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Seattle District Office – November 10, 2022

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

Deadline for Submissions is Approaching

The deadline for submitting nominations for the 2023 National Small Business Awards is four weeks away! If you know a small business that deserves some big recognition, or you would like to nominate yourself, the deadline for submissions is Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022. 

The Seattle District will be recognizing winners in each of the following 5 categories: 

  • Small Business Person of the Year
  • Exporter of the Year
  • 8(a) Graduate of the Year
  • Rural Small Business of the Year
  • Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Want to Learn More?

Please join us at an upcoming webinar to learn more about the award categories, eligibility, and how to submit a nomination. 

Wednesday, Nov. 16 @ 10-11 a.m.

Register Now

For questions contact Neil Subhash in the Seattle District office at neil.subhash@sba.gov 


Join us in Grays Harbor County

The SBA Seattle District office is teaming up with USDA Rural Development, Washington Small Business Development Center (WSBDC) and Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) on Dec. 7, 2022 to introduce a variety of resources that are available to you, the Small Business Entrepreneur. Whether you are thinking about launching, or are already in business, this will be a great opportunity to network with other entrepreneurs and meet one-on-one with small business professionals from your area.

This free, in-person event will feature workshops and presentations with topics on small business support, funding programs, and growth opportunities through government contracting and exporting. For more information:


Economic Injury Disaster Loan

Low Interest Loans for Drought Recovery

Small nonfarm businesses in 29 Oregon counties and neighboring counties in California, Idaho, Nevada and Washington may be eligible to apply for an SBA federal disaster loan for economic injury. These low-interest loans are to offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by drought that began Feb. 8, 2022.

Read More

The deadline for applications is Dec. 8, 2022. Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at https://disasterloanassistance.sba.gov/. For more information on SBA disaster assistance, applicants may call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov


Join SBA for a webinar in recognition of National Native American Heritage Month on November 17, 2022. The webinar will focus on the importance of financial wellness, creating generational wealth through business ownership, and increasing equity and access to opportunities to help uplift and support Native-owned small businesses. 



upcoming events

Thursday, November 10

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Business Expert Session: Take Charge of Your Personal Credit*

1 – 3 p.m. | Increase Sales and Profits with Pricing and Distribution Strategies 

4:30 – 6 p.m. | National Veterans Small Business Week: Operation Entrepreneur Day 4

Tuesday, November 15

1 – 4 p.m. | Grow with a Pro: Insurance Professional*

Wednesday, November 16

10 – 11 a.m. | National Small Business Week Awards: How to submit a nomination

Thursday, November 17 

9 – 10:30 a.m. | Virtual Square One – Lynwood

12 – 1:30 p.m. | Virtual Square One – Everett

1 – 3:30 p.m. | Tax Essentials for New and Existing Business Owners*

View the full Event Calendar

*SBA’s participation or support is not an endorsement of any product, service, or entity

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