Seattle 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.

Rural Small Business of the Year

This award honors a small business located in a rural county in the Seattle District Office territory.

Young Entrepreneur of the Year

To be considered a young entrepreneur, the individual must serve as a majority owner and operate or bear principal responsibility for operating a small business with a three year track record, and who will not have reached the age of 30 by June 1, 2023. Business must have received SBA assistance.

SBA will make the above referenced awards to eligible small businesses at the Seattle 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