Announcing Your Top 5 Finalists for the 15th Annual Small Business BC Awards

The big day is almost here and excitement is building! We’ve spent the last week locked in deliberations, and our judges have emerged with their picks for the Top 5 in each award category. These businesses will now attend a Dragons’ Den style pitch to a panel of business experts […]

Introducing Your Best Marketer Award Top 10 Semi-Finalists

There are thousands of ways to promote a small business, and some of the best don’t even require much spending. Our Best Marketer Award salutes the company that demonstrates the most innovative and impactful integrated marketing initiative executed in BC. Through a multi-channel approach, this business demonstrates creativity and increases […]

Introducing Your Best International Trade Award Top 10 Semi-Finalists

Exporting your product or service outside Canada presents opportunities for almost limitless growth. Our Best International Trade Award recognizes the company with an exciting and viable international trade business that is contributing to the British Columbia economy. It’s judged on the following criteria: Strong Markets: This business understands its international […]

Introducing Your Best Innovation Award Top 10 Semi-Finalists

One of the biggest strengths of any successful business is their ability to come up with new ideas to keep operations, products and services fresh. Our Best Innovation Award recognizes a business that develops advanced or innovative technologies to meet the needs of industry in B.C. This business contributes to […]

Introducing Your Best Immigrant Entrepreneur Top 10 Semi-Finalists

Our Immigrant Entrepreneur Award recognizes the success and contributions of outstanding new Canadians who have started a successful business in British Columbia. This individual hasn’t just surmounted the challenges inherent in moving to a new country. They’ve also taken on the mantle of entrepreneurship, exhibiting leadership in their community, and […]

Introducing Your Best Employer Award Top 10 Semi-Finalists

Recognizing employee development and retention is vital to the success of a small business. Our Best Employer Award celebrates the business that goes above and beyond for their employees and provides the best overall place to work. These companies place high levels of importance on fostering a healthy corporate culture, […]

Introducing Your Best Concept Award Top 10 Semi-Finalists

The Best Concept Award salutes new exciting, creative and innovative businesses (and business ideas) in British Columbia. This is our only award that doesn’t require entrepreneurs to be in business yet; they just need to demonstrate their awesome, viable idea that’s going to make a huge impact. The award is […]

Introducing Your Best Company Award Top 10 Semi-Finalists

The Small Business BC Award for Best Company recognizes the small business that best demonstrates exceptional leadership and a proven track record of growth and profitability. It is judged on the following criteria: Profitability: This business shows exceptional leadership with a proven track record of business growth, corporate responsibility, and […]

Introducing Your Best Community Impact Award Top 10 Semi-Finalists

In our other categories we assess small businesses under conventional headings such as financial plans, employee training, or their strides to innovate. But Our Best Community Impact Award salutes something a little different, but just as important – small businesses who invest in their community and see social responsibility as […]