Saturday, October 22, 2011

Nominate a Small Business Today | National Small Business Week

Every year, SBA honors America’s small business owners by presenting National Small Business Week in Washington, DC and across the country. During National Small Business Week, SBA recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs and small business owners and the contributions they’re making to create jobs, inspire innovation and strengthen our economy. Earlier this year, SBA hosted one of its most successful National Small Business Weeks.

Now, SBA is gearing up for next year’s National Small Business Week: May 20-26, 2012 in Washington, DC.
Open Call for Nominations
SBA is currently seeking nominations from the public for exceptional entrepreneurs in every U.S. state and the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, to help in awarding a national winner and a winner for each state and territory.

In addition, SBA is also seeking nominations for the following categories:
Champion Awards for individuals or organizations dedicated to supporting small businesses in a variety of categories.
Phoenix Awards for individuals (business owners, volunteers and public officials) whose efforts and contributions have enabled their businesses or communities to recover successfully from a disaster.
To nominate a small business owner in your community, check out the Nomination Guidelines [PDF]. Submissions will be accepted until November 10, 2011. If you have questions about the nomination process, contact your local SBA District Office.

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