For any small business just staring out in the market, getting recognition is usually vital to help open its doors for more clients. In this regard one of the best ways to do this is by entering small business awards and win for the much needed marketing. With awards usually being undertaken every year and evaluation on four key areas namely; customer service, strategic planning, employee development and community involvement, here are the most unlikely every day small businesses that have won awards that one should emulate.
1. Pampered chef
Although relatively just starting out, a very unlikely small business has managed to get the award for best home based small business. Dealing with only a small fraction of the community, the business has gone to show that more than technology based businesses can be winners and succeed. Still with a small fraction of the sales always going to donations it leads in social responsibility.
2. Triangle rock club
This once humble beginning small business is definitely one to emulate. Located in now three locations anyone seeking to keep fit is sure to do it having fun. With client satisfaction and community development as its main focus it has won the prestigious award for small business of the year.
3. Hauser Home Hardware Building Centre
Taking the top spot in Business Excellence Awards, Hauser Home Hardware Building Centre deals with hardware goods. With its involvement in retailing and community development, it’s no wonder this businesses that started in 1993 is one to be imitated as it has loyal customer base.
4. Noble studios
Regardless of the fact that the studio is a digital studio dealing with photography, it has won itself a top spot when it comes to innovation. By pushing their limits, noble studios have received an award for bringing reality to dreams for their clients. They have since scored clients like Wikipedia and Google ever since it’s win in 2011 and still can be called the best.
5. Custom alarm
With security needs expanding towards technology, this unlikely business has done the community proud by providing safety and protection to its members. Winning the police dispatch quality award, this award has gone to show that quality of security can be improved, while keeping false dispatches to a minimum by screening.
6. Camrose Morning News
Started 20 years ago this small business has finally managed to get the ideal business award for best small business. Dealing with up to 4200 daily distributions as at 2015, this business has significantly grown from its starting days thus earning the award.
7. Capannari ice cream
Described as one of the places that will give more than just ice cream, this small business has gotten itself the Blue Ribbon Small Business Award. With their innovations seen in the variety of ice creams served, their success has spread widely contributing significantly to the economic growth.
With these awards coming to the most unlikely of businesses in the industry, starting a business that is based on passion than one that is most popular can be done. This way in the end the innovation and taking over an untapped market will lead to winning of business awards, and in the end a bigger clientele.