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Nomination is absolutely free. Anyone can nominate a deserving small business. Chambers of commerce, associations, and companies may nominate small businesses to show their support.

Nomination is not required for consideration of the 2018 Dream Big Small Business of the Year Award or Business Achievement Awards; a business may enter itself.

Nomination Deadline: Friday, June 22, 2018


A business must meet the following requirements to be eligible for the Dream Big Small Business of the Year Award or a Business Achievement Award:

  • Operates primarily within the United States
  • Have less than 250 employees or gross revenues of less than $20 million in 2016 and 2017
  • Provide support (in-kind and/or financial) to their community
  • Winners are asked to attend the Gala on October 3, 2018, but are not required to be present

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