Posted: Fri 4th May 2018
Awards, competitions and pitching schemes are a great way to make sales, boost morale, and generate press coverage for your business. Here's our pick of the small business initiatives currently open for applications. This page is regularly updated so keep an eye on it!
The 2019 Female Start-up of the Year will be crowned at the eight Festival of Female Entrepreneurs in Bristol on 18 October. Prizes include £1,000 Facebook advertising credit, a Dell laptop, Square payment reader and dock and mentoring from business experts. The deadline for entries is 13 September.
Every Sunday former Dragons' Den judge Theo Paphitis picks six business owners to retweet to his thousands of Twitter followers. For the chance to be selected, tweet @TheoPaphitis with the #SBS hashtag between 5pm and 7.30pm on Sundays.
The Growing Business Awards recognise exceptional growing businesses. Enter by 11 September.
Every month one entrepreneur aged 16-30 is awarded £5,000. The companies need to address the world's future transport, food, energy, or natural resource challenges or make our urban environments cleaner, healthier and more sustainable places to work and live in. The deadline for entries is midnight on the last day of each month.