Small Business BC Awards: New Name, New Awards, New Prizes

Small Business BC is extremely excited to announce the re-brand of our annual awards contest, the Successful You Awards. Now known as the “Small Business BC Awards” (or “SBBC Awards”), this annual awards contest has a new look, a new name and a lot of new reasons for small business owners to participate.

The New Brand

Small Business BC exists to help entrepreneurs develop the skills and knowledge necessary to grow a successful business; the Small Business BC Awards are an extension of that. And since Small Business BC and the SBBC Awards work together to reach the same goals, we felt it was time to re-brand to create a stronger bond between the two.

The re-brand of the awards reflects the fact that we want to help business owners take their companies to the next level, and the SBBC Awards are a vehicle to help them get there. The colour palate for the awards is consistent with Small Business BC’s brand, tying the two together, while the variations on the three core colours adds a lot of visual interest.

The new logo for the awards represents upward movement signifying progress, improvement and growth. We invite you to have a look through the website to get a better feel for the new brand…and we hope you love it as much as we do!

Every Nominee Wins

This isn’t your average awards competition! All nominees receive valuable business education and support, just for participating. And the farther they get in the competition, the more their business benefits.

At Small Business BC we understand how much value there is in having access to business support, education and resources. In fact, we believe so strongly in this that every nominated business will benefit from participating, even if they don’t win. Every nominee will have access to exclusive business tools and education to help them grow and succeed in business. The farther they make it in the contest, the more they’ll benefit!


If your business is named one of the best in BC and you’re honoured with an SBBC Award, the benefits don’t stop there. We’re pleased to announce that this year all winners will receive business mentorship from their award sponsor. Based on feedback from previous nominees and winners, the advice and guidance they received from the judges were of huge benefit.

We wanted to extend that experience, and the awards sponsors agreed. So this year each winner will be offered the opportunity to continue that mentorship experience after the awards contest is over.

Nominate the Small Business You Love

Along with the new brand for the SBBC Awards, we’ve also opened up nominations to third-parties this year. In the past, only small business owners themselves have been able to nominate their business for an award. We feel that BC’s entrepreneurs should be recognized by their loyal customers and clients, so we’ve extended the nomination rules this year. Now anyone in BC can nominate the small business they love.

Nominations open October 1, 2013. Choose an award category today!

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