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

The Deadline is Almost Here! Don’t Delay!

Throughout the pandemic, the American entrepreneurial spirit has helped us propel our nation forward. The SBA is helping America’s small businesses rebuild and strengthen the U.S. economy and we would like to honor these individuals for their resiliency and achievements during National Small Business Week (NSBW) 2023. 

If you or someone you know has an inspiring small business success story to tell, submit a nomination for the SBA’s National Small Business Week Awards. All nominations must be submitted electronically no later than 12PM PT on December 8, 2022. Winners will be announced during National Small Business Week in May 2023.

Submit your Nomination in 3 Easy Steps

Step 1

Learn More about the Awards

For over 50 years, National Small Business Week has recognized the outstanding achievements of America’s small businesses for their contributions to their local communities, and to our nation’s economy.

Step 2

Check Out the Complete Guidelines

To be nominated and receive one of the local 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. 

Step 3

Go to Nomination Portal

Are you ready? Submit your nomination now. Deadline to submit is December 8, 2022 at 12PM.  

Learn how to Manage & Pay Your COVID EIDL, December 6 at 2PM

Did your organization or small business receive a COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)?  All loans had a 30-month deferment, and many borrowers are now beginning to make their first payments.

During this webinar, we will cover how to register for SBA’s online portal Capital Access Financial System (CAFS) to find your loan due date, how much your payment is, track your loan balance, and other loan management tools.

Find out how to make your payments online via and learn how to find your loan number and loan servicing assistance. This event includes a Question & Answer session with SBA experts. 

No registration is required. Click Here to Join the Dec. 6 Webinar at 2PM



SBA’s NEW Veteran Small Business Certification Program, 12/6 1PM

SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman will share important updates about the SBA’s new Veteran Small Business Certification Program and reveal the SBA’s certification application portal in a live demonstration. The demonstration will be followed by a Q&A period. Register



Illustration of a globe and building with the following text, take your business global. The SBA logo is at the bottom.

Grow Your Sales Through Trade, December 7 at 11AM PT 

Are you a small business looking to expand? Did you know that the best way to boost your bottom line is to look outside of our US borders. Selling internationally can help protect your bottom line from the ebbs and flows of a single domestic market, while granting you access to more buyers. Learn about access to markets, access to grants, and access to capital to help your business enter the global marketplace! Join experts from the U.S Small Business Administration’s Office of International Trade to hear how you can:

  • Access export resources
  • Find international buyers
  • Obtain financing
  • Protect your foreign receivables



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Small Business Training Events

SBA and its resource partners – SCORE, Small Business Development Centers, Women’s Business Centers, and Veterans Business Outreach Center – continually offer training and educational programs. A sample is highlighted below, and the full calendar of training programs and webinars is found at San Francisco District Office (SFDO) Upcoming Events link.

Get Ready for Your 2022 Taxes (12/6 at 5:30PM)

Claves Para Crear Un Negocio Unico (12/6 at 6PM)

Marketing hands on workshop – How to build buyer personas (12/7 at 10AM)

Creating a Winning Pitch for Investors (12/8 at 10AM)

QuickBooks 101 (12/8 at 1PM)


SFDO Upcoming Events


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