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Small Business Week 2012 Nominations

Release Date: 
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
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Advisory Date: 
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
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Moraima Gutierrez


Small Business Week 2012

Connecticut District Office

We welcome your nominees for recognition by the Connecticut District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration when we celebrate Small Business Week 2012 later this year.


Please check one or more potential categories:

Small Business Person of the Year: For developing an outstanding, growing business; innovative product(s), increasing jobs, increasing sales, overcoming adversity, and community contributions.

Small Business Exporter of the Year: Significantly increased export sales and profits, encouraging other firms to export, increased jobs through exports, and innovative methods of creating markets.

SBA Young Entrepreneur of the Year: Owner will not reach 30th birthday by June 1, 2011, three-year evidence of success in sales and profits, increased jobs, innovative products, demonstrated potential.

Entrepreneurial Success: Business that started ‘small’ by SBA standards, then developed into a large business. Business must have received SBA assistance.

Jeffrey Butland Family Owned Small Business: A family owned business that has passed from one generation to another and owner has responsibility for operating the business with at least a 15 year track record.

Small Business Champions of the Year: Those who promote small business, including volunteering time and services to small business interests and groups, advocating the cause of small business in the legislative process. Champions may or may not be small business owners.

Financial Services Champion
Women in Business Champion
Veteran Small Business Champion
Minority Small Business Champion
Home-Based Business Champion


I nominate Title

Company Organization Address

Nominees’s Qualifications for this Award — please attach short description on why this business/ advocate should be considered.

When nominating a business owner, please complete the following:
Is the company operating profitably? (circle one) Yes No
# of years in business # of employees
Annual sales $ SIC/NAICS code


Nominator Name Title

Phone Fax E-mail

Submit leads to Moraima.gutierrez@sba.gov or by fax at 202-481-1723 no later than October 31, 2011.

Complete nomination packages can be submitted to the Connecticut District Office any time between now and November 10, 2011.

Self-nominations accepted. This form may be duplicated. For further consideration, a nomination binder with detailed materials will be requested. SBA will contact the nominator with details.

National Small Business Week will be celebrated the week of May 15, 2012

Thanks for your support!


You may visit http://www.sba.gov/nominationsguidelines/index.html for a link to the full nominations guidelines and evaluation criteria as well as required forms.

U.S. Small Business Administration
Connecticut District Office
330 Main Street, 2nd Floor
Hartford, CT 06106
Moraima Gutierrez – Moraima.gutierrez@sba.gov or 860-240-4654

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