2022 Mississippi Small Business Week District Awards
The deadline has come and gone for submissions for National Small Business Person of the Year and Exporter of the Year, however, submissions for local awards will continue to be accepted through 4:00pm on Friday, January 28th.
If you or someone you know has an inspiring small business success story to tell or maybe they’ve played a supporting role in strengthening small business, nominate them for one of our local awards.
Completed packages MUST BE submitted via the link below. Submission any other way, including by email, or hard copy will not be accepted. All guidelines and required forms may be found below.
SBA Mississippi District Office Awards:
To be nominated and receive one of the following local awards, the small business nominee must fit within the category of the award, demonstrate success in business and complete and submit the required nomination package information. Nomination guidelines for District Office Awards can be found at www.sba.gov/nsbw. *Incomplete packages will not be accepted.
Minority Small Business Champion or Business of the Year: An individual who has fulfilled a commitment to the advancement of small business opportunities for minority business owners may be nominated or a minority-owned small business owner has experienced the rewards and difficulties of owning their own business. Champion nominees may or may not be small business owners.
Veteran Small Business Champion or Business of the Year: An individual who has fulfilled a commitment to the advancement of small business opportunities for veterans of the U.S. armed forces may be nominated or a veteran small business owner who has experienced the rewards and difficulties of owning their own business. Champion nominees may or may not be veterans.
Women in Business Champion or Business of the Year: An individual who has fulfilled a commitment to the advancement of women’s business ownership may be nominated or a women-owned small business owner who has experienced the rewards and difficulties of owning their own business. Champion nominees may or may not be small business owners.
Financial Services Champion of the Year: An individual who assists small businesses through advocacy efforts to increase the usefulness and availability of accounting or financial services for small businesses may be nominated. Nominees may or may not be small business owners.
Young Entrepreneur of the Year: An individual who serves as the majority owner and operate or bear principal responsibility for operating a small business with a three-year track record, and who will not have reached the age of thirty by June 1, 2022.
Where are the nominations to be sent?
All nominations must be submitted electronically to the U.S. Small Business Administration Mississippi District Office BOX account in the state or territory where the nominee is located. BOX account information is available at www.sba.gov/nsbw.
When is the deadline for nominations?
4:00 p.m. CTT, January 28, 2022.
SBA will make the above referenced awards to eligible small businesses at the Mississippi District level only.
Forms for Award Submissions:
- ALL Award Categories required to complete:
- Award Nominee Background Form (3300) For “team” submissions, a background form is required for each team member.
- All District Awards required to complete (in addition to form 3300):
For more than 50 years, the U.S. Small Business Administration has celebrated National Small Business Week (NSBW), which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners.
About the U.S. Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow, or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov.