The Small Business Administration is taking nominations for a variety of small-business awards to be presented at next year's National Small Business Week in Washington, the agency announced this week.

The awards include the 2008 Small Business of the Year, as well as state awards and others that recognize individuals and organizations dedicated to supporting the small-business community.

A list of nomination criteria and deadlines are available at www.sba.gov/nominationsguidelines/index.html.

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