2018 Salute to Small Business Awards

Written by on March 14, 2018

Every year since 1963, the President has proclaimed National Small Business Week. In honor of Small Business Week, the SBA holds an annual small business awards competition. The awards include categories for both small businesses and small business advocates. Each award nomination undergoes a strenuous clearance and review process, ensuring that the winners selected are truly extraordinary. The SBA South Carolina District Office celebrates the achievements of the state’s winners during the annual Salute to Small Business. This year, National Small Business Week is April 29-May 5.

The SBA is accepting nominations for 2018 National Small Business Week State Awards. 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.

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State Awards
1. Female Small Business Person of the Year: This award honors a female who owns and operates (or bears principal responsibility for operating) a for-profit small business. Nominees must have been in business a minimum of three years.

2. Exporter of the Year: This award recognizes individuals for their success and dedication to exporting products or services.

3. Minority Small Business Person of the Year: This award honors a minority who owns and operates (or bears principal responsibility for operating) a for-profit small business. Nominees must have been in business a minimum of three years.

4. Veteran Small Business Person of the Year Award: This award honors an individual who owns and operates (or bears principal responsibility for operating) a for-profit small business and who has been discharged or released from active duty in the Armed Forces under honorable conditions. Nominees must have been in business a minimum of three years.

5. Young Entrepreneur of the Year: This award honors and individual under 30-years-old who owns and operates (or bears principal responsibility for operating) a for-profit small business. Nominees must have been in business a minimum of three years.

More information is available about 2018 Salute to Small Business and awards by clicking here.

All nominations must be submitted no later than 3 p.m. EST, March 16, 2018. All nomination packages must be hand delivered or mailed to the nearest SBA Office. Email submissions of SBA Awards forms will not be accepted as they contain personally identifiable information (PII).

Unless the guidelines specify otherwise, South Carolina award nomination packages should be sent to:

SBA South Carolina District Office
1835 Assembly Street, Suite 1425
Columbia, SC 29201
Attention: Martin Short
(803)253-3753
martin.short@sba.gov

 

Notice to Members, Please Nominate the following members:

Juan Garcia -Cutrite Landscaping LLC- Young Entrepreneur of the Year
John Bryant- Veteran Small Business Person of the Year Award- E-Vision Business Center Inc
Eric Whiteside- Minority Small Business Person of the Year- E-Vision Project Development Corporation
Kathy Wright- Applewood Estates Inc

Documentation Required for Nomination:
SBA Nomination Instructions- Click Here
SBA Background Form 3300-Click Here

Let have a good showing of our members this year.. Mar 16th 2018 Dateline



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