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.

Enter now below and see key dates 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.

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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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“Since being a finalist in the Perks Business Awards in 2016, the support from Perks has increased our confidence and drive to pursue our Rundies business goals.”

“With assistance from Perks we have re-arranged our company structure by establishing Rundies Pty Ltd, which will support our expansion into retail outlets and our new underwear line being released in August”

Dylan Stenson, Rundies Pty Ltd, PBBA Finalist 2016

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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3RD AUGUST, 2017

Finance Tips for New Business Owners

As a new business owner, one of the first things you may need to help you get started is finance.

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27TH JULY, 2017

Accounting Tips for New Business Owners

As a new business owner you must ensure you set up your business correctly from the start. One way to make sure this happens is to have an initial discussion with an accountant. Here are some key points you need to consider to help you get off to the best start!

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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
PROFESSIONAL BOARD DIRECTOR & BUSINESS ADVISORY EXPERT

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
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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