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SBA opens nominations for 2023 National Small Business Week Awards

Nominations should be submitted electronically by Dec. 8; awards will be presented the first week of May 2023.

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The U.S. Small Business Administration has opened nominations for the 2023 National Small Business Week Awards.

All nominations, according to a news release by the SBA, should be submitted electronically by 3 p.m. ET on Dec. 8. The awards will be presented during the NSBW Awards ceremony in the first week of May 2023.

For more than 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.

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Small Business Exporter of the Year

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

For local area contact and other related information, visit this SBA page.

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