Too many businesses shy away from awards, perhaps they don’t feel they should self-nominate, they are not willing to put the time into an entry form or they don’t want to pay the event fee to attend the finals event. We are passionate about awards at Women’s Business Club because we have seen how much they make a difference in so many ways and know the true value, even of a free nomination!
Find out more about our awards at womensbusiness.club/awards and if you still need convincing, here are 20 of our top benefits of taking 5 minutes to enter or nominate someone for an award.
- 🌟 Visibility
Great businesses are visible businesses and the more you can do to boost your visibility the better.
- 🌟 Reputation
Winning a business award is great for your reputation, showing that you really do know your stuff!
- 🌟 Clarity
Filling in an award entry for yourself can really help you be clear about what you stand for and what you want to be known for.
- 🌟 Free PR
The media love a good award nomination story, it’s always a win and an easy way to get your business in the media. If you win you get more PR!
- 🌟 Social Proof
Tap into a powerful psychological phenomenon. People usually prefer to do business with award winners over those who aren’t!
- 🌟 Trustworthiness
The evidence of how great you are is in plain sight for all to see, making your brand more trustworthy.
- 🌟 Engagement
There is nothing quite as engaging as sharing your award nomination – the comments and congratulations will come flooding in!
- 🌟 Team Morale
Award nominations help recognise the incredible work your team put in, especially if you attend an awards ceremony together.
- 🌟 Brand Awareness
An award nomination draws attention to you. Even if you don’t win, as a minimum others will become more aware of your brand.
- 🌟 Customer Loyalty
An award nomination is an intrinsic part of your customer experience as they will perceive your business as being the best!
- 🌟 Attract Prospects
Have you ever considered warming up a prospect by nominating them for an award to show how much you value what they do?
- 🌟 Encourages Staff
Have you ever considered showing your key staff members how much your value them by nominating them for an award?
- 🌟 Stand out to your boss
Have you ever considered showing your appreciation for your boss by nominating them for an award? Try it!
- 🌟 Increases Profit Margins
Award-winning products or services are obviously more valuable 😜 so you can increase your profit margins with each win.
- 🌟 Attract Talent
Award-winning businesses are always more attractive to top talent so why not build an award-winning team with this simple process?
- 🌟 Boost Sales
Research shows that award-winning businesses may have a sales boost of up to 37% so why wouldn’t you enter awards?
- 🌟 Free marketing
Award organisers invest heavily in marketing and PR for the event and the nominees so why not piggyback on this marketing?
- 🌟 Marketing
Business awards can often be overlooked in your marketing toolbox. A nomination can offer incredible value if used in your marketing.
- 🌟 Credibility
An award nomination can act as an endorsement for your business and a win will offer you a recognised seal of approval.
- 🌟 Market Leadership
An award nomination will set you up as a market leader, leaving your competitors in your dust. Don’t be the one left behind😳
There’s so much more to add to the list, leave a comment with your own benefit or tell us about how being nominated or winning an award has helped you. Get involved today at womensbusiness.club/awards