Westpac Northland Business Excellence Awards

Emerging Business

Who can enter The Orchard Best Emerging Business category?
This category is open to businesses that have been operating for less than two years as at the entry deadline date of Tuesday 31st July 2018, but have completed at least one year’s trading prior to date of entry. Judges will have the final say on whether an entrant fits into this category.

What are the judges looking for in this category?
The judges are seeking to recognise an emerging business that has a clear understanding of its competencies and its objectives, which has planned and is on track for achievable success.

Evaluation Criteria:

  • Significant achievements in developing the business
  • Appreciation of skills required to operate a business including effective cash flow management and capital structures
  • A sound knowledge of their business and market/s
  • Demonstration of forward thinking/planning for long-term sustainability including business/marketing planning
  • Risks taken and how they were managed
  • Demonstration of effective systems and processes
  • Proactive approach in seeking advice and/or funding

 

About The Orchard

Welcome to The Orchard. The Orchard is a collaborative business and event space for the growing community of entrepreneurs, start-ups and already established business professionals in Northland. It offers all the facilities of a premium office fit-out, a creative environment and a thriving community of like minds.

The Orchard also has the massive advantage of direct access to expert business advice, tools and professional support networks all under one roof.

 

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