u s small business administration

Nominate Your Business for a SBA National Small Business Week Award!

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

The U.S. Small Business Administration, San Antonio District Office is now accepting nominations for the 2023 National Small Business Week (NSBW) Awards. The NSBW Awards recognize the achievements of SBA-assisted small businesses and the contributions they have made to their communities and our nation’s economy.

National Awards 

National Small Business Week award nomination forms include:

DEADLINE for all NATIONAL nominations must be submitted no later than 2 p.m. CDT, December 8, 2022.

Guidelines for national awards are at National Small Business Week Awards (sba.gov).   For the Small Business Person of the YearExporter of the Year8(a) Graduate of the YearWomen’s Business Center of the Year, and Small Business Development Center of the Year, you must submit your nomination materials to the corresponding SBA District Office.

District Office Awards 

To be nominated and receive one of the following local district 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.

  • Young Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Family-Owned Business of the Year
  • Minority Small Business of the Year
  • Veteran Owned Business of the Year
  • Women Owned Business of the Year
  • Small Business Champion of the Year
  • Small Business Media Advocate of the Year

DEADLINE for All DISTRICT nominations  must be submitted electronically no later than 2 p.m. CDT, December 8, 2022.

Guidelines for district awards are located at San Antonio NSBW Award Guidelines (sba.gov)  Submit Your 2023 San Antonio District Nominations CLICK HERE to Submit Your 2023 San Antonio National Small Business Week Nominations 

Nomination packages must include:

  1. For all awards – A completed SBA Background Form 3300.For “team” nominations, a background form is required for each team member
  2. District only – A completed SBA Form 3315 will be used for ALL District Office Awards above
  3. National only – Each national award has a specific nomination form. The national nomination forms can be found above or at  National Small Business Week Awards (sba.gov)
  4. For all awards – 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. For all awards – 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.

For questions regarding nominations please contact

U. S. Small Business Administration
San Antonio District Office
David Elizondo
Phone: (210) 403-5926

CLICK HERE to Submit Your 2023 San Antonio National Small Business Week Nominations

Click link below to hear Administrator’s Message on National Small Business Week 2023 Call for Nominations

Photo of SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman

Administrator’s National Small Business Week 2023 Call For Nominations!