SBA seeks nominations for Mississippi's top small business person

The U.S. Small Business Administration is seeking nominations by Jan. 11 for the 2016 Mississippi Small Business Person of the Year and Small Business Champion Awards.

Janita Stewart, SBA Mississippi district director, said people can nominate themselves or someone else they think is deserving.

The Mississippi SBA Small Business Person of the Year will be invited to attend the national celebration in Washington in May to compete for the National Small Business Person of the Year.

The categories are: Small Business Person of the Year, Small Business Exporter, Young Entrepreneur, Generational Family-Owned Small Business, Minority Small Business Champion, Women in Business Champion, Veteran Small Business Champion, Home-Based Business Champion, Financial Services Champion, Entrepreneurial Success Award and Small Business Journalist.

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