Company categories

Best in Biz Awards offers the following 12 company categories.

Companies are allowed and encouraged to submit entries in multiple categories in all Best in Biz Awards programs.

Entries in the fifth annual Best in Biz Awards 2015 are now being accepted.

01

COMPANY OF THE YEAR

Companies from all industries, regions in the U.S. or Canada, and sizes are eligible.

Winners in this category will be selected in each of the three company-size subcategories:
a. Company of the Year – Small (1-99 employees)
b. Company of the Year – Medium (100-999 employees)
c. Company of the Year – Large (1000 and more employees)

02

START-UP OF THE YEAR

Companies from all industries, regions in the U.S. or Canada, and sizes that began operations since January 1, 2014 are eligible.

03

FASTEST-GROWING COMPANY OF THE YEAR

Companies from all industries, regions in the U.S. or Canada, and sizes are eligible. Demonstrated growth percentages, in the form of revenue growth and/or staff growth percentages required.

Winners in this category will be selected in each of the three company-size subcategories:
a. Fastest-Growing Company of the Year – Small (1-99 employees)
b. Fastest-Growing Company of the Year – Medium (100-999 employees)
c. Fastest-Growing Company of the Year – Large (1000 and more employees)

04

MOST INNOVATIVE COMPANY OF THE YEAR

Companies from all industries, regions in the U.S. or Canada, and sizes are eligible. Demonstrated innovations in terms of patents, inventions, first-to-market developments, company culture and policies, etc. required.

Winners in this category will be selected in each of the three company-size subcategories:
a. Most Innovative Company of the Year – Small (1-99 employees)
b. Most Innovative Company of the Year – Medium (100-999 employees)
c. Most Innovative Company of the Year – Large (1000 and more employees)

05

COMEBACK COMPANY OF THE YEAR

Companies from all industries, regions in the U.S. or Canada, and sizes are eligible. Demonstrated operational or financial improvement required.

06

MOST SOCIALLY OR ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE COMPANY OF THE YEAR

Companies from all industries, regions in the U.S. or Canada, and sizes are eligible. Demonstrated social or environmental responsibility programs and contributions required.

07

MOST CUSTOMER FRIENDLY COMPANY OF THE YEAR

Updated for 2015 awards
Companies from all industries, regions in the U.S. or Canada, and sizes are eligible. Demonstrated customer satisfaction and customer support success rates (e.g. efficient response times and satisfactory resolution of customer concerns) required.

New for 2015, winners in this category will be selected in each of the three company-size subcategories:
a. Most Customer Friendly Company of the Year – Small (1-99 employees)
b. Most Customer Friendly Company of the Year – Medium (100-999 employees)
c. Most Customer Friendly Company of the Year – Large (1000 and more employees)

08

BEST PLACE TO WORK

Updated for 2015 awards

Companies from all industries, regions in the U.S. or Canada, and sizes are eligible. Demonstrated employee satisfaction and employee well-being programs (e.g. flexible work arrangements, mentoring, financial and lifestyle perks) required.

New for 2015, winners in this category will be selected in each of the three company-size subcategories:
a. Best Place to Work – Small (1-99 employees)
b. Best Place to Work – Medium (100-999 employees)
c. Best Place to Work – Large (1000 and more employees)

09

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

Law firms from all regions in the U.S. or Canada, and sizes are eligible.

10

ADVERTISING OR MARKETING AGENCY OF THE YEAR

Advertising, creative, digital marketing and marketing agencies from all regions in the U.S. or Canada, and of all sizes are eligible.

11

PR AGENCY OF THE YEAR

Communications and public relations agencies from all regions in the U.S. or Canada, and of all sizes are eligible.

12

NONPROFIT OR GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR

Nonprofit and government organizations from all industries, regions in the U.S. or Canada, and sizes are eligible.