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FAQ

FAQ

How does it work?

SMEs are invited to submit an entry based on the selection criteria detailed online or on the entry form.

After all entries have been considered, the national finalists are advised of their success by email. National finalists will compete with businesses in their category across India and the winners announced at the national gala presentation evening on 28 February 2019.

How do I know if I am eligible to enter?

The awards are open to all small businesses in India within all industries.

There are no restrictions. You can be home based or an owner operator as long as the eligibility is met.

Why should I enter the Awards?

Nominating your company for entering the Small Enterprise India Business Awards 2019 provides a business opportunity and a personal challenge.

  1. Bring awareness to your brand, products and service
  2. Enhance your corporate reputation and build trust with key stakeholders
  3. Showcase your commitments and values
  4. Benchmark your performance with winning brands in India
  5. Reward your team for their hard work and make them proud employees
  6. Becoming a finalist or winner can increase staff morale and development.
  7. Credibility amongst customers and the general community from being a finalist or winner of an award program.
  8. The awards provide exposure for the business including media.
  9. An entitlement to be recognised as a leader within SMEs.
  10. Your brand will be more bankable!
  11. 1 Year FREE Subscription to Small Enterprise monthly Magazine – Digital Edition (worth Rs 1200)
  12. Winners will get 3 Months Free Full Page advertisement in Small Enterprise Magazine – Print and Digital editions ( Worth Rs 5,00,000)
  13. Winners will get 1 Full page editorial coverage with photograph in Small Enterprise Magazine – Print and Digital editions
  14. Winners adverts will be promoted through our Social media – 1 Month (worth Rs 1,00,000)
  15. Award Night presentations and Winner details will be broadcasted on CNBC Awaaz TV as a 30 Minute episode 2 times.

How do I enter the Awards?

Award Entries can be completed online here

Entries must be completed in accordance with the terms and conditions and received by the closing date (25 January 2019) to be considered as an award entrant.

Is there a limit in answering the Awards Criteria?

No. The aim of the entry is to provide judges with an understanding of your business that best reflects your passion and dedication. Responses need to be lengthy but should be clear and precise and should include supporting material.

Can I email my entry?

No. Entries will not be accepted by email.

However, an electronic copy of the Entry Form is allowed to be completed online and submitted.

What is the closing date for entries?

All entries close on 25 January 2019.

Where do I send my entry?

Entries may be completed online here.

Postal entries are to be sent or delivered to the below address:

Post:

SEBA 2019 Committee

ASPIRE MEDIA Pvt Ltd.

N0.3, 4th Floor, Vinir Tower, 100 ft Mn Rd, BTM Layout, Bangalore - 560 068, India.

Tel: +91 80 41155725

Email: info@smallenterpriseindia.com I Web: www.smallenterpriseindia.com

What happens after I enter?

Judges representing a variety of industries will shortlist all entrants into National Finalists for each category.

After all entries have been considered, the national finalists are invited to the Small Enterprise Business Awards 2019 Presentation Evening on 28 Feb 2019.

Will all entries become finalists?

No. Judges will decide on the content of the entry and can eliminate entries based on areas such as an incomplete entry form, inability to meet the awards criteria or unsuitable eligibility requirements.

How do I know if I have been selected as a finalist?

All Finalists will receive notification and an Invitation by mail/courier to the Awards night . All SEBA 2019 finalists will be published on the awards website.

What do I receive if I become a SEBA 2019 winner?

At the SEBA 2019 presentation evening winners will be presented with an Award Trophy and a winner's kit containing a certificate for their achievement. In addition, they will receive recognition as being one of India’s Top Small Businesses and will be highlighted through targeted press releases to the media. In addition, winners will be eligible for the following below:

  1. 1 Year FREE Subscriptions to Small Enterprise monthly Magazine – Digital Edition (worth Rs 1200)
  2. Winners will get 3 Months advertisement package in Small Enterprise Magazine – Print and Digital editions ( Worth Rs 5,00,000)
  3. Winners will get 1 Full page editorial coverage with photograph in Small Enterprise Magazine – Print and Digital editions
  4. Winners adverts will be promoted through our Social media – 2 Months (worth Rs 2,00,000)

Who judges the entries?

Representatives from a variety of industries and associations who have experience and has an understanding of SMEs are involved in the judging of all entries.

What are the businesses judged on?

Judging is based on the Awards Criteria answers and supporting documentation included in the entry.

Can I bring any other person/staff along with me to the SEBA 2019 presentation evening?

Each nomination entitles entry only for the nominated company representative and 1 guest. Since this is an exclusive Awards night, entry is restricted by invitation only. Any person who would like to accompany the nominated company representative apart form 1 guest, will have to purchase a Delegate ticket.