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Women Small Business Champion of the Year

Women Small Business Champion of the Year   Eligibility Requirements: An individual who has fulfilled a commitment to the advancement of women’s business ownership may be nominated. Nominees may or may not be small business owners. Selection Criteria: Active support for legislative or regulatory action designed to help small businesses. Efforts to increase business and financial opportunities for women. Legal, financial or managerial assistance provided to enhance women’s business ownership. Voluntary efforts to strengthen the role of women business owners within the community. Advocacy of the women-owned business community as a whole, not solely for individual personal advancement. Other...

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Small Business Person of the Year

Small Business Person of the Year   Eligibility Requirements: Legal resident of the U.S. that owns and operates a small business for a minimum of three years. Partners who jointly own and operate a small business may be nominated as a “team,” cannot exceed 4. Individuals who have received one type of SBA assistance such as, but not limited to an SBA loan, SCORE counseling, SBDC assistance, and WBC assistance, government contracting assistance, disaster assistance, Emerging Leaders Initiative, or Boots to Business training.   Selection Criteria: Staying power- a substantiated history as an established business; including but not limited...

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Exporter of the Year

Exporter of the Year   Eligibility Requirements: Legal resident of the U.S. that owns and operates a small business for a minimum of three years. Partners who jointly own and operate a small business may be nominated as a “team,” cannot exceed 4. Individuals who have received one type of SBA assistance such as, but not limited to an SBA loan, SCORE counseling, SBDC assistance, and WBC assistance, government contracting assistance, disaster assistance, Emerging Leaders Initiative, or Boots to Business training.   Selection Criteria: Increased sales, profits and/or growth of employment because of exporting. Creative overseas marketing strategies. Effective...

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National Small Business Awards Guidelines 2018

Small Business Awards Guidelines 2018 Houston District National Small Business Week April 29- May 5, 2018 Deadline for Award Nominations TBD 2018   AWARDS FOR NATIONAL & DISTRICT COMPETITION: Small Business Person of the Year- pg. 2 Exporter of the Year- pg. 3 8(a) Graduate of the Year- pg. 4   AWARDS FOR DISTRICT COMPETITION- SMALL BUSINESS AWARDS: Entrepreneurial Success Award- pg. 5 Young Entrepreneur of the Year- pg. 6 Family-Owned Small Business of the Year- pg. 7   AWARDS FOR DISTRICT COMPETITION -CHAMPION AWARDS: Financial Services Champion of the Year- pg. 8 Home-Based Business Champion of the Year-...

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National Small Business Week Awards Nominations 2018

  SBA Now Accepting 2018 National Small Business Week Awards Nominations   HOUSTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration is now accepting nominations for its 2018 National Small Business Week Awards, including the annual Small Business Person of the Year. 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 our nation’s economy. The dedicated website www.sba.gov/nsbw/awards  provides forms, criteria, and guidelines for submitting a nomination. SBA Awards are given in celebration of National Small Business Week, April 29 – May 5, 2018, include the...

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