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Should A Small Business Enter Awards? 10 Ways It Can Catapult Your Business.

Picture this. 

You're running a small business, kicking butt, that glass ceiling can do one 👊🏻

It's exhilarating, sure, but it can also feel like you're up against a whole army of blocks. Confidence, overwhelm, loneliness, the newness of it all, the fear… the list goes on. 

This can make the idea of entering awards feel like a bit of a stretch. You might be thinking, "What's the point? I'm just a small fish in a big pond.

BUT, hold on my fellow femalepreneurs…

I'm here to tell you why taking that leap and entering awards could be the game-changer your business has been waiting for.

Entering awards is not just for the big boys, but could be the secret that propels your small business to the next level 🌟

These are the 10 reasons I think small businesses should enter awards:

1 - Boosts credibility

Winning an award isn't just a pat on the back—it's a stamp of approval. Having that accolade under your belt can work wonders for your credibility, especially when you're trying to prove your mettle in a competitive market.

2 - Stand out from the crowd

The business world is a noisy place. Entering awards gives you a chance to cut through the noise and shine a spotlight on what makes your business unique. It's your time to show the world why you're worth paying attention to.

3 - Free marketing

Winning or even being shortlisted for an award is like hitting the jackpot in terms of free publicity. It's a golden opportunity to get your name out there, attract new customers, and generate buzz around your brand.

4 - Attract the best

Talented individuals want to work for winners. By showcasing your accolades, you're not just attracting those dream clients, but also top-notch employees. Having the best people on board is key to taking your business to the next level. (Trust me. If you’re not ready to hire right now, this will help when the time comes).

5 - Motivation booster 

Being recognised for your hard work is a huge morale booster for you and your team (if you have one). It's a reminder that all those late nights and early mornings were worth it. Plus, it gives you a new sense of purpose and motivation to keep pushing boundaries and keep going.

6 - Networking opportunities

Awards ceremonies are not just about picking up shiny trophies (although that's nice). They're also prime opportunities to network with industry leaders, potential partners, and fellow entrepreneurs. You might just stumble upon your next big collaboration or business opportunity.

7 - Gain valuable feedback

The application process for awards often involves self-assessment and reflection, which can be incredibly valuable for your business. Even if you don't win, you'll likely receive feedback from judges that can help you identify areas for improvement and refine your strategy moving forward.

8 - Differentiate yourself from competitors

Winning awards sets you apart from your competitors and positions you as a leader in your field. It's a powerful way to show customers why they should choose you over the competition.

9 - Access to funding and investment

Awards can open doors to funding opportunities and investment prospects that might otherwise be out of reach. Investors are always on the lookout for promising businesses with a track record of success, and winning awards can be a strong indicator of future potential.

10- Celebrate your success

Entering awards is a chance to celebrate your successes and milestones. Running a business is tough. We all know that! You absolutely deserve to take a moment to bask in the glory of your achievements.

Have I helped you see the value?

10 rock-solid reasons why entering awards is not just for the big players but could be the secret strategy that takes your small business from underdog to top dog. 

Ready to take the plunge? 

Let's chat! 

Let’s Talk about YOUR entry for a Specific Award for £99 (limited-time pricing).


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