Apply or Nominate Now - National Small Business Week Awards Nominations Open

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Apply Now for 2023 National Small Business Week Awards

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

Event: Tips for Submitting a Winning Small Business Week Award Nomination

Want help understanding the forms and writing a better nomination package? 
We are hosting a class on that.

Wednesday, November 16 from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST
Wednesday, November 30 from  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM CST

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Nominations for 2023 awards are open until Dec. 8, 2022 at 2pm CT

 

Do you or someone you know have what it takes to become America’s “Small Business Person of the Year” for 2023? Know someone who’s been a huge supporter of small business owners? If so, the U.S. Small Business Administration wants to hear from you. 

The SBA’s Minnesota District Office is proud to announce it is accepting nominations for 2023 National Small Business Week Awards.

Winners will be honored during National Small Business Week (April 30 - May 6, 2023).

Minnesota State Award Categories

The SBA Minnesota District Office will be awarding individuals and small businesses in each of the following categories:

  • Encore Entrepreneur
  • Family-Owned Small Business
  • Minority-Owned Small Business
  • Minority Small Business Champion
  • Veteran-Owned Small Business
  • Veteran Small Business Champion
  • Women in Business Champion
  • Women-Owned Small Business
  • Young Entrepreneur


All nominations must be submitted electronically to the U.S. Small Business Administration Minnesota District office BOX account by  2:00 p.m. CT, December 8, 2022.

Minnesota Information and Nomination Forms

 

National Award Categories

National Small Business Week award nomination categories include:

  • Small Business Person of the Year Award
  • Small Business Exporter of the Year
  • Phoenix Award for Small Business Disaster Recovery
  • Phoenix Award for Small Business Disaster Mitigation
  • Phoenix Award for Outstanding Contributions to Disaster Recovery - Public Official
  • Phoenix Award for Outstanding Contributions to Disaster Recovery - Volunteer
  • Federal Procurement Award - Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year Award
  • Federal Procurement Award - Small Business Subcontractor of the Year Award
  • Federal Procurement Award - Dwight D. Eisenhower Award for Excellence
  • 8(a) Graduate of the Year Award
  • Small Business Development Center Excellence and Innovation Award
  • Veterans Business Outreach Center Excellence in Service Award
  • Women's Business Center of the Year Excellence Award
  • Small Business Investment Company of the Year

 

Visit the link below to download forms, criteria, and guidelines for submitting a national nomination.

National SBW Information and Nomination Forms

 


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