Are you winning in Business? Do you have a success story worth sharing?

Detroit Entrepreneurs are naturally creative, positive and innovative people. Often times doing the impossible is just part of a normal day. Great feats come and go with no more than an air of “business as usual” or “survived for another day”.

“The new product launch went off without a hitch”, now “how are we doing with follow-up sales”?

Business leaders keeping their eye on the prize is part of the make up with little fanfare for the great accomplishments and goals achieved. The SBA is offering an opportunity for businesses to be awarded for their amazing feats. Does your business have an amazing success story?

sba awardsNational Small Business Week has served as our nation’s salute to small business owners. That’s more than 50 years of celebrating small business owners who create two out of every three new jobs for Americans. Many household names were previous National Small Business Week award winners, including Ben and Jerry’s, Calloway Golf, Chobani, Dogfish Head, Stoneyfield Farm, Pacifica and Tom’s of Maine. And in recognizing the changing face of America, the SBA’s National Small Business Week awards honor individuals and businesses that reflect our nation’s rich diversity.

All nominations must be mailed or hand delivered to the nearest SBA office no later than 3:00 p.m. ET on January 10, 2017. Winners will be announced during National Small Business Week, April 30-May 6, 2017.

National Small Business Week award categories include:

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

Are you our next winner? Apply today: www.sba.gov/nsbw/awards.

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