Benefits of Small Business Awards

The Successful You Awards contest recognizes BC’s BEST small businesses.

By nominating your business in this year’s contest you have the chance to win a 1 year All Access Pass to Small Business BC’s seminars and ‘Ask the Expert’ servicesVisit the Rules page for full details.
But the benefits for nominating your business do not stop there.
For many small business owners, our awards contest is not only a great source of credibility to partners, clients and investors, but participating can also be a big motivator, making staff proud to be part of the business. For many that motivation can be worth more than any cash reward.
Below we have highlighted some of the other benefits you could receive by taking part in this year’s contest.

Credibility and Prestige

With many industries and markets becoming increasingly crowded, everyone is looking for an edge on the competition; a way to stand out from a crowd. Being named a finalist or winner of the Successful You Awards, could be what pushes someone to choose you over your competitor.
The promotion around the awards can also help raise awareness of your business  and may present you with opportunities to network with complimentary industries or potential clients.

PR and Marketing Opportunities

You can gain access to media which you might not have been able to before; even as a nominee of the contest
If you are lucky enough to become a finalist or a winner of an award, the PR opportunities within national and local press could be endless. Past finalists of the Successful You Awards contest have been featured on The Bill Good Show, Global News, The Vancouver Sun, The Globe and Mail and Forbes Magazine, just to name a few!
Your business can capitalize on these media mentions by promoting them through your own social media circles and on your company website.


Our awards are built upon best practice and industry standards. By measuring your business against our criteria and comparing your business to the other nominees in your category, you will be able to better assess who your competition is and if you need to reposition yourself.

The Awards Ceremony

The winners are announced at our awards ceremony on February 28, 2013 at the Pan Pacific Vancouver. This event is the perfect outlet for your business to celebrate a job well done.  Whether you bring your staff to help celebrate a group achievement, your clients to show-off your successes or investors to reinforce your venture, they are the ideal time to reinvigorate your business.