Wisconsin 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.

Emerging Small Business Person of the Year

A business with a three-year track record, with fewer than 25 employees, under $2.5 million is sales and less than 10 years in business. The business should have consistent overall growth in employees and sales; innovativeness of products or services; successful response to adversity; and contributions to the community.

Minority Small Business Champion of the Year

An individual who has fulfilled a commitment to the advancement of small business opportunities for minority business owners may be nominated. Champion nominees may or may not be small business owners.

SCORE Mentor Of The Year (Nominated by SCORE Wisconsin)

A SCORE mentor who meets or exceeds mentoring numbers and standards as set forth by SCORE National Association. Assists and leads in developing and implementing current state-of-the-art business practices and tools with clients, SCORE volunteers and resource partners. Acts as an advocate for SCORE, SBA, and the small business community.

SBA will make the above referenced awards to eligible small businesses at the Wisconsin 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 7, 2023