Premier's People's Choice

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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 they have the unwavering and loyal support of their community. The criteria for winning is simple: Get more votes than any other nominee.

We understand it’s been a challenging year for small businesses across our province. That’s why we’re automatically entering nominees from all our other award categories for this year’s Premier’s People’s Choice Award.

Nominees are tasked with using any imaginative, creative or traditional tactics available to them to engage customers, clients and neighbours to vote for them. At the end of the process, the business with the most votes from their community is our winner.

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 they have the unwavering and loyal support of their community. The criteria for winning is simple: Get more votes than any other nominee.

We understand it’s been a challenging year for small businesses across our province. That’s why we’re automatically entering nominees from all our other award categories for this year’s Premier’s People’s Choice Award.

Nominees are tasked with using any imaginative, creative or traditional tactics available to them to engage customers, clients and neighbours to vote for them. At the end of the process, the business with the most votes from their community is our winner.


Eligibility

To be eligible for the Premier’s People’s Choice Award, nominees must be currently operating a business in BC and have less than 50 employees.


Our Premier’s People’s Choice is the only awards category where nominees don’t have to pitch to our panel of judges. Instead, they must gather as many votes as possible between January 18th, 2021 to March 8th, 2021.

The winning business will be announced at our Virtual Small Business BC Awards Ceremonies taking place May 4th – May 6th, 2020.


Winner

  • $1,500 cash prize from Province of BC
  • All access pass to SBBC Education and TTAE services for 1 year
  • Professional media shareables
  • 1 interview & article featured on the SBBC website
  • Social Media spotlight throughout the winning year

Top 5 Finalists:

  • All access pass to SBBC Education and TTAE services for 1 year
  • Professional media shareables

Awards Timeline

  • January 18, 2021: Nominations and Voting open
  • March 7, 2021 (11:59pm): Nominations and Voting close
  • March 22, 2021: Top 5s announced
  • April 6-8, 2021: Judging Period (Top 5 pitches)
  • May 4-6, 2021: Small Business BC Awards presentations

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This Year's Nominees

Check out some of the businesses that were already nominated

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Small businesses are invited to nominate themselves in one of our six categories:

Click on the banners to learn more about each category and their eligibility requirements.

"People reach out to us now because of the award, and having this recognition helps people build trust with us in a unique way."

Geoff Manton

Best Company
Award Winner, 2019

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