The Deadline is Approaching for you to Nominate the next 2023 Small Business Award Winners!

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New Hampshire District Office - November 16, 2022 

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

Don't Delay - Act Today - Let's Get those Nominations in for #NSBW- Deadline Dec. 8th


Small Business Person of the Year Award: Nominees must bear principal responsibility for operating a small business for a minimum of three years prior to being nominated and demonstrate success in business as well as contributions to their local communities.

Small Business Exporter of the Year: SBA’s Small Business Exporter of the Year recognizes individuals for their success and dedication to exporting products or services. Nominees will be evaluated on:

New Hampshire District Office Awards: 

Jeffrey Butland Family-Owned Small Business of the Year:  Any small business that is family-owned and operated, with a 15-year track record that has been passed on from at least one generation to another. 

Minority Small Business Owner:  Any individual who qualifies as a minority and who owns at least 51% and operates a small business may be nominated.

Veteran Small Business Owner:  Any individual(s) who owns at least 51% and operates a small business and is a veteran of the U.S. armed forces may be nominated.  

Woman Small Business Owner:  Any woman/women who owns at least 51% and operates a small business may be nominated. 

Microenterprise:  Any individual(s) who founded, owns, and operates a business with 5 or fewer employees (including the owner). 

Young Entrepreneur: Any individual(s), under the age of 30 by June 1st, 2023, who owns at least 51% and operates a small business may be nominated.

Small Business Manufacturer: Any small business manufacturer may be nominated. Highlighting demonstrated creativity and/or commitment to a social mission, buying local, etc.

Homebased Business Owner: Any small business operated out of a home office location may be nominated.

Financial Services Champion: Any Individual who assists small businesses through advocacy to increase usefulness and availability of accounting or financial services.

To be nominated and receive one of the following awards, the nominee must fit within the category of the award, have a three-year track record, have received at least one type of SBA assistance.

 A complete nomination package will require a completed background form (SBA Form 3300) and the SBA District Office Award Form (SBA Form 3315), both found at

All nominations must be received by the NH District office (by electronic submission ONLY) to the district office BOX account no later than 3:00 p.m. on December 8th, 2022.  *Incomplete packages will not be accepted.

To obtain information please contact Cheryl Croto- or call 603-892-8901

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