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🏆 SBA Is Now Accepting Small Business Award Nominations

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We’re Offering Training to Help You!

 


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



The 2023 SBA National Small Business Week (NSBW)

award nomination period closes on

⏰ Thursday, December 8, 2022, at 1 pm MST.

Incomplete or late nominations will not be accepted.

 

Nominate your favorite small business or YOURSELF**!

 

Submit Your Nomination Today!

 


**Self-nominations are accepted for all award categories except Prime Contractor of the Year, Subcontractor of the Year, SBDC Excellence in Service (individual centers), VBOC Excellence in Service, and WBC Excellence in Service.  


 

2023 SBA National Award Categories (14)

  • Small Business Person of the Year
  • Small Business Exporter of the Year
  • Phoenix Award for Small Business Disaster Recovery
  • Phoenix Award for Small Business Disaster Mitigation
  • Phoenix Award for Outstanding Contributions to Disaster Recovery – Public Official
  • Phoenix Award for Outstanding Contributions to Disaster Recovery – Volunteer
  • Federal Procurement Award – Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year**
  • Federal Procurement Award – Small Business Subcontractor of the Year**
  • Federal Procurement Award – Dwight D. Eisenhower Award for Excellence
  • 8(a) Graduate of the Year
  • Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Excellence and Innovation**
  • Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) Excellence in Service**
  • Women’s Business Center (WBC) of the Year Excellence in Service**
  • Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) of the Year

2023 SBA New Mexico District Award Categories (9)

  • Entrepreneurial Success Award
  • Family-Owned Small Business of the Year
  • Minority-Owned Small Business of the Year 
  • Veteran-Owned Small Business of the Year
  • Women-Owned Small Business of the Year 
  • Financial Services Champion of the Year 
  • Minority Small Business Champion of the Year
  • Women Small Business Champion of the Year 
  • Veteran Small Business Champion of the Year

Nomination Guidelines and Forms

All Nomination Packages MUST Include:

  1. ✅ A Nomination Form.

  2. SBA Background Form 3300 – For “team” nominations, a background form is required for each team member.
  3. SBA Authorization, Grant, & Release of Materials Form – For “team” nominations, a release form is required for each team member.
  4. ✅ Photo – An original 8” x 10” or 5” x 7” photo of the nominee or a digital photo – at least 300 dpi is required; photocopies are not acceptable. For “team” nominations, a photo of each nominee or group photo is acceptable.
  5. ✅ Additional Supporting Documentation – deemed significant by the nominator, including news clips, letters of recommendation, nomination letter (if not self-nominated), and other evidence of the appropriateness of the nomination. Supporting documentation may not exceed 10 pages. Videos will not be considered.

❗ Important: Some national awards have additional requirements. Review the specific award’s guidelines carefully.

Where to Submit Nominations

❗ Important: Please upload only one file in PDF format with all the nomination documents included.


 

SBA New Mexico Webinar 

2023 SBA National Small Business Week Awards: How to Submit an Award-Winning Nomination!

 

Details

Join this webinar to learn about the SBA National Small Business Week (NSBW) award nomination process, nominee and nominator eligibility criteria, nomination package requirements, evaluation criteria, and tips for writing an award-winning nomination!

Note: The same information will be presented in the following webinars.

Dates/Times:

🔸 Registration is NOT required. Click the link below 5 minutes before the webinar’s start time to join.

Location: Virtual/Online (MS Teams)

Cost: Free

Intended audience: All nominators and possible nominees.

  • Anyone who would like to nominate
  • Small business owners or individuals interested in self-nominating.
  • Any individual or organization dedicated to supporting the small business community, such as trade and professional associations and business organizations.
  • Federal agencies who are interested in nominating a firm for the Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year award.
  • Large prime contractors interested in self-nominating for the Eisenhower Award.
  • Large federal prime contractors interested in nominating a firm for the Small Business Subcontractor of the Year award.

 

Hosted/Presented by: The SBA New Mexico District Office (NMDO)

 


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Have questions or need assistance?

For national awards or general inquiries, email michelle.duran@sba.gov

For district (local) awards,
email mercedes.chavez@sba.gov.