Are you putting yourself forward for business awards?
If not, then I completely get it!
As someone who works in digital marketing, I find it a LOT easier to talk up other businesses, rather than my own. But, no matter how hard it is…your mission this week, is to enter one…more specifically, your mission is to enter the Great Big Small Awards run by E-Factor.
No, E-Factor hasn’t asked me to share this. They don’t even know I’m writing about it, but if you’re going to enter any awards, then it has to be a local one so this is a pretty great one.
Here are a few reasons why…
The recognition that comes with winning, and even being shortlisted, can play a big role in your credibility as a business. It helps show potential customers and clients that you are a recognised, reputable business and will boost your reputation.
Business awards often receive significant media coverage and attention. This exposure can introduce your business to a wider audience and potential customers who might not have been aware of your offerings. This increased visibility can lead to new opportunities, partnerships, and customer inquiries.
Winning isn’t the Only End Game
Even if you don’t win, writing your application can greatly boost confidence. It forces you to look at your journey so far and see how much you have achieved. It can also be a nice way of boosting team morale.
Most of us don’t take the time to acknowledge everything our business has achieved, so it’s a great exercise.
The process of preparing for business awards often involves assessing your business’s strengths, weaknesses, and accomplishments. This self-evaluation can lead to insights on areas for improvement and growth. Additionally, the feedback received from judges or evaluators (when given, as not all Awards offer this due to the volume of applications they receive) can provide valuable guidance on how to refine your business strategies and operations.