This year, we’re offering four award categories, each with a cash prize of $5,000. Businesses can enter a total of two categories – our Premier’s People’s Choice Award and one of three Business Pitch Categories.


Premier’s People’s Choice Award

Sponsored by the Province of BC

It takes a community to grow a small business. It also takes a community to win our Premier’s People’s Choice Award. This unique award category is presented to a BC-based small business that can demonstrate the unwavering and loyal support of their community. The criteria for winning is simple: Get more votes than any other nominee.

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Business Impact Award

Sponsored by BCAA Small Business Insurance

Our Business Impact Award honours the businesses that go beyond their bottom line and make a meaningful impact in their communities. For this business, it’s not just about profit margins; it’s about purpose, passion, and a commitment to creating positive change.

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Best Youth Entrepreneur

Sponsored by Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Our Best Youth Entrepreneur Award spotlights the next generation of business leaders who have taken the entrepreneurial plunge at a young age. These game-changers have turned passion into profit through grit, hustle, and ingenuity.

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E-Commerce Experience Award

Sponsored by FortisBC

Are you offering an awesome online retail experience for your customers? Whether you’re selling gourmet goodies or trendy trinkets, our E-Commerce Experience Award is perfect for your business. This Award goes to the BC small business that’s succeeding online and providing a best-in-class experience for their customers.

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