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Minnesota Small Business Week Awards

Each year the Minnesota District Office participates in National Small Business Week by recognizing outstanding small business owners and those who help them start and grow their businesses. National Small Business Week will be observed April 30-May 6, 2017.

The U.S. Small Business Administration will recognize a number of  award categories at the national level including Small Business Person of the Year and Exporter of the Year. Information on all the national awards and instructions for applying can be found at

In addition, the Minnesota SBA District Office will recognize individuals and businesses in the following categories:

Encore Entrepreneur Family Owned Small Business Minority Champion
Minority Owned Small Business Veteran Owned Small Business Veteran Champion
Women Owned Small Business Women in Business Champion Young Entrepreneur

Details on who qualifies for each award and how to apply are included below in the MN Small Business Week Award Guidelines.