Business Awards for small business owners to consider

Business awards for small business owners

Business Awards for small business owners to consider

There are many different types of Business Awards for small business owners to enter. From local programs usually run by the business chamber to national award programs.

Business Awards for small business

The following are some you might want to consider:

  • Telstra Business Women’s Awards: Perhaps the most recognised award for women (going for 25 years). It features: high profile judges; partnership with Newscorp; 20,000+ applications. The criteria focuses on leadership skills and impact; personal impact in business; innovation impact; driving value; socio-economic change. Link to details.
  • Churchill Fellowships: For anyone who feels that they have exhausted opportunities within Australia and would like to see what overseas currently has to offer. 1000 applications/100 fellows. Link to details.
  • Westpac Businesses of Tomorrow: Criteria include a track record of delivery; clarity of purpose and vision; value to customers; capability to meet tomorrow’s challenges; adaptability and resilience; contribution to communities, industry or the economy. Link to details.
  • The Ernst and Young (EY) Entrepreneur of the Year and the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Alumni Social Impact Award: An individual who not only has achieved outstanding success in business, but also has made an innovative, significant and lasting societal impact in the community where they live and work. Link to details.
  • Business Chamber/Chamber of Commerce programs: Local, regional, state, national; focused on passion, determination, innovation and success.
  • St George Kick Start Program: Start-ups and emerging business – St George Bank ($100K prize pool). Link to details.
  • CSIRO Kick-Start: For innovative Australian start-ups and small SMEs, providing funding support and access to CSIRO’s research expertise. Dollar match to $50K. Link to details.
  • Optus Mybusiness Awards: Australia’s longest-standing business awards benchmarking the success of the best business operators. Link to details.

If you are considering entering you can read our article about the benefits as well as tips to create a great submission

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