If your vision is to grow your business, attract new talent or network with the greater business community in your area, then nominating for a business award is a great opportunity to help you do so.

But if you’re thinking the process is too time consuming and you don’t have time for it, think again.

Not only is the nomination process quick and easy in comparison to other award processes, it’s also a great marketing tool for your business.

Here’s five reasons this year’s winners made a point of at last month’s Meet The Winners event.

Increased profile and networking opportunities

As a nominee in your chosen category, you’ll receive ongoing publicity within The City of Monash business community via our communications, as well as the opportunity to present at one of our business luncheons.

Attending these events in the lead up to the awards means you are also able to connect with other business owners who may become clients or who you form successful collaborations with.

Attract new business or talent

Nomination for an award can help position you as an expert in your field and consequently attract more ideal clients or employees.

Content for your blog and marketing materials

Turn your nomination, place as a finalist or category win into ongoing conversations for your business across your blog, social media channels and other marketing material. Celebrate and acknowledge your team by contacting local media with press releases and gain further recognition for your efforts.

Time to shine and celebrate your achievements

Even if you don’t win, the nomination process itself is a great opportunity to reflect on and acknowledge your achievements to date. This can be a great process for gaining clarity and setting goals before trying again next year!

Peer Validation

The Monash Business Awards are not a popularity contest. Instead, your business will be judged by an esteemed panel of local business minds and entrepreneurs based on certain criteria for each category. This acts as great validation for your business.

Still need convincing?

Nomination for the Monash Business Awards really is as simple as completing a nomination form – not 20 hours of your time. Nominations are now open for the 2017/2018 Awards and you can see the full list of categories here and nominate your business here.