Are you getting fed up hearing about the Business Achievers Awards (BAA)? Well, we’re not apologizing for making a big deal of it. Because it could be a big deal for you and your business.
1. Business competitions help you raise money
Winning a category in BAA or other prestigious competitions is a very strong validation for the winners when it comes to grants or finance applications. All the state agencies, bankers, investors and other money men are part of the eco system of these competitions and they keep an eye on what’s going on. You get a chance to impress them with your application and meet them at lots of different events.
2. Business competitions help you win customers
The BAA and other competitions are a great opportunity to get free publicity. Can you imagine the opportunities if you win a region or a category? Just think of the collateral for your website alone and the validation it gives customers and partners.
3. Business competitions help you strategise
It’s taking about 25 minutes to fill in the online form. That form will help you think about your business and its strategy. It’s designed to help you elucidate your business model. Forget about the judges, it will help give you a clear sense of where your business is and where it’s going.
4. Business competitions help energize the company and all its stakeholders
The Business Achievers, as far as we can see, is one of the few prestigious all island competitions that seems to be embracing all SMEs; that’s acknowledging and acclaiming SME achievement. We deserve a little bit of time in the sun, as do the families that support us and the colleagues that are in the trenches with us.
5. The form will take 20-30 minutes max. It’s worth the time spent!
Submissions are closing next week so find that 25 minutes ASAP and go online and express what your business is all about.
6. Closing Date
The closing date for submissions is Midnight, Friday, September 26th.
If you need up to Midnight on the 26th, you’re probably leaving it ’til its too late….