2013 Vermont Small Business Awards Nominations

Help us recognize outstanding business owners in the Vermont small  business community.  Nominate today for one of the following:

          Small Business Person of the Year:  For developing an outstanding, growing business; innovative product(s), increasing jobs, increasing sales, overcoming adversity, and community contributions.

         Small Business Exporter of the Year:  Significantly increased export sales and profits, encouraging other firms to export, increased jobs through exports, and innovative methods of creating markets.

        SBA Young Entrepreneur of the Year:  Owner will not reach 35th birthday by June 1, 2013, three-year evidence of success in sales and profits, increased jobs, innovative products, demonstrated potential.

        Entrepreneurial Success:  Business that started ‘small’ by SBA standards, then developed into a large business.  Business must have received SBA assistance.

       Jeffrey Butland Family Owned Small Business:  A family-owned business with at least a 15-year track record that has passed from one generation to another.

       Vermont Micro-Enterprise:  For developing a growing business with assistance through SBA loan programs or as a client of one of our SBA technical service providers, at least a three-year track record, and 5 or fewer employees.

        Veteran-owned Small Business Person of the Year: For developing a growing business, three-year evidence of success in sales and profits, increased jobs, innovative product, demonstrated potential.

        Woman-owned Small Business Person of the Year: For developing a growing business, three-year evidence of success in sales and profits, increased jobs, innovative product, demonstrated potential.

        Small Business Journalist of the Year: For concerted efforts to increase public understanding of the importance of small business contributions to the economy.

Please be sure to include your name, business and contact information and nominate by the December 12th deadline to Valleie Morse, SBA Vermont District Office, P O Box 605, Montpelier, VT 05601, FAX# 828-4485.

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