Eastern Pennsylvania District Office


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Nominate Yourself or Someone You Know for SBA’s Small Business Week Awards

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


The Eastern Pennsylvania District Office is accepting nominations for the 2023 SBA National and District Small Business Week Awards. Nominate yourself or someone you know!

Eastern Pennsylvania District Small Business Week Categories:

  • Small Business Person of the Year (National and District)
  • Small Business Exporter (National and District)
  • Entrepreneurial Success (District)
  • Family-Owned Business of the Year (District)
  • Minority-Owned Small Business Person of the Year (District)
  • Veteran-Owned Small Business Person of the Year (District)
  • Woman-Owned Small Business Person of the Year (District)
  • Young Entrepreneur of the Year (District)


Below are the steps to submit a nomination:

  1. Review the National guidelines and instructions
  2. All nominees are required to complete and sign SBA Background Form 3300
  3. Complete the Small Business Person of the Year Application Form 3301 or the Small Business Exporter of the Year Application Form 3302
  4. A digital photo– at least 300 dpi is required
  5. Review the District guidelines and instructions (this is where you will find the criteria for district awards)
  6. Complete the District Office Award Application Form 3315 (identify the district award category)
  7. Complete and sign the Release of Materials Form
  8. Attach any other significant documentation (such as a nomination letter, letters of recommendation, etc.) not to exceed 10 pages
  9. Upload everything to our BOX account

A complete nomination package must be received electronically via BOX by December 8, 2022, 3pm ET. Answer all the questions in detail on forms 3301, 3302 and 3315 – your answers are very important when it comes to judging the business! Our SBA Resource Partners can help assist you, at no-cost, in writing your BEST nomination. You can locate a Resource Partner HERE.  

Questions? Please contact Sonia Smith, Public Information Officer, at sonia.smith@sba.gov.


SBA’s participation is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products, or services of any other person or entity.