Women’s Wedding Network – Branding yourself as an award-winning business

How to find and apply for awards and what to do when you have won. If you are running a business like a 5-star restaurant, it’s something to be proud of and something you’ll want others to know. There’s no better way to show that than by winning some awards. Awards are like a tangible acknowledgment of the hard work you and your business have done. But how do you go about finding and winning awards? Rebecca Barnes, publisher of Prince William Living and Brides & Weddings, shared her expertise on this matter. She reviewed ways you can look for awards and what you need to do to apply for them.

 

Branding Yourself as an Award-winning Business

How and Why You Should Apply for Awards for Yourself and Your Business

Awards are a great way to recognize achievements and demonstrate excellence in a given field or industry. But did you know that applying for awards can also benefit your Business? Here are the Hows and Whys you should consider applying for awards:

Little competition

Believe it or not, there are many awards out there that receive little competition. So, why not take advantage of this and apply for those awards that may have fewer applicants? You may have a better chance of winning!

Create a spreadsheet

Creating a spreadsheet to find awards will help you stay organized and ensure you do not miss any upcoming deadlines.

Have an advocate

Having an advocate, such as a colleague or mentor, who will nominate you for awards is a great way to increase your chances of being recognized.

Prove your claims

When applying for awards, it is important to use facts and outcomes to prove your claims. This will help you stand out from the competition.

Believe in yourself

Believe in yourself and be persistent. If you don’t win the first time, keep trying! You never know when you may catch the attention of a judging panel.

Types of awards

There are various types of awards available, including entrepreneur awards, management awards, business awards, salesperson awards, customer service awards, charitable awards, industry awards, chamber awards, and readers’ choice awards. Take the time to research which awards would be most appropriate for you and your Business.

Promote your nomination or win 

Once you have been nominated or have won an award, be sure to promote it! Share the news on social media, include it in your email signature, and write press releases to let others know about your achievement.

Applying for awards may take some time and effort, but the benefits can be well worth it. Not only will it help you stand out in your industry, but it can also boost your credibility and reputation. So, don’t be afraid to put yourself and your business out there and apply for awards. Who knows, you may just be the next award-winning entrepreneur or business leader!

Rebecca Barnes is the publisher of Brides & Weddings and organizer of Women’s Wedding Network. She has more than 25 years of experience in business and marketing and is a trusted expert in the field. Rebecca is passionate about helping wedding professionals grow their businesses. She is a frequent speaker and panelist at industry events and has been featured in numerous publications. Schedule a call with Rebecca to get a complimentary marketing review.

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