Psst…hey MSP out there. You should think about – wait…NO…do this!
The U.S. Small Business Administration is now accepting nominations for its 2013 National Small Business Week Awards. In addition, it just announced the launch of a new online portal to accept and track all of the nominations for each award category.
Here is some information from the Small Business Trends website.
Awards include National Small Business Person of the Year, Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year, Women’s Business Center of Excellence Award, Veterans Business Outreach Center Excellence in Service Award, and more.
Winners for each award are chosen based on different sets of criteria. For example, nominees for the Phoenix Award for Disaster Recovery must own small businesses that suffered physical damage due to a disaster during the previous year, and they must have received an SBA disaster loan. Then those businesses nominated are evaluated based on a number of related factors, including extent of the damage, resiliency, and speed of recovery.
The National Small Business Person of the Year award is perhaps the most highly anticipated and coveted award in the community. Winners are selected from those who were named State Small Business Persons of the Year. A panel of judges selects the winners in each district and then each state. State winners will be announced on April 1, 2013.
Winners of the awards will be invited to Washington D.C. to attend the 2013 Small Business Week events and compete for national titles in their respective categories.
Stuart Crawford serves as Creative Director and CEO with Sebring, FL and Fort Erie, ON-based Ulistic, a specialty MSP Marketing firm focused on information technology marketing and business development. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience pertaining to how technology business owners and IT firms can use marketing as a vehicle to obtain success.