2018 VT Small Business Award Nominations

VT Accepting Nominations for 2018 Small Business Awards 

The SBA Vermont District Office is accepting nominations for its 2018 Small Business Awards. Previous Vermont winners include Addison County Economic Development Corporation (ACEDC) members Maple Landmark and Bee's Wrap.

To nominate a Vermont small business, email the name of the business along with the owner’s name and specific award category the company is being nominated for to daniel.monahan@sba.gov.

The categories are as follows: 

Small Business Person of the Year: 
Criteria: Individual or partners who own a small business, which has increased sales, profits and employees, and have been in business for three years. Business must have received Small Business Administration assistance. 

Exporting Small Business of the Year:
Criteria: Small business which has increased sales, profits and/or employees due to exporting and been in business for three years. 

Family-Owned Small Business of the Year:
Criteria: Small business must be family-owned for at least 15 years and ownership has transitioned to another generation. 

Veteran-Owned Small Business of the Year:
Criteria: Small business at least 51% owned by a veteran of U.S. armed forces, which has been in business for three years. 

Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year: 
Criteria: Small business at least 51% owned by a woman, which has been in business for three years.

Minority-Owned Small Business of the Year:
Criteria: Small business at least 51% owned by an ethnic minority, which has been in business for three years.

Young Entrepreneur of the Year: 
Criteria: Individual or partners who own a small business, are under 35, and have been in business for three years. 

Microenterprise of the Year: 
Criteria: Individual or partners who own a microenterprise with five or less employees, received SBA assistance and have been in business for three years. 

To nominate a Vermont small business, email the name of the business along with the owner’s name and specific award category the company is being nominated for to daniel.monahan@sba.gov.

For more information about the awards, call 802-828-4422.