SBA Announces Call for Nominations for 2022 National Small Business Week Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2022 National Small Business Week (NSBW) Awards. The NSBW Awards recognize the achievements of SBA-assisted small businesses and the contributions they have made to their communities and our nation’s economy.

All nominations should be submitted electronically by 3 p.m. ET on January 11, 2022. The awards will be presented during the NSBW Awards ceremony in the first week of May 2022.

Complete a Nomination Form 

Please complete and submit a nomination form and all required documents for each award category. Review the National Small Business Week Award Nominations Guidelines and requirements to ensure the business qualifies. 

Nomination Forms

Submit the Nomination Form and other required documents to the corresponding office. 

Review the award categories and the office where the nomination form and other required materials should be uploaded to.

For more information, contact SBA Cleveland Public Affairs Specialist Patricia Welsh at or 216-522-4172.



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Small Business Person of the Year

Exporter of the Year

8(A) Graduate of the Year

Women’s Business Center of the Year

Small Business Development Center of the Year

Phoenix Awards for Disaster Recovery

Federal Procurement Awards

Awards to SBA Resource Partners

Small Business Investment Company of  the Year  

Submission Instructions

Timeline and next steps

The Small Business Awards will be notified ahead of National Small Business Week which will take place in May 2022. During NSBW, the winners will be celebrated and honored with local and national SBA events.

  • On January 11 at 3pm ET, award nominations are due.
  • In March of 2022, winners will be announced.
  • In May of 2022, Small Business Week will be celebrated.

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