Montana SBA Seeks 2015 Small Business Award Nominations / by David Lawrence

It’s here…SBA’s Small Business Week award nomination solicitation begins. 

In Montana we will be recognizing up to 3 Small Business Person(s) of the Year, in the following categories:

Small – 10 or fewer employees

Medium - 11-50 employees

Large - More than 50 employees

And then we will have one overall State Small Business Person of the year, who could be in any of those categories.  Only the overall State Small Business Person will go on to compete at the National Small Business Week award event in Washington, D.C.

We will also be soliciting for the following categories:

  • Small Business Exporter (will go on to compete at National level)
  • Veteran-Owned Small Business
  • Women-Owned Small Business
  • Minority-Owned Small Business (New!)
  • Millennial Entrepreneur – under 35 (New!)
  • Encore Entrepreneur – over 50 (New!)

** You will notice less documentation is required for local-only awards…deadline for nominations is December 23rd! Please call or email me if  have any additional questions.  I hope we are able to get some great nominations this year!

Crystal Baker | Economic Development Specialist
U.S. Small Business Administration | Montana District Office
10 W. 15th Street, Suite 1100 | Helena, MT 59601
406.441.1089 | 202.741.6817 (fax)