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SBA’s Minnesota District seeks nominations for Small Business Week 2022

On Dec. 15, 2021, the SBA’s Minnesota District Office is hosting a webinar to help interested parties write better nomination packages.

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MINNEAPOLIS –
The SBA’s Minnesota District Office currently accepting nominations for 2022 National Small Business Week Awards, including the annual national Small Business Person of the Year award and district-specific Minnesota awards.

Winners will be honored during National Small Business Week in May of 2022.

Visit www.sba.gov/nsbw to download forms, criteria, and guidelines for submitting a nomination. Minnesota District nomination guidelines and district awards categories can be found on the district’s website at www.sba.gov/mn .

The SBA awards given in celebration of National Small Business Week in Minnesota and two nationally will include:

  • Small Business Person of the Year (National and District)
  • Small Business Exporter (National and District)
  • Encore Entrepreneur (District specific) – for an individual who started their business after age 50
  • Family-Owned Small Business (District specific) – for businesses with a 15-year track record that has been handed from one generation to another
  • Minority-Owned Small Business (District specific)– for businesses 51% or more owned and controlled by one or more minorities
  • Minority Small Business Champion (District specific) – for individuals who have advanced small business opportunities for minorities
  • Veteran-Owned Small Business (District specific) - for businesses 51% or more owned and controlled by one or more veterans, active duty service members, reservists, National Guard members or their spouses
  • Veteran Small Business Champion (District specific) - for individuals who have advanced small business opportunities for veterans
  • Women in Business Champion (District specific) - for individuals who have advanced small business opportunities for women
  • Women-Owned Small Business (District specific) - for businesses 51% or more owned and controlled by one or more women
  • Young Entrepreneur (District specific) – for individuals who are majority owner and operator of a business and will not have turned age 30 by June 1, 2022

On Dec. 15, 2021, the SBA’s Minnesota District Office is hosting a webinar to help interested parties write better nomination packages. Learn more and register for this free event at http://ow.ly/b6wA50GXsjT

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All nominations must be received by the Minnesota District office by electronic submission only to the District’s BOX account , no later 3 p.m. Jan. 11, 2022. To obtain information or receive a copy of the National/Minnesota District Nomination Guidelines, please contact us at minnesota@sba.gov .

See the National Small Business Week website for more details and to submit your local and national nominations.

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