends e-mail) or (202) 836-0662. 

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Grow Your Small Business in 2022 with These Resources

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Whether you have your eye on upcoming opportunities in the recently passed Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, are ready to take your business in a new direction, or are simply looking to grow your business in the new year, this webinar is for you.

Join subject matter experts from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Seattle District Office on Tuesday, Dec. 14 from 2 - 3 p.m. as they share information about the various SBA programs that empower small businesses to successfully move forward, grow and expand.

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Important Updates to the COVID EIDL Program

SBA has announced the following updated guidance for COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program applicants to better serve small business owners in need, while funding remains available:

  • EIDL loan and Targeted Advance applications will be accepted until December 31 and will continue to be processed after this date until funds are exhausted.
  • Supplemental Targeted Advance applications will be accepted until December 31. The SBA cannot continue to process Supplemental Targeted Advance applications after December 31 and strongly encourages eligible small businesses to apply by December 10 to ensure adequate processing time.
  • Borrowers can request increases up to their maximum eligible loan amount for up to two years after their loan origination date, or until the funds are exhausted, whichever is soonest.
  • The SBA will accept and review reconsideration and appeal requests for COVID EIDL applications received on or before December 31 if the reconsideration/appeal is received within the timeframes in the regulation. This means six months from the date of decline for reconsiderations and 30 days from the date of reconsideration decline for appeals – unless funding is no longer available.

The COVID EIDL and EIDL Advance programs still have billions of dollars available to help small businesses hard hit by the pandemic. More than 3.8 million businesses employing more than 20 million people have found financial relief through SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans.

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, Nov. 30 

9 a.m. | Creating a Quick Business Plan in Three Hours

11 a.m. | Creating a Website that Engages

6 p.m. | Comprendiendo Los Cambios en Las Leyes de Horas Extras en La Agricultura

Wednesday, Dec. 1

8 a.m. | Doing Business with the Government

9 a.m. | Intro to Business Live Webinar

1:30 p.m. | Understanding the Changes in Agricultural Overtime Laws

Thursday, Dec. 2 

8 a.m. | Idaho Tax and Business Basics for Self-Employed

12 p.m. | Let's Talk Business: Planning Your Customer Experience 

2 p.m. | Creating a Career & Life Portfolio

5:30 p.m. | Digital Marketing

Friday, Dec. 3

10 a.m. | Get Started

Tuesday, Dec. 7

8 a.m. | Tax and Business Basics for Small Businesses in Idaho

8:30 a.m. | Grow with a Pro (Banking Professional) * 

10:30 a.m. | Employer Incentive Programs: How to Apply for Reimbursement 

1 p.m. | Financial Basics for New Small Businesses

Wednesday, Dec. 8

9 a.m. | OSHA 300 Recordkeeping

1:30 p.m. | Employer Guide to Workers' Rights

Thursday, Dec. 9

10 a.m. | The Basics of Child Support for Employers in Washington State

11:30 a.m. | Business Expert Session: Angel Investment for Start-ups

2 p.m. | How to Become a Facebook Master * 

Friday, Dec. 10 

9:30 a.m. | Tax Essentials for New and Existing Business Owners

Monday, Dec. 13 

9 a.m. | QuickBooks Online Basics You Need to Know * 

Tuesday, Dec. 14 

8:30 a.m. | Grow with a Pro (Tax Professional) * 

1 p.m. | How to Optimize Your Pricing Strategy to Maximize Profits 

1 p.m. | Creating a Quick Business Plan in Three Hours

1:30 p.m. | Hiring an "Independent Contractor" and Avoid Prime Contractor Liability

2 p.m. | Grow Your Small Business in 2022 with These Resources

Wednesday, Dec. 15

9 a.m. | OSHA 300 Recordkeeping

10 a.m. | Business Tax Basics Webinar

10 a.m. | Marketing 1: Developing and Promoting Your Product of Service to Sell More

1:30 p.m. | Overtime Exemptions Training Session

2 p.m. | Get Started 

Thursday, Dec. 16

11 a.m. | Effective Landing Pages 101

1 p.m. | Marketing Part 2: Pricing Your Product or Service to Sell & Getting Online

Friday, Dec. 17 

9 a.m. | Tax Saving Strategies for Small Businesses

* SBA's participation or support is not an endorsement of any product, service, or entity.

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