Nominate the most outstanding SBA Counselor of the Year in the WBC network!

This award honors an individual counselor in the Women’s Business Center (WBC) network for his or her excellence in providing counseling, training, and/or mentoring and other program services to small businesses.  The SBA Counselor of the Year: WBC award is presented to an individual judged to exemplify the best in client services in the WBC network and who promotes the mission and goals of the WBC program. 

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How to enter

Nomination packages for the SBA Counselor of the Year: WBC  award may be submitted through the portal using the “Enter a Submission” tab.  Please note, nominators will need to establish a free account with in order to submit any nomination.     


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Michael Chodos
Associate Administrator, Office of Entrepreneurial Development

Judging Criteria

  • Demonstrated Commitment
    Demonstrated commitment to serving women-owned small businesses by providing quality, professional counseling, training and/or mentoring to client businesses.
  • Clients Assisted
    Number of clients assisted by the Nominee.
  • Local Recognition
    Recognition by local/regional small businesses and the economic development community for outstanding work in promoting the mission and goals of the WBC.
  • Champion for Women
    Efforts to strengthen the role of women business owners within the community.
  • Other Accomplishments
    Other accomplishments demonstrating the nominee’s effectiveness in improving the environment for the creation and expansion of businesses owned and operated by women, especially women who are economically or socially disadvantaged.