2014 National Small Business Week Awards: Nominate Your Favorite Small Business

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The 2014 National Small Business Awards take place from May 12-16, and the Small Business Administration is now accepting nominations.

Small businesses are the ones that drive our economy.

sba.gov website

You can use this online portal to submit your nomination for the following awards:

  • Small Business Person of the Year Awards
  • Small Business Exporter of the Year
  • Phoenix Award for Small Business Disaster Recovery
  • Phoenix Award for Outstanding Contributions to Disaster Recovery
  • Federal Procurement Award- Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year Award
  • Federal Procurement Award- Small Business Subcontractor of the Year Award
  • Federal Procurement Award- Dwight D. Eisenhower Award for Excellence
  • 8(a) Graduate of the Year Award
  • Small Business Development Center Excellence and Innovation Award
  • Veterans Business Outreach Center Excellence in Service Award
  • Women’s Business Center of Excellence Award


2014 National Small Business Week Awards Submissions

Before you submit your favorite small business, it’s important to make sure that you’re eligible to do so.

From The National Small Business Week 2014  Awards Nominations Guidelines:

Any individual or organization dedicated to the support of the small business community in the
United States, including, but not limited to, trade and professional associations and business
organizations, may submit nominations for the Small Business Person of the Year award.
Individuals may self-nominate for this award. Individuals may not be nominated for more than
one SBW 2014 award category.”

This is your chance to nominate the best small businesses and small business resources in the United States.

Small Business Person of The Year Award

The National Small Business Person of the Year will be selected by the SBA Administrator based on the recommendations of the panel of judges of federal employees. The
winner will be announced during National Small Business Week. Non-federal employees serving as judges must sign a conflict of interest/non-disclosure certification.

All nominations submitted through the online nominations portal must be uploaded and submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. ET, January 17, 2014.

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  • http://about.me/Lindeskog lyceum1776

    Joel: Which is your favorite small business at the moment?

    • http://thefranchiseking.com/about-joel-libava-the-franchise-king The Franchise King

      I’m not sure, Martin.



  • LiatKarpelGurwicz

    Just wanted to add the Conduit Mobile Summit which is being
    held in NYC on 14 May 2014 in celebration of National Small Business Week.

    You can register here:

    Small Biz attendees will be given a free annual GOLD plan
    for their custom mobile app.

    The Summit also offers a free workshop with Melinda Emerson,
    America’s #1 Small Biz Expert, for a hands-on workshop to learn “How Every
    Small Business Owner Can Be a Social Media Ninja”