About Perks Business Boost Awards

The Perks Business Boost Awards (Awards) are all about encouraging entrepreneurial flair and assisting new business to flourish. Perks understand what it takes to be successful in business and are passionate about helping South Australian’s in their journey.

Small businesses are vital to the economy, collectively employing half the Australian workforce.

There are two Award categories; both category winners will receive professional services to the value of $15,000, Including invaluable mentoring from some of South Australia’s most highly regarded business people.

We will soon be accepting entries for the 2017 Awards.

Please see Key Dates below for more details around this year’s awards.

The Prizes

Award winners from both categories will be able to choose from a range of professional services that reflect the current needs of their business venture.

There is a vast list of services to choose from that any start up or young business would benefit from. This includes mentoring from members of the judging panel, budgeting and forecasting, HR, public relations and graphic design services.

Category 1

Start-Up Business Advice

$20,000

Total prize value

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Category 2

Business Growth

$15,000

Total prize value

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Sponsor

Category 1: Start-Up Business Advice
1 MONTH - 3 YEARS IN BUSINESS

Have you been running your own start-up business for less than 3 years? This category is for you, it is designed to support and encourage entrepreneurial flair.

Category 2: Business Growth
3+ YEARS IN BUSINESS

Have you been running your own business for 3 years or more? This category is all about assisting young business’ to consolidate and grow their venture to the next level.

Key Dates

10 Jul

Entries Open

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25 Jul

Q & A Seminar

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28 Aug

Entries Close

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8TH NOVEMBER, 2016

Two South Australian bright-sparks win $35,000 business boost

Adelaide’s very first medical nail spa and an innovative start-up hoping to use technology to streamline the justice process have won Perks’ inaugural Business Boost Awards.

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Meet the Judges

Rob Chapman
CHAIRMAN OF PERKS

Rob loves working with and assisting businesses that have their core focus in South Australia especially those with the ambition to grow and prosper with their customers. He is a parochial South Australian and has a great insight into what makes a successful privately owned business.

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Fiona Hele
DIRECTOR OF PERKS BUSINESS ADVISORY

With over 20 years experience Fiona heads up Perks Business Advisory, providing strategic business advice.

Fiona’s primary areas of focus include strategic and succession planning, human resource issues, profit improvement, feasibility studies and due diligence.

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Phil Martin
MANAGING DIRECTOR OF MICHELS WARREN PR & CHINA SHOP DESIGN

Phil is the Managing Director of Michels Warren, a public relations consultancy specialising in building and protecting brands. Michels Warren has been successfully doing so for the past 30+ years and work with leading organisations all around Australia.

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Mark Roderick
MANAGING DIRECTOR OF PERKS

Perks has been Mark’s training ground for running and growing a successful business.

He understands the challenges, issues and pressures confronted by SME owners.

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Emma Marks

Emma Marks is the founder and CEO of Mum Media Group (mmg). mmg own and run multiple parenting digital magazines, including the popular Mum’s Lounge and Go Ask Mum.

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