You've put the hard yards into getting your business where it is today. Now get the recognition you deserve!
Entering a business award programme is a great way to up your business profile and gain credibility for your small business. With just a month left till The David Awards close this year, there's no time like the present to get your entry in.
Why enter The David Awards?
Great Prizes: Every entrant gets a subscription to NZ BUSINESS magazine and every entry goes in the draw for $3000 worth of advertising on the BIZBUZZ website. Se
Gain credibility: There's nothing like being able to say you're an award-winning business to inspire trust in prospective customers. We give every entrant, finalist and winner relevant certificates, plus emblems to use on their website, in their email and on their printed material. There's also a quirky trophy for the supreme winner, designed to recognise your uniqueness and start conversations
Get recognition and raise your profile: Finalists, winners and the supreme winner are announced through various media, including NZ Business magazine (often a cover story) and on the Bizbuzz website (home page lead story), and media releases are sent to a wide variety of mainstream and business-oriented media. All media releases link to named entrants' websites. Individual finalists and winners are provided with media releases and encouraged to adapt them to highlight their own successes in media relevant to them. A Facebook video announcing winners is also widely disseminated.e
Get to know your business better: The entry challenges you to think about your business in a different way (many entrants tell us this is what they have found the most rewarding aspect of entering).
Receive individual feedback from the judges: Every entry receives personalised comments and suggestions from the judges, who are all experienced small business owners with expertise in a variety of areas. Some of their feedback may relate to your business overall and some may be category-specific.
"I would recommend any small business to enter the David Awards. Winning the Supreme Award was both an honour and surprise, it’s great to be recognised for doing what you love every day. The whole Pure SEO team gathered in the boardroom to watch the results on the big screen, the reaction when we won was amazing – the entire team were extremely proud. We have since used momentum from the win to build and grow our business even more."
- Richard Conway,Pure SEO, Supreme Winner. The David Awards 2013.
We know you're busy running the show, but we think it's time you got some of the credit too - so we've made it very simple to enter. In fact, we think the entry process is the simplest of any business awards in the country - and as it's all online, you don't even need to leave your desk to post your entry.
With a variety of categories and some great prizes, there’s something for everyone: from start-up to mature businesses, for lifestyle seekers, marketing whizzes, technology geeks, and those who have overcome more than their fair share of adversity. See all the categories here.
But hurry, entries close on 15 August at 5 p.m.
Here's to your success in The David Awards 2014!
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