The Guardians Small Business Showcase is your chance to show fellow business owners and our panel of judges what your company has done particularly well in a number of different business categories. If you meet the criteria (see below), your 250 word entry will be published on the Guardian Small Business Network, allowing others to read about your experiences and benefit from your expertise.
Once we’ve collected and shared examples of best practice across the SME community in each category, our judges will pick three shortlisted entries. Each shortlisted business owner will be contacted by a journalist who’ll write a 500 word case study about your business. This article will then be featured across the network and will appear in the business section of the Guardian newspaper.
What’s more, every shortlisted business picked by our judges will be invited to attend an awards evening in May, where an overall winner from each of the categories of our Small Business Showcase will be announced.
Current category : Exporting
In this category of the Small Business Showcase we want to hear all about your success in exporting to new markets.
We are looking for innovative tales of taking a British business to a new market. So, for example, you may have started exporting to an unusual destination, or you might have had to rethink your product to be able to transport it in one piece. Perhaps you launched straight into an overseas market with a product designed for a particular audience or you’ve found a niche for your goods where you’d least expect it. Whatever it is, tell us what makes your exporting story stand out.
Please do also tell us about how you’ve achieved success in these new markets it could be using digital tools to promote your business to a foreign market, hiring an agent in your target market or exporting the best of British produce abroad. Above all, we want to hear why spreading your wings overseas has helped your business thrive.