About Perks Business Boost Awards

The Perks Business Boost Awards are all about supporting businesses in the early stages of their journey to consolidate, grow and ultimately 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.

The winners (1st, 2nd and 3rd place), will collectively receive a combination of vital professional services and cash to the value of $40,000, including invaluable business mentoring from some of South Australia’s most highly regarded business people.

Are you in the early stages of operating your business and looking to successfully grow it to the next level? These Awards are for you!

Entries for the 2018 Perks Business Boost Awards have now closed.

The Prizes

As a winner (1st, 2nd and 3rd places) you will be able to choose from a range of professional services that reflect the current needs of your business venture. In addition, you will each receive a cash element to your prize to support your business initiatives.

There is a vast list of business services to choose from that any young business would benefit from. This includes invaluable business mentoring and services such as, business advisory, budgeting and forecasting, HR advice, marketing communications and graphic design services.

1st Prize

$20,000

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2nd Prize

$12,000

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3rd Prize

$8,000

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The Awards – How to Enter

The Perks Business Boost Awards are in place to encourage and support entrepreneurial flair and assist young South Australian businesses to consolidate and grow their venture to the next level.

Many business owners don’t understand the importance of receiving sound business advise early on in their venture, or who to turn to for that support. The Perks Business Boost Awards were created to solve both these issues and are passionate about helping YOU.

Entries for the 2018 Perks Business Boost Awards have now closed.

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Key Dates

09 Jul

Entries Open

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27 Aug

Entries Close

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04 Oct

Perks Business Boost Awards Winners Announced

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“Since my Involvement as an applicant in the 2016 Perks Business Boost Awards, I have learnt a lot about applying for awards and gained knowledge on how to sharpen my business plan & goals.”

“The Awards & Boost Series events have had a positive and inspiring influence on myself and my business and it has a been a great way to network with like-minded people. Even though I wasn’t a winner, Perks continue to assist my business growth with their many resources & ongoing mentoring.”

Michael Williams, Tenant Options, PBBA Entrant 2016 & 2017 winner

6TH OCTOBER, 2017

$35,000 boost for two South Australian entrepreneurs

An innovative online residential rental application business and South Australia’s only drive-through specialty coffee shop have won the 2017 Perks Business Boost Awards.

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24TH AUGUST, 2017

Managing Business Risk for New Business Owners

As a “new” business owner you probably don’t think twice about taking out insurance cover to protect your business assets such as your premises, equipment and vehicles.

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17TH AUGUST, 2017

HR Tips for New Business Owners

As a new business owner, there are so many competing priorities and demands. One of those priorities is bringing on board staff, and ensuring you comply with the various rules and regulations that apply to workplaces.

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10TH AUGUST, 2017

Social Media Tips for New Business Owners

In 2017, we all know about the power of social media, and as small business owners, most of you would have considered it or used it as a tool for your business. Creating a social media presence for your brand can connect you with customers, other businesses, industry experts, potential employees, and more.

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Meet the Judges

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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Karen Raffen
CEO, Brand South Australia

Karen Raffen is a passionate South Australian with a diverse industry background having worked in manufacturing, government, FMCG, real estate and financial services in HR, marketing and CEO roles.

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Mick O’Rourke
Chairman, Nuago

Mick has worked in various IT firms, ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, in Australia and the States. His roles have included marketing, sales, senior management, and small business ownership. He was VP of Marketing for several Silicon Valley companies.

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