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Nominate a Business for the 2014 National Small Business Week Awards

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Nominate a Business for the 2014 National Small Business Week Awards

By ngoriel, SBA Official
Published: November 21, 2013

Are you a small business owner with an amazing success story to tell?  If so, submit your nomination today for the 2014 National Small Business Week Awards.  Nominations are currently being accepted online at http://nationalsmallbusinessweek.sba.gov/.

For more than 50 years, National Small Business Week has recognized the outstanding achievements of America’s small businesses for their contributions in their local communities, and to our nation’s economy. Winners will be announced during National Small Business Week – May 12-16, 2014.

Last year, we honored small business owner John Stonecipher—CEO of Guidance Aviation—with the National Small Business Person of the Year Award.  John turned his childhood fascination with airplanes into a successful business. Today Guidance Aviation has a staff of 55, fourteen aircrafts and a waiting list of students ready to take flight into their futures.

Are you our next winner?  Apply online today: http://nationalsmallbusinessweek.sba.gov/. In addition to the portal, nominations can also be sent directly to SBA District Offices, which can be located online at district offices.  All nominations must be submitted online, postmarked or hand delivered to the SBA no later than 11:59 p.m. ET on January 17, 2014.

National Small Business Week award categories include:

  • Small Business Person of the Year Awards
  • Small Business Exporter of the Year
  • Phoenix Award for Small Business Disaster Recovery
  • Phoenix Award for Outstanding Contributions to Disaster Recovery
  • Federal Procurement Award- Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year Award
  • Federal Procurement Award- Small Business Subcontractor of the Year Award
  • Federal Procurement Award- Dwight D. Eisenhower Award for Excellence
  • 8(a) Graduate of the Year Award
  • Small Business Development Center Excellence and Innovation Award
  • Veterans Business Outreach Center Excellence in Service Award
  • Women’s Business Center of Excellence Award

For more information, visit http://nationalsmallbusinessweek.sba.gov/.

 

 

 

About the Author:

Natale Goriel

SBA Official

Hi, my name is Natale and I'm serving as a Moderator for the SBA Community. Our goal is to continually improve this site to meet your needs, so we appreciate your feedback and participation.

Comments:

Can you clarify how much time/content is involved for the nomination, and are there any tangible benefits of receiving this honor?
Check out this link for the nomination guidelines: http://nationalsmallbusinessweek.sba.gov/sites/all/documents/Nomination_Guidelines.pdf
I don't understand many of these categories. What is 8(a)? Also, what happend to the Veteran Owned Business category? Why was it eliminated? Or is connected to the Veterans Business Center?
There aren't awards for all of the specific small business certifications; the business nominated just has to be small business certified to qualify for the majority of these awards.  This page contains information on 8(a): http://www.sba.gov/content/8a-requirements-overview

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