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Small Business Administration Michigan

Administration / July 30, 2016

Michigan Celebrates Small Business seeks to recognize small businesses in a variety of different industries and fields whose growth is supporting Michigan’s economy. Every small business is unique. Together with our founders, we established several different awards to honor the many different kinds of small businesses across the state. A small business may be eligible for one or all of the awards. Please click on the awards below to find out more information.

If you would like to see the 2016 winners of these awards, please click here.

Michigan 50 Companies to Watch – 2017 Nominations Are Closed

The Michigan 50 Companies to Watch will be recognized at the 13th Annual Michigan Celebrates Small Business event on May 4, 2017. This year’s theme is Propelling Impact and innovate and we’re looking for companies that are innovative in their fields or business practices, are achieving growth and success, and will have a breakout year in 2017. This event and awards program draws nearly 1, 000 attendees and generates tremendous media exposure for the awardees each year. Hundreds of companies are nominated for the Michigan 50 Companies to Watch Awards.

Eligibility Criteria for Michigan 50 Companies to Watch

To be considered for selection as one of the Michigan 50 Companies to Watch, the enterprise must meet the following for the year ending 2016. After submitting this form, your nominee will be notified to complete an application, including information to determine its eligibility.

  • Be a privately held commercial enterprise that has not received the award in the past (not a nonprofit, not publicly traded, not a subsidiary or division of another company).
  • Be past the startup stage and facing issues of growth, not survival.
  • Employ 6-99 full-time equivalent W2 employees (including the owner).
  • Have between $750, 000 and $50M in annual revenue or working capital from investors or grants.
  • Be headquartered in Michigan.
  • Demonstrate the intent and capacity to grow based on:
  • Employee or sales growth.
  • Sustainable competitive advantage.
  • Other notable successes.
  • Innovation Award

    Important: In order to be eligible for this award, the innovative product or service must have been developed by the applicant and earned revenue for the first time during the previous three years (from Oct. 1, 2013). You will be asked to provide the following information:

  • Source: www.michigancelebrates.biz