FDB’s 2019 National SME Awards –

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Download the Eligibility and Judging Criteria Brochure

To be eligible to apply for the FDB’s 2019 National Small and Medium Enterprise Awards, your business must:

  • Either be a “small enterprise”, which is any enterprise that has a turnover or total assets between $30,000 and $100,000 and employs between 6 and 20 employees;*
  • or be a “medium enterprise”, which is any enterprise that has a turnover or total assets between $100,000 and $500,000 and employs between 21 and 50 employees;*
  • be 100% owned by Fijian citizen(s)
  • operate in one or more of the following sectors: agriculture, wholesale/retail, tourism, professional business services, or manufacturing.
  • be in operation for five years or more, since the date of registration or start of operation for a non registered business (except for those applying for the Rookie Youth Entrepreneur of the Year award);
  • be able to show evidence of efficient book keeping attributes;
  • be able to show evidence of consistent or growing sales trend for the past two years (except for those applying for the Rookie Youth Entrepreneur of the Year award);
  • be able to show evidence of acceptable banking habits and savings trend;
  • be able to show evidence of a sound business plan to include marketing and customer service activities, and
  • be able to show evidence of environmental awareness and a commitSME 3 Fold Brochure 21cmx40cmment to the community by showing at least one example either through business operations or corporate social responsibility activities.