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Now Accepting Nominations!

Illustration of a trophy with text, 2023 National Small Business Week Awards. Now accepting nominations. The SBA logo is included.

Do you have or know someone who has a successful small business that deserves national recognition? National Small Business Week is dedicated to honoring outstanding small business and the contributions they make to our economy. Nominate yourself or a business today!


  1. Is the owner a legal resident of the U.S. or its territories? 
  2. Has the business been operating for at least 3 years?
  3. Have they received any type of SBA assistance? Which could include but is not limited to:

Quick Steps to Nominate

  1. Download NSBW Award Nomination Guidelines
  2. Download SBA Background Form 3300
  3. Download the corresponding Award Nomination Form (SBA Form 3301, SBA Form 3302,…,SBA Form 3315, etc.) for the award you wish to nominate by clicking on the name of the award.
  4. Complete both forms, provide any supporting documentation and scan all into 1 PDF document.
  5. Determine which box account (either Alabama or specific award box account) to submit your 1 PDF document.

Still have Questions? To learn more about how to nominate a business or self-nominate by registering for office hours and get your questions answered.



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National Hispanic Heritage Month

Live - SBA Overview and Q&A in SPANISH/ESPANOL

By Alabama District Office on October 4, 2022; 6:00 pm


¡Feliz #HispanicHeritageMonth a los millones de pequeñas empresas de propiedad hispana en los Estados Unidos! La SBA tiene recursos para ayudarlo a iniciar, crecer, expandir o recuperar su negocio. Aprenda cómo durante un webinar vivo. 

Happy #HispanicHeritageMonth to the millions of Hispanic-owned small businesses in the United States! SBA has resources to help you start, grow, expand or recover your business. Learn how during live webinar. 


¡conéctase con nosotros en vivo!

Get funding to start or grow your business. Picture of a stack of money.

SBA Loans 101

Monday, September 26 at 11:30 am and 6:00 pm (1 hour session)



National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month (NPM) is recognized each September to promote family, community and business disaster planning now and throughout the year. The 2022 theme is “A Lasting Legacy. The life you’ve built is worth protecting. Prepare for disasters to create a lasting legacy for you and
your family.”