Each year, hundreds of businesses across our province test themselves against the best of BC’s small business community by entering the Small Business BC Awards. Throughout the process, they uncover valuable insights about their operation, they receive the support of their communities, and they leave inspired to elevate themselves to new heights.
While only one business can be successful in each of our categories, every single entrant reaps the rewards of taking part in this high profile and exciting awards competition.
At Small Business BC, we believe these entrepreneurs deserve our recognition and admiration. After all, they make our communities such uniquely special places to live, work and play. Why not inspire your business, or a business you love, to new heights by nominating it for a Small Business BC Award? Here are just some of the benefits you’ll enjoy from taking part.
Celebrate Your Achievements
We know entrepreneurs well enough to understand they can often be guilty of not seeing the big picture. They pour their heart and soul into their business but never take a step back to appreciate what they’ve achieved. Putting together a nomination for the Small Business BC Awards forces the nominee to look at the big picture, take stock of how the business got to this point, and plot a course towards future success. Not only is this action a chance to appreciate what you’ve achieved, it’s also a powerful motivator for future growth and success.
Step up Your Marketing
It’s a cluttered media landscape out there and there’s never been more competition for eyeballs. Getting your business noticed can be a tricky task. Previous nominees in the Small Business BC Awards have received wide-ranging media mentions, popping up in The Vancouver Sun, BC Business, Prince George Citizen, and Whistler Pique News. Interested in sharing your story? We regularly feature Awards participants here on the Small Business BC website.
Increase Your Credibility
You already know your business is amazing. Our Awards let you back up that claim, Imagine having the ability to approach clients and prospective partners with the credibility you’d receive as a Small Business BC Awards winner? Tyson Still, Co-Founder of Winecrush, describes the impact of winning a Small Business BC Award on his company:
“Having the SBBC ‘Best Concept Winner’ banner on all our marketing was huge for Winecrush. It really gets the conversation going deeper with clients and customers, and people took us much more seriously after winning, especially as our concept had never been done before. The success we’ve had as a result is clear.”