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.

2017 entries are now closed. Please visit again soon for 2018 dates.

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


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Category 2

Business Growth


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Category 1: Start-Up Business Advice

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.

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2017 entries are now closed. Please visit again soon for 2018 dates.

Category 2: Business Growth

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.

View Judging Criteria Entry Guidelines

2017 entries are now closed. Please visit again soon for 2018 dates.


Key Dates

28 Aug

Entries Close

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05 Oct

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“The awards program gave us an excellent opportunity to network with other South Australian start-up companies and a wide range of professionals who could help us.”

PBBA Entrant 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

Rob Chapman

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

With more than 20 years’ experience, Fiona Hele headed up the Perks Business Advisory division. She is now a Professional Board Director but continues to consult to Perks’ clients, providing them with strategic business advice.

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Phil Martin

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

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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