Distinguished Entrepreneur of Southwest Florida

Distinguished Entrepreneur of Southwest Florida by Florida SBDC at FGCU Small Business Consulting

The Application Process:

Applications process is ONLINE and will need to be completed by the nominee due to the confidentiality of data collected. If you want to nominate a business, simply share this website with them for them to begin the application process. Nominees do not have to be Florida SBDC clients.

IMPORTANT: Nomination is for the BUSINESS OWNER, not a business. Please keep this in mind. 2021 Nominations Closed, 2022 Nominations Open, January 1, 2022.  Incomplete applications will be automatically disqualified.

Ticket Sales:

Reserve Your Spot Today, Tickets On Sale Now and this year they are free!  Reserve Your Spot Today Event Date: Tuesday, May 4, 2021, from 6 – 9 PM. You are invited to join us and countless other SW Florida small businesses at the beautiful via LiveStream to celebrate small businesses in SW Florida.

About the Awards:

On May 4, 2021, we will celebrate the Distinguished Entrepreneur of SW Florida, Distinguished Business Advocate,  and Distinguished Innovator of the Year.   Applications for 2022 will begins January 1, 2022.

This Year’s Judges:

The Florida SBDC extends it’s thanks and gratitude to our judges for their expertise and time to select the next Distinguished Entrepreneur of SW Florida.

Thank you Sponsors:




This event would not be possible without the support of our Hallmark Sponsor, for the 9th year in a row, Markham Norton Mostellar Wright & Company. At Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company, P.A., you can expect a different kind of financial services experience.


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