The Best of Small Business Awards – FAQ

The Best of Small Business Awards – FAQ

Eligibility

  • Your business must be based in the United States.
  • Your business must be Privately Owned.
  • Your business must be under 500 Employees.

Why should I/my company apply?

  • Worldwide Recognition as “The Winner” of one of the highest achievements & honors in Small Business presented by Small Business Expo. Since 2008, Small Business Expo is America’s BIGGEST small business event hosted in 15 Major US Cities.
  • An Official “Winner’s Medallion” to display on your Website, Social Media & Email Marketing
  • A Plaque to display in your office to showcase your company’s achievement(s) awarded to Category Winners Only (i.e. Best Marketing Agency, Best Law Firm, Best IT Company, etc.
    (SB100 Winners will receive a Certificate Only).
  • A Press Release Announcement listing your Business as a Winner
  • Listed as a “Winner” on our Best of Small Business Awards Website, with your completed Profile linking back to your Company Website

What are the benefits for applying?

  • National Recognition as one of the TOP Small Businesses in the US.
  • This Award is a great differentiator for your Product or Service
  • Instant credibility for new and existing clients
  • Give your sales a boost and show your new & old customers your company’s incredible achievements
  • Great positive exposure for your business
  • Leverage your award recognition to gain more media & PR exposure for your company

Is there a fee to participate?

Yes, there is a non-refundable Application Fee for each nomination.

Regular Deadline: $150 first entry, $50 any additional entry
(Applications received by September 24, 2021, at 11:59 PM, EST)

Late Deadline: $200 first entry, $100 for any additional entry
(Applications received by October 22, 2021, at 11:59 PM, EST)

Can I withdraw my application?

Yes, you can withdraw an entry but the fee per entry is non-refundable.

Awards & Selection Process

  • To nominate your business or someone else’s business, simply complete our online Nomination Application. You may apply for multiple Categories and make multiple nominations in a single category. You may also nominate multiple businesses.
  • Once your application is approved, your Nomination will appear in our Public Voting area online during Public Voting (see dates below).
  • You will be given a direct link to the Public Voting Page to promote your Nomination. We encourage you to promote your Nomination to your Network of Clients & Colleagues (i.e., Social Media, Email Announcements, etc). More promotion leads to more votes.
  • After Public Voting is completed, The Top 3 Nominations with the most Public Votes in each category will be reviewed by the Finalists Judging Committee (selected and managed by Small Business Expo).
  • One winner in each category will be selected as the Final Winner. SB100 Nominations will be ranked in order #1 through #100.

May I submit multiple entries for different categories?

Yes, an individual is able to submit more than one entry per category as well as nominate the same company for different categories. An Application Fee applies to each submission.

When will public voting open?

Public Voting: November 12, 2021, through December 10, 2021, 11:59 PM, EST.
We encourage you to notify your email list & social media to build awareness and vote for your Nomination. Each Public Voter will be required to create a FREE Voting Account and is allowed to only vote one time per category

When/how will my company know if we Won?

  • Winners will be publicly announced in late December by email.
  • Winner Packages will be mailed out in January 2022 to the address provided in your Nomination Application.

Can I edit/access my company profile after I submitted an entry?

Yes, until Nominations Close. Simply log in and make any edits to your company profile. Please ensure to save any changes to your profile.

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Awards Categories

SB100
Small to Mid-Sized Businesses make up 99% of the Nation’s businesses and make a huge contribution to the growth of our economy. The “SB100 Award” honors the Top 100 Small to Mid-Sized Businesses in the US and celebrates their growth & accomplishments in the previous year.


Small Business of the Year
Small Business is the backbone of the US Economy represented by over 25 Million+ Small Businesses that create over half of all new jobs. The “Small Business of the Year Award” recognizes the many achievements of a Small Business that demonstrate exceptional growth in the marketplace, diversity, A+ Customer Service, leadership, a positive workplace environment and a
profitable business model.


Start-Up of the Year
The “Start-Up of the Year Award” celebrates the most innovative and promising start-up company in the US and demonstrates the greatest potential to transform from Start-Up to an Explosive Growth Company.


CEO of the Year
The “CEO of the Year Award” is awarded to a true leader who demonstrates clear vision, judgment, and empowerment skills that drive his/her business to enormous success and growth.


Entrepreneur of the Year
The “Entrepreneur of the Year Award” recognizes an inspirational and successful individual who doesn’t just dream about starting a business, but actually executes and turns those dreams into successful business realities.


Young Entrepreneur of the Year
The “Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award” recognizes an inspirational and successful individual who is under 40 Years Old, who doesn’t just dream about starting a business, but actually executes and turns those dreams into successful business realities.


Best Accounting Firm
The “Best Accounting Firm Award” honors companies that specialize in Accounting, Bookkeeping & Controller Services for Small Businesses.


Best App
The “Best App Award” is bestowed upon the App that demonstrates the most originality, innovation, and user engagement.


Best Business Coach
The “Best Business Coach Award” recognizes individuals who are excellent communicators and motivational speakers that coach & support Small Business Owners leading them to enormous success.


Best Business Consultant
The “Best Business Consultant Award” recognizes individuals who are excellent communicators and Boost Productivity, Inspire and leads business owners on a clear path to achieving Business Success.


Best Business Law Firm
The “Best Business Law Firm Award” honors firms that specialize in business law to support Small Businesses (i.e., Corporate Law, Employment Law, Patents & Trademarks, etc).


Best Customer Service
The “Best Customer Service Award” honors a Small Business that demonstrates stellar personal customer interaction, attentiveness, quick response, and outstanding communication skills. This Small Business recognizes and embodies the age-old saying “The Customer is Always Right.”


Best eCommerce Store
The “Best eCommerce Store Award” honors small businesses with an online retail store.


Best Financial Advisor
The “Best Financial Advisor Award” honors individuals that specialize in Financial Advisor & Retirement Services for Small Business Owners.


Best Innovative Product/Service
The “Best Innovative Product/Service Award” is awarded to the Small Business that has the most unique product or service of the year. This B2B and/or B2C product/service is clever, unique, and has a viable demand in the marketplace.


Best IT Company
The “Best IT Company Award” honors companies that specialize in Managed IT Services for Small Businesses.


Best Marketing Agency
The “Best Marketing Agency Award” honors agencies that specialize in Advertising, Marketing &/or Digital Marketing for Small Businesses.


Best Meetings & Event Space
The “Best Meetings & Event Space Award” honors companies that specialize in meetings and event spaces for Small Businesses.


Best PPC Agency
The “Best PPC Agency Award” honors agencies that specialize in pay-per-click Management for Small Businesses.


Best PR Agency
The “Best PR Agency Award” honors agencies that specialize in Public Relations Services for Small Businesses.


Best Printing Company
The “Best Printing Company Award” honors companies that specialize in Printing Services for Small Businesses.


Best Retail Store
The “Best Retail Store Award” honors small businesses with a “brick & mortar” retail store.


Best SEO Company
The “Best SEO Company Award” honors companies that specialize in SEO-related Services for Small Businesses.


Best Website Developer
The “Best Website Developer Award” honors companies that specialize in developing Websites for Small Businesses.


Best Workplace
The “Best Workplace Award” honors companies that encourage a “happy & productive” work environment and promote healthy company culture.


Best eCommerce Store
The “Best eCommerce Store Award” honors small businesses with an online retail store.


Best Retail Store
The “Best Retail Store Award” honors small businesses with a “brick & mortar” retail store.

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