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Deadlines Approaching for 2020 Small Business Week Award Nominations

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019
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MINNEAPOLIS – The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding Minnesotans that nomination deadline for the SBA’s 2020 Small Business Week Awards is almost here. Submissions for Minnesota state awards must be mailed or hand-delivered to the Minnesota District Office by December 30, 2019.

For more than 50 years, National Small Business Week has celebrated the inspiring achievements of America’s small businesses and the countless contributions they make to their local communities, and to our nation’s economy. Each year SBA’s Minnesota District Office participates by recognizing outstanding local small business owners and small business champions who help them start and grow their businesses.

The SBA Minnesota District Office will recognize individuals and businesses in multiple categories. Details on who qualifies for each award and how to apply can be found at

In addition to the state awards, SBA also recognizes small businesses at the national level. Information, forms and instructions for submitting national awards can be found at Submissions must be received at the appropriate program office by January 7, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. ET.


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