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2018 Small Business Week Award Nominations

The Minnesota District Office is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Small Business Week Awards.  National Small Business Week will be April 29 - May 5, 2018.   A luncheon will be held in Minneapolis during that week to honor the Minnesota winners.

We are looking for outstanding small businesses and champions to honor during Small Business Week. Small Business Person of the Year and Small Business Exporter of the Year winners will be awarded at the state and national level.  Nomination packages for those two awards can be downloaded from the National Small Business Week website at https://www.sba.gov/nsbw/awards.  Additional awards for contracting, disaster recovery and others are also given.  A complete list is available on the National Small Business Week website.

The Minnesota District Office will also be honoring winners in the following categories:

  • Encore Entrepreneur for business owners who started their business after age 50
  • Family Owned Small Business for businesses that have been passed from one generation to another with at least a 15 year track record
  • Minority Owned Small Business for businesses 51% or more owned and controlled by at least one minority owner
  • Minority Small Business Champion for individuals who work to advance minority business ownership
  • Veteran Owned Small Business for businesses 51% or more owned and controlled by at least one veteran owner or spouse of a veteran
  • Veteran Small Business Champion for individuals who work to advance veteran business ownership
  • Women in Business Champion for individuals who work to advance women business ownership
  • Women Owned Small Business for businesses 51% or more owned and controlled by at least one woman owner
  • Young Entrepreneur for business owners who will not have reached the age of 30 by June 1, 2018

Nomination packages will include SBA Form 3300, SBA Form 3315, and supporting documentation.  Complete details can be found in the Minnesota Small Business Week Guidelines.

File Attachments: 
Attachments Size
MN_Small_Business_Week_Award_Guidelines 162Kb
SBA_Form_3300 195Kb
SBA_Form_3315 242Kb