The BNET Best Beginnings Award

Last Updated Sep 14, 2010 9:36 PM EDT

BNET Australia is proud to bring you the Best Beginnings Award; an award specifically designed to promote and encourage small businesses in the Australian marketplace.

To qualify for entry, your small business must have no more than 10 employees and have been in operation in Australia for at least six months (as at 15th September 2010)

Small businesses that meet the above criteria are invited to submit a one-minute video or a summary of 100 words or fewer on the success of their business and why someone should invest in it.

Entry videos and written summaries submitted will be featured on BNET Australia and subject to a public vote to determine a top 10 shortlist. Selected finalists will then be judged by an editorial panel with one final winner chosen.

The winner will receive a prize in the value of AU$20,000, which includes an advertising package combining online media and direct marketing to the CBS Interactive Australian network of websites and databases.

Click here for entry form and terms and conditions.

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