It’s a three-stage process with rewards at every step.
The Small Business BC Awards recognizes the contributions and achievements of BC small business owners – entrepreneurs just like you. This isn’t your average awards competition! While the SBBC Awards are free to enter, the experience is priceless. All nominees receive valuable business education and support throughout the competition. And the farther you get, the more your business benefits!
The SBBC Awards contest is broken down into a few steps:
Step 1: Nomination and voting
Step 2: Virtual pitching and judging
Step 3: Awards Ceremony and winner announcement
Read our our general eligibility and rules for the 2021 Small Business BC Awards.
Nomination and Voting
Nominate your business or a business you love for the Small Business BC Awards from January 18th until March 8th (at 9:00am). The Top 5 will be determined through a combination of the number of votes (after normalization), and the answers they gave in their nomination application. The best businesses in each category will move on to the next stage of the contest, where they’ll pitch their business to a panel of business experts.
Virtual Pitching and Judging
You’ve proven that your business is amazing and now you’ll have to sell our panel of business experts on why you should be named the best in BC.
You’ll be required to make a ten minute pitch remotely via Zoom explaining why your business trumps the other finalists in your category. If you can convince the judges that your business really is the best, then you’ll be selected as the winner.
Awards Ceremony and Winner Announcements
In a typical year, our event would climax with a gala award ceremony where we toast the success of our small business community. As we continue to navigate the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, our award ceremony will be held virtually on May 4th to 6th. The virtual gala will feature a short film produced by True Calling Media of each of the Top 5 finalists!