Small Business of the Year

Application deadline: Friday, April 16, 2021 @ 5:00 PM

BUSINESS INFORMATION

 

APPLICATION PREPARER INFORMATION

 

AWARD CATEGORY

This application is a submission for the following category:

Must be a standalone, for-profit business not associated with or owned by any non-profit entity. Business/Location must file its own tax return; it cannot be included as part of a larger business entity’s filing.
Acknowledge the information provided in this application is true and factual to the best of my knowledge

GENERAL INFORMATION

DATA BELOW SHOULD BE BASED ON INFORMATION RELEVANT TO THE CONCLUSION OF THE BUSINESSES' MOST RECENT FISCAL YEAR PRIOR TO SEPTEMBER 1, 2018

Employee is defined as: One full-time employee; Multiple part-time employees equivalent in hours to one full-time employee; and independent contractors.
Fiscal Year Ending 2015
Fiscal Year Ending 2016
Fiscal Year Ending 2017
Fiscal Year Ending 2018
if applicable

EMPLOYEE RELATIONS


 

CUSTOMER REFERENCES

Please list three current customers


 


 

BUSINESS REFERENCES

where applicable

Attorney Reference


 

Bank Reference


 

Accountant Reference


 

Supplier / Vendor 01 Reference


 

Supplier / Vendor 02 Reference


 

Supplier / Vendor 03 Reference

IN ADDITION to the Application Form, please respond to the following, on EIGHT (8) SEPARATE PAGES

PAGE 1:
Business Profile: In 100 WORDS OR LESS, please describe your business, including but not limited to its history, its products and/or services offered. Consider including what makes your business stand out, what about your business makes you proud, what awards and recognitions your company has received and what you attribute the success of your business to. By submission of the Business Profile you authorize its use in future marketing initiatives, such as luncheon and breakfast programs, print ads, etc.Mission Statement: If your business has a formal Mission Statement, please state.


PAGE 2:
Business Growth & Performance: Describe growth and/or stability in your business, number of employees, sales volume, location (possible expansion), revenue, expanded or enhanced services to clients. Give examples.


PAGE 3:
Sound Business Strategies & Practices: Describe the strategic vision and management philosophy. Give examples.


PAGE 4:
Customer Service Strategies & Practices: Describe your approach to customer service, both internal and external, giving innovative and creative examples.


PAGE 5:
Business Ethics Policy: Does your company have a formal, outlined ethics policy? Or, formally stated Core Values or Guiding Principles? If so, detail. If not, explain how you deal with making ethical decisions, both internally and externally. Give examples.


PAGE 6:
Business Challenges: Describe challenges your business has faced and how they’re being addressed. Give examples.


PAGE 7:
Unique & Innovative Approaches: Describe innovation and creativity in areas of product development, marketing, etc. you use in your business. Give examples.


PAGE 8:
Community Involvement & Contribution: Describe your business’ community involvement and corporate citizenship. Give examples.

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