CATEGORY 1: DEVELOPING SMES
PROFESSIONAL & BUSINESS SERVICES
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There are various professional and business service providers operating as SMEs.
ELIGIBILITY AND JUDGING CRITERIA:
To apply for any of the awards in this category, your business should be excelling in its sector and be able to demonstrate it meets the eligibility criteria.
Judging criteria includes evidence that demonstrates acceptable banking habits, savings trend, efficient book keeping attributes, as well as marketing and customer service attributes reflected in the business plan.
An excelling business is one that is able to demonstrate innovative traits or business methods by showing evidence of a unique approach, product or service resulting in a strategic advantage in the marketplace.
The business must also demonstrate leadership traits or business methods by showing evidence of strong financial performance and business growth.
This should be within the competitive marketplace in which it operates as well as awareness towards the community and the environment.
Examples of SMEs that fall under the Professional business services classification include those that provide the following services: