The Columbus office of the U.S. Small Business Administration is accepting nominations for its annual Small Business Person of the Year awards.
In addition to the Small Business Person of the Year, categories in the program include accountant advocate, entrepreneurial success, financial services advocate, minority small business advocate, small business exporter, SBA young entrepreneur, small business journalist, veteran small business advocate and women in business advocate. A new category, home-based business advocate of the year, has replaced the welfare to work category.
The nomination deadline is Nov. 13. For more information, call Doug Sweazy at 469-6860, ext. 276. The U.S. SBA's Web site also has details about the process. Go to www.sba.gov/news/indexwhatsnew.html and select the May 18, 2000, entry regarding 2001 nomination guidelines.
SBN Columbus is a co-presenter of the local awards. Winners will be announced in late spring 2001.