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NATIONAL SMALL BUSINESS WEEK 2012: Open Call for Nominations

NATIONAL SMALL BUSINESS WEEK 2012: Open Call for Nominations

By nicoj
Published: October 18, 2011 Updated: February 9, 2016

Nominate an Outstanding Small Business in Your Neighborhood for SBA’s Highest Awards

Every year, we at the SBA honor America’s small business owners by presenting National Small Business Week in Washington, DC. During National Small Business Week, we recognize outstanding entrepreneurs and small business owners and the contributions they’re making to create jobs, inspire innovation and strengthen our economy.  Earlier this year, we hosted one of our most successful Small Business Weeks.  Click here to see this year’s winners.

Now, we’re gearing up for next year’s National Small Business Week: May 20-26, 2012 in Washington, DC.  Click here for all the details.

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, we’re 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 our Nomination Guidelines. Submissions will be accepted until November 10, 2011. If you have questions about the nomination process, contact your local SBA District Office.

Additional Information

National Small Business Week Official Website

SBA’s Nomination Guidelines

National Small Business Week 2011 Highlight Video

About the Author:

Nico Janssen
My name is Nico and I'm serving as a moderator for the Community.