Minnesota Small Business Week Awards

The Minnesota District Office is accepting nominations for local and national awards in support of National Small Business Week 2020.  We need you to identify and nominate the phenomenal, innovative small businesses and supportive champions in your community.

Minnesota District Office Awards

The judging criteria and instructions for each Minnesota award can be found in the MN Small Business Week Award Guidelines below.  The required Forms 3300 and 3315 are also provided.  Submissions must be mailed or hand-delivered to the Minnesota District Office by December 30, 2019.

  • Encore Entrepreneur – for an individual who started their business after age 50
  • Family-Owned Small Business – for businesses with a 15 year track record that has been handed from one generation to another
  • Minority-Owned Small Business – for businesses 51% or more owned and controlled by one or more minorities
  • Minority Small Business Champion – for individuals who have advanced small business opportunities for minorities
  • Veteran-Owned Small Business - for businesses 51% or more owned and controlled by one or more Veterans, Active Duty Service members, Reservists, National Guard Members or their spouses
  • Veteran Small Business Champion - for individuals who have advanced small business opportunities for veterans
  • Women in Business Champion - for individuals who have advanced small business opportunities for women
  • Women-Owned Small Business - for businesses 51% or more owned and controlled by one or more women
  • Young Entrepreneur – for individuals who are majority owner and operator of a business and will not have turned age 30 by June 1, 2020

MN Small Business Week Award Guidelines

SBA Form 3300 Award Nominee Background Form

SBA Form 3315 District Office Award Form

 

National Small Business Week Awards

Information, forms and instructions for submitting national awards can be found at https://www.sba.gov/national-small-business-week/national-small-business-week-awards.  Submissions must be received at the appropriate program office by January 7, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. ET.

Small Business Person of the Year
Exporter of the Year

Phoenix Awards for Disaster Recovery:
-Phoenix Award for Small Business Disaster Recovery
-Phoenix Award for Outstanding Contributions to Disaster Recovery, Public Official
-Phoenix Award for Outstanding Contributions to Disaster Recovery, Volunteer
Federal Procurement Awards:
-Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year
-Small Business Subcontractor of the Year
-Dwight D. Eisenhower Awards for Excellence (for large prime contractors who use small businesses as suppliers and contractors)
-8(a) Graduate of the Year
Awards to SBA Resource Partners:
-Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Excellence and Innovation Center Award
-Women’s Business Center of Excellence Award
-Veterans Business Outreach Center of the Year
Jody C. Raskind Lender of the Year
Small Business Investment Company of the Year