Small Business of the Year and Exporter of the Year Nominations

The Small Business Administration is looking for nominations for Small Business of the Year and Exporter of the Year!

Update: Nominations are due Monday, February 4th at 3 p.m. EST

Every year since 1963, the President proclaims National Small Business Week. In honor of Small Business Week, the SBA holds an annual small business awards competition. SBA Virginia has just opened its National Small Business Week State Awards application window. If a great candidate comes to mind for either the Small Business Person of the Year and the SBA Exporter of the Year Award, be sure to get your nomination package in to the SBA by January 9th. Self-nominations are accepted. Nomination packages can be emailed, postmarked, or hand delivered to the SBA no later than 3 p.m. EST, January 9th, 2019.

Here are some ideas of who to consider for nominations:

  • Clients you are featuring in the Client Profiles publication
  • Businesses who have been named SBoY in your local area by Chambers of Commerce, Main Streets, tech councils, etc…
  • Long standing community champions or new, up and coming business leaders who are making an impact

All nominees are required to fill out SBA Form 3300, the Award Background Form.
The Small Business Person of the Year Award application can be found here.
The Small Business Exporter of the Year application can be found here.

Email nomination packages to:

Mail or drop-off nomination packages to:

SBA Richmond Office
400 North 8th Street, Suite 1150
Richmond, VA 23219

For Prime Contractor, Subcontractor, and Eisenhower Award nominations, see here.
Applications for Prime Contractor, Subcontractor and Eisenhower Awards can be sent to:

Ralph Buchanan
U.S. Small Business Administration
409 3rd Street SW, 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20416
(202) 205-6539

Join us in acknowledging  small businesses for their efforts and success! Winners will be recognized during the 2019 National Small Business Week April 29th – May 5th.  Successful contenders generally benefit from the positive press that accompanies winning the award. Good luck to all of your candidates!

If you have any additional questions, contact Kiana Perez at 804-253-8907.

Virginia SBDC