Read on to learn more about application information for America's Top Small Business 2023.

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is proud to recognize the very best in American small business.

Beginning this year, our newly reimagined America's Top Small Business Awards (formerly Dream Big Awards) will honor the achievements of small businesses and highlight their contributions to America’s economic growth. The 2023 America's Top Small Business Awards are presented by Enova, with supporting sponsors Dell Technologies, Experian Employer Services, Iron Mountain, T-Mobile for Business, and Walmart Business.

How to apply for America's Top Small Business 2023:

Click here to begin your application for the 2023 America's Top Small Business Awards. (Note: The deadline for submission has been extended! All applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Friday, July 21, 2023.)

Click here for a shareable one-page PDF on eligibility and how to apply!

Note: Finalists will be notified on or before October 1, 2023, through the contact information provided in the application. To stay up to date with the latest announcements and information, sign up for our newsletter, Midnight Oil, to receive updates.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible to apply for the America's Top Small Business Awards, an applicant must:

  1. Be a legal resident of the United States.
  2. Be a for-profit business operating for at least one (1) year primarily within the United States.
  3. Have fewer than 250 employees or gross revenues of less than $20 million for both 2021 and 2022.
  4. Agree to all of the Award Rules, including potentially attending award ceremony.

Employees, officers and directors of Sponsors and any affiliated entities, and their respective immediate families (parents, spouse, children, siblings) or individuals residing in their household (whether or not related) are not eligible applicants.

Awards and prizes

The winner of America's Top Small Business 2023 will receive national recognition and a $25,000 cash prize! Additional non-cash prizes, including prizes for finalists, can be found here.


Questions about eligibility or the application process? Click here for a full list of frequently asked questions.

Terms and conditions

Click here for the America's Top Small Business terms, conditions and contest rules.

Any additional questions?

Email the America's Top Small Business team at


Please note: The application submission period for America’s Top Small Business 2023 is now closed. To stay up to date with announcements and information pertaining to the contest, be sure to subscribe to CO—'s newsletter, Midnight Oil. Finalists will be announced in September. Good luck to all applicants!


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