Participating in the Small Business BC Awards is a great way to raise the profile of a business. Even just getting nominated is a PR and marketing opportunity.
Once nominated, each business is encouraged to engage with their communities and canvas for votes. This is an incredible opportunity for small businesses to introduce themselves, raise awareness and reconnect with their neighbors. Win or lose, the competition pushes small businesses to the fore of their communities.
The process of competing for the Small Business BC Awards is also a chance for each business owner to reflect on how their business got to this point, what they have achieved and where the future will take them.
Awards also raise the credibility of a business. It can start a conversation or a close deal. The business advantage is clear.
The Small Business BC Awards night itself is a grand affair. Each business has their own cheerleaders and representatives excited to see the results. In the foyer guests can take photos against the media wall for their social media channels. Sometimes fun props sit at a nearby table. Then at the bar entrepreneurs network with one another and create connections. And in the ballroom you hear stories of inspiration and successes.
From nominations, applications to pitches, the Small Business BC Awards toast the success of entrepreneurs at the culmination of a gala event. Here are some highlights of the event photography from the evening!
Notable public figures often MC the event or have a special address for the nominees. Politicians and media personalities flesh out the night. In the end though, everyone is there for the excitement of hearing the winners called to the stage.
All smiles for selfies! Everyone looks so great, all dressed up for the special event! Let the awards ceremonies begin.