Montana District Office Awards

To be nominated and receive one of the following local awards, the small business nominee must fit within the category of the award, demonstrate success in business and complete and submit the required nomination package information. Incomplete packages will not be accepted.

After you read through the categories below, you can read the general guidelines and submit your nomination.

Woman-Owned Small Business

A business that is at least 51% women-owned with a successful track record and a commitment to strengthen woman-owned businesses within the community. Montana-state award only - does not move on to national competition.

Veteran-Owned Small Business

A business that is at least 51% veteran-owned with a successful track record and a commitment to strengthen veteran-owned businesses within the community. Montana-state award only - does not move on to national competition.

Young Entrepreneur-Owned Small Business

A business that is at least 51% owned by an individual(s) under the age of 35, has a successful track record and fulfills a commitment to strengthen businesses within the community. Montana-state award only - does not move on to national competition.

Small Business Champion

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 need not be small business owners. Montana-state award only - does not move on to national competition.

SBA will make the above referenced awards to eligible small businesses at the Montana district level only. Awards for Small Business Person of the Year and Exporter of the Year will be forwarded for National competition.

Last updated September 6, 2023