Celebrating business in our city

By Wendi Dawson

In these challenging COVID-19 times, there are still opportunities to recognise and celebrate success.

Numerous businesses and businesspeople have been able to pivot, thrive and excel in these most adverse of conditions. 

Applications are open now for the MBN B3000+ Awards – but they close soon! Along with our principal sponsor, the City of Melbourne, the Melbourne Business Network is keen to acknowledge businesses and entrepreneurs located within the municipality.  

Have you developed a unique or new product, service, system, device, or process? Or even pivoted your business in a novel way in response to these current conditions?

Are you a new business or start-up kicking goals despite being in business between one and three years?

Are you a female entrepreneur who is a great leader, innovator and a fabulous role model for women and young people?

Are you under 30 years of age and doing great things on the leadership or innovation front?

In 2020, there are FOUR B3000+ Awards categories:

  • The Alan Knipe Innovation Award sponsored by StarRez Inc.
  • New Business Award sponsored by Northbridge Capital
  • Female Entrepreneur Award sponsored by Advancing Women in Business and Sport
  • Young Entrepreneur Award sponsored by Business Authorities

Winning an award – or even being shortlisted – can have an incredible impact on your organisation.  They can help you to differentiate from competitors, open doors, strengthen your brand recognition with free coverage, build team morale and make it easier to recruit talented staff.  

Former winners have included prominent Melbourne businesses and entrepreneurs, such as Keep Cup, Kinfolk, STREAT, Middleton Group, Michelle Redfern of Advancing Women in Business and Sport, 3 Phase Marketing, Gambina, SmartMeasures, Profile Booth and the list goes on …

Entries close at midnight on August 31, so get in fast!

To enter, visit:  b3000awards.org.au 

The Melbourne Business Network (MBN) is a membership-based networking organisation that contributes to the economic development of Melbourne by facilitating connections, communications and collaboration with businesses, start-ups and entrepreneurs and provides business critical information and access to subject matter experts •

For more information visit: melbournebusinessnetwork.org.au 

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