People’s Choice Award

The People’s Choice Award celebrates BC’s amazing entrepreneurs by recognizing a small business that is at the heart of their community.

The People’s Choice Award is presented to a BC small business that can demonstrate that they have the unwavering and loyal support of their community.

This award is for a small business that can show that their community thinks they go above and beyond.

Using any imaginative, creative, or traditional tactics available, interested businesses will apply for the award, and engage their customers, clients and neighbours to vote for them online before November 30, 2017.

The BC business with the most votes from their community wins!


To be eligible for the People’s Choice Award, nominees must be currently operating a business in BC and have less than 50 employees.

Award Criteria

To win this award, nominees must gather as many votes as possible by November 30, 2017 to prove that they are the People’s Choice. Nominations and voting are open from October 1, 2017 to November 30, 2017.

The winning business will be announced at the Small Business BC Awards Ceremony on February 23, 2018.


The winner of the People’s Choice Award will be recognized with a prize in the amount of $1,500 cash.

The winner will also be offered a one-year all-access pass to Small Business BC education resources and experts, and the opportunity for extensive media exposure.


If you’re looking for a unique way to show off your small business, or if there’s a BC small business you love, why not nominate them for the People’s Choice Award?

Is your Community “Open For Business?” 

This year, we’ve partnered with the Province of British Columbia to host the Open For Business Awards. These awards celebrate communities that have created a business friendly culture, allowing small business to flourish. If you want to celebrate the achievements of your community, why not Nominate Them for an Open For Business Award?