Dream Big Awards

Dream Big Awards

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Grant Amount : $10,000+


Award of $25,000 and additional awards to USA small businesses to recognize outstanding achievements in business and contributions to economic growth in local communities. Successful applicants will be those that exemplify innovation, entrepreneurship, and individual initiative.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is proud to recognize the very best in American small business. The annual Dream Big Awards program honors the achievements of small businesses and highlights their contributions to America’s economic growth.

In addition to the Dream Big Small Business of the Year Award, eligible small businesses may apply to be considered for a Business Achievement Award.

There are eight Business Achievement Awards:

  • Emerging Business
  • Green/Sustainable Business
  • Minority-Owned Business
  • Veteran-Owned Business
  • Woman-Owned Business
  • Young Entrepreneur Business
  • LGBTQ-Owned Business
  • Community Support and Leadership Award

How do I Qualify?

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.

  • For-profit business operating for at least one (1) year primarily within the United States
  • Have less than 250 employees or gross revenues of less than $20 million for each of 2019 and 2020

About the Grantor

Dream Big Awards
US Chamber of Commerce

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