Last Chance! 2023 SBA Small Business Week Awards - Nominations due by Noon PST on Thursday (12/8)

San Diego District Office

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Nominations Accepted Now!
Submit by Noon Pacific on

Thursday, December 8, 2022

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


SBA's San Diego District Office is Accepting Nominations for 16 Award Categories

(Scroll down to see them all.)

Submit your nomination TODAY!


The U.S. Small Business Administration San Diego District Office is now accepting nominations for its 2023 National and Local Small Business Week Awards, including the annual Small Business Person of the Year award.

San Diego District Office awards will be presented at a Small Business Awards ceremony in early to mid-May 2023.

Visit SBA’s dedicated website www.sba.gov/nsbw to download forms, criteria, and guidelines for submitting a nomination. 

The SBA Awards given in celebration of National Small Business Week include the following award categories:

National Award Categories: (Accepted by the San Diego District Office no later than 12 p.m. PST on December 8, 2022.)

  • Small Business Person of the Year
  • Small Business Exporter of the Year
  • 8(a) Graduate of the Year Award
  • Small Business Development Center Excellence and Innovation Award
  • Women’s Business Center of Excellence Award

(Visit www.sba.gov/nsbw for a list of all National Small Business Week categories, guidelines, forms, and submission information.) 

Learn more and submit your nomination today!

Early submissions are encouraged for a
package completeness review before the due date.

Incomplete nomination packages will not be considered.



San Diego District Office Local Award Categories:
(Accepted by the San Diego District Office no later than 12 p.m. PST on December 8, 2022.)

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


The San Diego District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration serves San Diego and Imperial Counties and will only accept nominations for nominees from these two counties. Click here to find a list of SBA District Offices, or search by zip code.

Please review the guidelines for your specific category before submitting your nomination package.

Nominations for all of the above award categories must be received by the San Diego District office by electronic submission ONLY to the District’s BOX account

To obtain information, ask questions, or receive a copy of the National and San Diego District Nomination Guidelines, please contact Cynthia Harris at Cynthia.Harris@sba.gov.

Submit a San Diego District local nomination today!


About the U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality.  As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster.  It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov.