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SBA New Hampshire Now Accepting 2018 National Small Business Week Awards Nominations

Release Date: 
Monday, November 6, 2017
Release Number: 
NH-SBW-1
Contact: 
Miguel Moralez 603-225-1400

Concord – The U.S. Small Business Administration is now accepting nominations for its 2018 National Small Business Week Awards, including the annual Small Business Person of the Year. Since 1963, National Small Business Week has recognized the outstanding achievements of America’s small businesses for their contributions to their local communities and our nation’s economy.

The dedicated website www.sba.gov/nsbw/awards  provides forms, criteria and guidelines for submitting a nomination.

SBA Awards given in celebration of National Small Business Week, April 29 – May 5, 2018, in New Hampshire include the following:

  • Small Business Person of the Year
    • One from each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam.
  • Small Business Exporter of the Year
  • Woman Owned Small Business of the Year
  • Veteran Owned Small Business of the Year
  • Family Owned Small Business of the Year
  • Young Entrepreneur of the Year (must be under 35 as of June 1, 2018)
  • Financial Services Champion: For advocacy above and beyond to positively influence the environment for small business financial success.
  • Small Business Champion: For advocacy above and beyond in support of small business establishment and growth.

While nominations must be submitted no later than 3 p.m. EST, Jan. 9, 2018, we encourage all nominators to submit leads by no later than December 1 to NewHampshire_DO@sba.gov.  Nominations packages can be mailed, hand delivered or emailed so long as any PII is protected.

For more information please contact the NH SBA office at 603-225-1400.

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About the Small Business Administration:  The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 and since January 13, 2012 has served as a Cabinet-level agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.  The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses.  Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, the SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam. http://www.sba.gov/.

 

Related State: 
New Hampshire