Dorset Business AwardsFriday, September 10th, 2010
If you are thinking about raising the profile of your business you could do a lot worse than enter Business Awards and in Particular I’m thinking of the Dorset Business Awards.
Entering awards is a great way to promote your business or a product. It can offer an independent endorsement of achievements and recognition of your efforts. It also helps boost staff moral.
The closing date for the Dorset Business Awards is 17 September.
Here are our top 5 reasons why you should enter the awards.
Public Relations can be a dark art. You might think you have a great business idea and you want to tell the world about it. But sometimes it appears the world does not want to listen.
Winning an award or being short-listed can raise your business’ profile because the event is usually well promoted and are affiliated with a newspaper or trade journal.
At it’s most basic the award night could be a good Jolly for the staff attending. On the other hand there could be a sense of pride associated with working for an award winning business. Don’t be short-sighted. Losing an award will have the opposite effect.
Some awards have a cash reward. Good news for the cash-strapped business.
Networking is an important part of any business. So imagine a room filled with competitors, bankers, entrepreneurs, journalists, Business Link advisers. So get your talking hat on and make new contacts.
Some other awards to Consider
This autumn sees a large number of awards opportunities. Here are a few:
Virtual Business of the Year Awards – Opens in a new window – Early stage companies that have used the web to be lean, efficient and competitive. Submission deadline: 15 September
Growing Business Awards – Opens in a new window – The elite of British entrepreneurs. Submission deadline: 17 September
The Internet Business Awards – Opens in a new window – For the UK’s most excellent online business-to-business website experiences. Submission deadline: 30 September
International Trade Awards – Opens in a new window – Recognises the success of exporters, importers and those trading overseas. Submission deadline: 26 October to 11 January
The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise – Made annually by HM The Queen for achievement by businesses in innovation, international trade and sustainable development. Submission deadline: 29 October
The Sunday Times Top 100 Companies to Work For – Opens in a new window – A prestigious list of companies by size. Benchmarking for participants. Submission deadline: Late October