2023 Small Business Award Week

 

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Illustration of a trophy with text, 2023 National Small Business Week Awards. Now accepting nominations. The SBA logo is included.

For almost 60 years, SBA has been honoring small businesses through America’s most prestigious awards program during National Small Business Week.   Nevada award winners will be honored in Las Vegas during a ceremony held the first week in May 2023 to commemorate National Small Business Week. The submission deadline is December 8, 2022, 12pm PST.

Learn More about the Awards

There’s still time to tell your story! Don’t delay! Nominate (or self-nominate) a business for a 2023 SBA Small Business Award TODAY! It’s a simple process to complete your submission. Questions? Join us on a free “how to” webinar or contact us: 702 388 6611 or NVDO@sba.gov for more information.

Visit the SBA’s dedicated website at www.sba.gov/nsbw to download forms, criteria, and guidelines for submitting a nomination. The nomination guidelines and district awards categories can also be found at : Nevada District NSBW  You may also contact 702 388 6611 or NVDO@sba.gov for additional information.

The Nevada District Small Business Week Awards Categories:

  • Small Business Person of the Year  (National and District): Individual or partners who own a small business, which has increased sales, profits and employees, and have been in business for at least three years. Business must have received Small Business Administration assistance.
  • Exporting Small Business of the Year (National and District): Small business which has increased sales, profits and/or employees due to exporting and has been in business for at least three years. Business must have received Small Business Administration assistance.
  • Minority Small Business of the Year: Any small business at least 51% owned and operated by one or more ethnic minority, that have received SBA assistance and been in business for at least three years may be nominated.
  • Family-Owned Small Business of the Year: Any small business that is family-owned and operated that has received SBA assistance and been in business for at least three years may be nominated.
  • Veteran Owned Small Business of the Year: Any small business at least 51% owned by a veteran(s) of the U.S. armed forces which has received SBA assistance and has been in business for at least three years may be nominated.
  • Woman Owned Small Business of the Year: Any small business at least 51% owned and operated by one or more woman which has received SBA assistance and has been in business for at least three years may be nominated.
  • Rural Owned Small Business of the Year: Any small rural business that has received SBA assistance and has been in business for at least three years may be nominated.
  • Micro Enterprise Business of the Year: Any microenterprise business with five or less employees that has received SBA assistance and has been in business for three years may be nominated.
  • Young Entrepreneur of the Year: Any small business, at least 51% owned and operated by one or more individuals that are 30 or who will not have reached the age of 30 by June 1, 2023, that has received SBA assistance and has been in business for at least three years may be nominated
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit of the Year: Any individual or company in Nevada who best demonstrates a pattern of promotional support to entrepreneurial activities and small businesses in the state. Nominees may or may not be small business owners may be nominated.
  • Legacy Small Business of the Year: Any individual or partners who own a small business, which has increased sales, profits, and employees, and has been in business for at least twenty-five years. Business must have received Small Business Administration assistance.

All nominations must be received by electronic submission ONLY to the District’s BOX account no later 12p.m. Pacific Time on December 8, 2022.   Click Here to Submit Complete Nomination Package

Join us in the upcoming webinars and learn how to nominate (or self-nominate) a business for a 2023 SBA Small Business Award.

Register today to learn how you could be our next winner!

The training will cover on how to nominate and how to create an award-winning submission package. We will discuss the guidelines for the national and district-level small business awards, the documents you need to include in your submission, and things to include to make your submission strong. There will be time at the end for Q&A.

Webinar dates (all times Pacific):

November 30 Wednesday 10am

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