Winning a business or industry award can be a great honor for your business, as well as a great PR opportunity. However, to be considered for many awards, you’ll need to submit an application that’s reviewed by an award committee. To help you with this process, we asked the members of Young Entrepreneur Council the following question:
What is an important thing to remember when applying for a business or industry award? Why is this so important?
It’s important to remember that you should communicate your individual story in addition to metrics of success. Some people only focus on their inspirational journey and some only focus on statistics of their increase in revenue. Both elements are essential for crafting an award nomination that effectively communicates why you should be recognized. —Jennifer A Barnes, Optima Office, Inc.