Updated Links: SBA Awards are Back! Nominations close December 8, 2022 at 2 pm CT

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SBA Awards Are Back!

Nominate someone you know . . . or perhaps yourself . . . but don't wait too long.  Nominations close

December 8, 2022 at 2 pm CT.

 

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

 

All nominations should be submitted electronically by 2 p.m. CT on December 8, 2022. The awards will be presented during the NSBW Awards ceremony in the first week of May 2023. 

 

For over 50 years, the SBA has celebrated National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. 

 

To nominate a small business owner in your area or download related forms, criteria, and guidelines, visit sba.gov/nsbw. Nominations for the following categories will be accepted:  

 

Small Business Person of the Year: A business/owner from each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam will be selected for the State Winner award. The state award winners will compete for the title of National Small Business Person of the Year, SBA’s signature award.

 

Additional awards include:

  • Small Business Exporter of the Year
  • Phoenix Awards for Disaster Recovery:
    • Phoenix Award for Small Business Disaster Recovery
    • Phoenix Award for Small Business Disaster Recovery - Mitigation
    • Phoenix Award for Outstanding Contributions to Disaster Recovery, Public Official
    • Phoenix Award for Outstanding Contributions to Disaster Recovery, Volunteer
  • Federal Procurement Awards:
    • Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year
    • Small Business Subcontractor of the Year
    • Dwight D. Eisenhower Awards for Excellence (for large prime contractors who use small businesses as suppliers and contractors)
    • 8(a) Graduate of the Year
  • Awards to SBA Resource Partners:
    • Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Excellence and Innovation Center Award
    • Women’s Business Center of Excellence Award
    • Veterans Business Outreach Center of the Year
  • Small Business Investment Company of the Year

 

We also have local awards!

 

  • Young Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Family-Owned Business of the Year
  • Financial Services Champion of the Year
  • Minority Small Business Champion or Business of the Year
  • Veteran Small Business Champion or Business of the Year
  • Women in Business Champion or Business of the Year

 

The guidelines and forms for local awards are located at Dallas/Fort Worth District NSBW award guidelines (sba.gov)

 

All nominations must be submitted electronically to the U.S. Small Business Administration Dallas/Fort Worth District Office Box Account.

 

The deadline for nominations is 2 p.m. CT on December 8, 2022!