Nominations are now being accepted for the 2022 National Small Business Week Awards. The NSBW Awards recognize the achievements of SBA-assisted small businesses and the contributions they have made to their communities and the national economy. State award winners for Small Business Person of the Year will be selected; those winners will compete for the title of National Small Business Person of the Year, the SBA’s signature award. Nominations are also being accepted in a number of other categories, among them Small Business Exporter of the Year and Phoenix Awards for Disaster Recovery. All nominations should be submitted electronically by 2 p.m. Central time on Jan. 11, 2022. The awards will be presented during the NSBW Awards ceremony in the first week of May 2022. To nominate a small business owner in your area or to download related forms, criteria and guidelines, visit