Have you heard of the Entrepreneurial Business Awards? Organised locally in Kildare in 2011 to great success, this is the first year that they are nationwide. Businesses of all sizes can enter, you just have to persuade the judges that you are worthy of winning. It has been set up to acknowledge the hard work and persistence of the hundreds and thousands of local business men and women that are running successful businesses in tough economic times.
The process is relatively simple – you apply within your own county using this application form and there is a fee of €50 to enter. There are 8 categories to choose from and you can select a maximum of two. You can read more about what each category expects from applicants here. The youtube video is also available to watch. The county winners will go out to compete against other counties ending in a national final in May at a gala dinner.
Apart from the financial rewards of the prize, the winners of each category (at county and at national level) will receive significant press coverage and as I have mentioned in previous posts, even getting to the finals of awards warrants impressive press so it is really worthwhile getting involved and applying.
The closing date is 18th February so don’t delay and get working on that application form
I have been asked to get involved within the process, from judging at county level to promoting the awards locally so I won’t be applying but I hope you do and wish you the best of luck. Lorna x