The Guardian Small Business Network, which is full of guides, tips, and advice to help small businesses with their start up and development, is currently offering a great opportunity in the form of the Best Practice Exchange competition.
The competition aims to collect together and share examples of best practice from within small businesses and startups.
The competition has four categories: winning new business; exporting to new markets; cashflow; and starting up. Each category has specific criteria and its own closing date, the soonest of which is August the 8th for the ‘winning new businesss’ category – start preparing your entry now if you want to make it before the deadline. The other categories, however, are not yet open, so there is plenty of time to decide what you’d like to write.
To enter, you simply have to write a 250 word case study explaining why you feel your business is an example of best practice within your chosen category – be sure to check out the above criteria to help with your entry.
Each 250 word entry that fits the criteria will be published on the Guardian Small Business Network website, which means potential clients and other businesses will be able to see your business online ‘amongst the best of British business’.
The top 10 from each category will be contacted to extend their 250 word case study to a 500 word write up, and the eventual top three – the winners – will feature in a 1000 word online piece, and will also be invited to a celebration at the Guardian HQ.
This is a great opportunity for any small startup or fledgling business to be recognised as an up and coming, innovative venture. Check out the website now to read up on all the details.