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SBA Seeks Nominations for 2013 North Florida

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is seeking nominations for the 2013 North Florida Small Business Person of the Year and several other small business awards.

“Small Business Week allows us to celebrate small business success across the state of Florida. We encourage you to nominate a small business and highlight their contribution to the Florida economy,” says Wilfredo J. Gonzalez, SBA District Director.

The following categories will be open for submissions and will be judged at the District and State levels:

Small Business Person of the Year

Small Business Exporter of the Year

Veteran Business Owner of the Year

Minority Business Owner of the Year

Woman Business Owner of the Year

Small Business Advocate

Financial Services Advocate

Small Business Media Advocate

The winner of the North Florida District Small Business Person of the Year will go on to compete at the state and national levels. The national winner will be announced during the SBW in Washington, D.C.  in the Spring of 2013.

For a full description of these awards and instructions on how to apply please visit nominations are due by January 3, 2013.

Additional National categories include: Phoenix Awards (for disaster recovery), Federal Procurement Awards, and SBA Resource Partners Awards. For more information about these additional categories, please contact Nayana Sen at


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