The U.S. Small Business Administration’s online portal is ready to accept nominations for its 2014 National Small Business Week Awards, including the annual Small Business Person of the Year award.
Now in its second year, the dedicated web portal http://nationalsmallbusinessweek.sba.gov/ has made it easier to submit and track submissions of nominees for National Small Business Week.
Since 1963, National Small Business Week has recognized the outstanding achievements of America’s small businesses for their contributions to their local communities and to the nation’s economy. For more than 50 years, SBA will continue its tradition of honoring the nation’s 28 million small businesses.
SBA awards, given in celebration of National Small Business Week, include the following: National Small Business Person of the Year, Phoenix Awards, Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year, Small Business Subcontractor of the Year, The Dwight D. Eisenhower Award for Excellence, SBA 8(a) Graduate of the Year, Exporter of the Year, Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Excellence and Innovation Award, Women’s Business Center (WBCs) of Excellence Award, and Veterans Business Outreach Center Excellence in Service Award.
In addition to the portal, nominations may also be sent directly to SBA District Offices, which can be found online at http://www.sba.gov/districtoffices. All nominations must be submitted online, postmarked, or hand delivered to the SBA no later than the end of the day on Jan. 17, 2014.
Winners of the Small Business Person of the Year award and other award categories will be invited to Washington, D.C., in 2014 to compete for national titles and to attend National Small Business Week events.