small business cafe ownerThe U.S. Small Business Administration is accepting nominations for its 2020 National Small Business Week Awards, including the Small Business Person of the Year award that is given in all 50 states.

For more than 50 years, National Small Business Week has celebrated the inspiring achievements of America’s small businesses and the contributions they make to their local communities and the economy. The 2020 awards will be given during National Small Business Week, May 3–9.

“A National Small Business Week award is one of the nation’s highest honors for small business achievement,” SBA acting Administrator Chris Pilkerton said. “We are proud to recognize the small business owners that have made it their mission to support their communities and drive the entrepreneurial spirit forward.”

To nominate a deserving small business for any of the 2020 National Small Business awards, go here.

All nominations must be submitted no later than 3 p.m. on Jan. 7, 2020.  All nomination packages must be hand delivered or mailed to the nearest SBA Office.  Email submissions of SBA Awards forms will not be accepted as they contain personally identifiable information.