Gain recognition across 150+ categories

The Best of America Small Business Awards are strictly designed for small businesses. To ensure fair competition and that your exemplary work shines, you will only be competing among other small businesses. Most importantly, we promise that no participants will experience favoritism or be required to join any membership club or invest in expensive flights or ballrooms to win. We want this recognition to help you gain instant credibility with your existing and potential clients.

  • Earn a Design Masterpiece

    Standing 11 inches tall, the Trophy is an Italian handmade sculpture of Atlanta. The statuettes are custom-made in ceramic with real gold luster and available to order for the BASA winners only.

  • The Winners & TopList Certificates

    Get the instant credibility for new and existing clients!
    All winners and Top list will get the Best of America Small Business Awards Certificate of Excellence as a universal recognition of their work.

  • The Winners & Finalists Seals

    The winners, finalists, and TopList get the BASA’s seal. Display the seals on your website and marketing material as a mark of excellence and attract more business and media exposure for your company.

  • The TopList

    Make it to the TopList! After the online Public Voting is completed, all the top nominations with the highest scores from public votes in each category will be ranked in the TopList in order #1 through #100.

Big is big, but SMALL IS BETTER

Small businesses are significant drivers of the nation's economy. However, they are hardly acknowledged and often get overlooked by many business awards. For most awards, size matters, and our size is small. We only exist to recognize and celebrate small businesses' excellence, talent, and hard work.
With over 150+ categories to choose from, all small businesses in the United States are welcome to submit their entries.

  • The Winners

    The category winner is the top-scoring entry from the public vote and the judges' score. We will have 150 category winners.

  • The Finalists

    All entries with a minimum score of 75% from the judges become Finalists and will be automatically admitted to the online public vote.

  • Top 300 List

    After the public voting is completed, the top 300 nominations with the most public votes will be ranked in order #1 through #300.

What You Get

Our Panel of Judges consists of passionate business owners and highly qualified experts from different industries. They will review and judge all your entries fairly. We promise that at no point will you face nepotism, favoritism, or large companies' influence. All entries are evaluated based on their work and will only compete with other small businesses.

  • The Atlanta Trophy

    Uniquely designed for the BASA by Italian artist Ithaca, the handmade trophy Atlanta is made of ceramic with gold luster. Available for order.

  • Global Recognition

    Get global recognition as a leading small business in the United States. Win Instant credibility for new and existing clients.

  • Winner Certificate

    Winners get the Best of America Small Business Certificate of Excellence as a mark of universal recognition of their exceptional work.

  • Logo & Winner Seals

    Give your sales a boost! Display the winners seals and the BASA logos on your website and marketing material.

  • Media Mentions

    Mention in BASA’s press releases and social media will boost your brand visibility.

  • Website Listing

    Gain great positive exposure for your business! All winners will be featured on the BASA website.

  • Promotional Campaign

    Let the world know you won it! Enhance your brand visibility with the BASA marketing material.

  • Join Our Community

    Expand your network! Winners get access to a thriving business community.

Get the Entry Kit

Here is a downloadable guide with valuable information to help you prepare and submit your entry for the awards.

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  • BEST SMALL BUSINESS categories

    The best small business track is dedicated to recognizing outstanding small businesses in each industry. Entries in this track must demonstrate the impact they have created, their unique products or services, and their achievements.Submit your entry
  • BEST IN CLASS businesses categories

    The best in class track recognizes unique owners of small businesses. From women-led to family-owned, veteran owned business to minority owned business, LGBTQ, and people living with disabilities, this track showcases diversity in small businesses' ownership and success. Submit your entry
  • BEST Startup categories

    The best startup track is devoted to appreciating and recognizing the best startups of the year in each industry. Small businesses operating for less than five years are eligible to apply. Your entry must demonstrate outstanding accomplishments in the first years of trading. Submit your entry
  • BEST CAMPAIGNS categories

    A track dedicated to recognizing the best campaigns and initiatives across all industries. Small businesses that have launched successful initiatives and campaigns that effectively support their goals and win the target audience are eligible to apply for this track. Submit your entry

    Entrepreneurs are the masterminds behind their businesses' success and deserve recognition. The best entrepreneur track recognizes entrepreneurs who are ambitious, astute, and innovative in their fields. Submit your entry
  • BEST in tech categories

    Technology is a key growth enabler for small businesses. The best in tech track recognizes small businesses as experts in technology and innovation. Innovators, app developers, and website creators are eligible to apply for this track and showcase their prowess in technology. Submit your entry
  • Free consultation call

    Need help with your entries submission? Or in selecting the best categories for your small business? Our team is here to help you choose the correct categories for your companies. Book a free consultation with us today.

    Free Consultation 

Reforesting one tree @ one nomination

For every new Best of America Small Business nomination, we plant a new tree, entirely by us, as a part of our ‘eco-tradition.’
We celebrate the best small business in our nation by enabling growth through trees. We are just that serious about sustainability.


No Nepotisms. No Vetting. No Large Companies.

Calendar for the 2024 Awards

May 1
First Early-Bird
May 1, 2024 11:59 PM, PST ($150 for first entry, $50 additional entries)
July 31
Early Deadline
July 31, 2024 11:59 PM, PST ($160 for first entry, $60 additional entries)
August 30
Regular Deadline
(No entries will be accepted after this date) August 30, 2024 11:59 PM, PST ($185 for first entry, $75 additional entries).
October 1 - November 4, 2024
Judging Round (Score and admission to public vote) Final Judging Round (winners selection)
October 14 - 25
Public voting
November 15 - 30, 2024
Winners notified for the 2024 BASA Awards. The Winners packs will be sent between December 2024 and January 2025.
Monitor the BASA Awards social media pages for updates to the calendar.