Now in its sixth year, Best in Biz Awards honors companies, teams, executives and products for their business success in the current and previous year. Best in Biz Awards is unique, as it is the only business awards program judged by an independent judging panel comprised of a wide array of members of the press and industry analysts. Previous judges in the North American program hail from publications such as Businessweek, Fast Company, Financial Times, Fortune, Network World, Orange County Register, Reuters, San Francisco Chronicle and USA Today and winners include well-recognized brands such as 1-800-Flowers, Boyd Gaming, Citrix, Dell, Dyson, Eastman, Epson, Experian, Hilton, HP, LifeLock, National Association of Realtors, Safelite, Sandisk, StubHub, Symantec, UnitedHealthcare and YMCA, as well as many of the most innovative start-ups and up-and-coming companies from U.S. and Canada.
Submissions consist of three recommended parts and focus on summary of achievements and successes during the eligibility period (2015-2016), supporting hyperlinks and a short biography of the nominee. We have found that this simple, but meaningful submission process is intuitive, and gives the high-profile judges a great window into the relevant business successes of each of the award entrants, ensuring that all of our participants compete on the merits and on an equal basis.
Best in Biz Awards is unique as it is the only independent business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts. Each year, Best in Biz Awards assembles a top-notch judging panel to review and score all awards submissions. Having researched and covered countless successful companies, products, and dynamic business personalities, the judges are well positioned to objectively evaluate the entry pool to determine the top companies, teams, executives and products from among the submissions. However, what truly sets Best in Biz Awards apart, is that instead of being members of one editorial team of one particular publication, our judges hail from a wide variety of publications from Associated Press to Wall Street Journal. We believe that this way, the panel is more independent and the scores and eventual results more objective.
This year’s judging panel included 50 judges from such well-recognized publications as Associated Press, Consumer Affairs, Entrepreneur, Forbes, Inc. and Wall Street Journal; many top local newspapers and business journals such as Atlanta Tribune, Portland Business Journal and South Florida Business Journal; and such widely read vertical outlets as AdWeek, CNET, Computerworld, eWeek, Information Week, InfoWorld, Investment Advisor Magazine, MediaPost, Network World, Wired and ZDNet.
Past winners span the spectrum, from up-and-coming businesses innovating in the marketplace, to blue-chip companies that form the bedrock of the world economy.
Best in Biz Awards 2016 winners include: Actiontec, Aflac, AFN Logistics, Agilis Systems, American Craft Council, AppFolio, Benefitfocus, Braeburn Pharmaceuticals, Broadview Networks, Bruce Power, Califia Farms, CallidusCloud, CareerBuilder, Cedar Electronics, Chacka Marketing, Citrix, ClearSlide, Collabera, The Company of Others, Creative Lodging Solutions, CSE Insurance, Curriculum Associates, CyraCom International, DataCore, Deloitte, EMKAY, Epicor, Fattmerchant, Financial Finesse, Fleetmatics, Four Kitchens, Gensuite, Globoforce, Grasshopper, H2O+ Beauty, HZO, Incisive, Intacct, Invoice2go, IonTuition, Jazz, Jive, Kuna, LabRoots, LeadMD, LifeLock, Lucid Software, Makers Nutrition, Mohu, Novus Global Solutions, O.C. Tanner, OnProcess Technology, Optymyze, Other World Computing, P.F. Chang’s, Prosight Specialty Insurance, Proven Business Systems, PURE Insurance, Quest Diagnostics, Relationship One, Revana, Rimini Street, Scrub Daddy, Securonix, Signifyd, Sonus Networks, StrategyBlocks, SYSPRO, T-Mobile, Tata Consultancy Services, Toast, TransUnion, Untangle, USANA, Veritas Technologies, Visit California, Waste Management, WebPT, Webroot, Wells Fargo, WhatBox and Zoro.
2015 winners included Aflac, AT&T, BlackBerry, CA Technologies, Citrix, Discovery Education, Microsoft, PayPal, Safelite, Toshiba and UnitedHealthcare. 2014 winners included: AT&T, BlackBerry, Burger King, Citrix, Dell, Guitar Center, MetLife, PayPal, Toshiba, UnitedHealthcare and Vonage. Read more about 2013 winners, 2012 winners and 2011 winners.
Winners receive the following benefits: (1) are featured in a nationally distributed press release; (2) are featured on the Best in Biz Awards website, including logos and links to the gold and silver winners’ sites; (3) receive winner logos that can be used on company websites and in other marketing and promotional materials; (4) gold winners receive complimentary customized trophies, with a stunning new design introduced for the 2014 awards program; (5) their news items, including press releases, blog posts, award page entries and articles, are featured on the winners’ news page; and (6) winners’ quotes might also be featured throughout the Best in Biz Awards website. Read more about the benefits of winning.
|Best in Biz Awards 2016 entry kit is still available for download. 2017 entry kit will be available in May 2017. To sign up to receive it once it is available, please enter your email address in the brief form.
The entry kit included 18 pages of useful information about all 60 categories, as well as the submission process, deadlines, fees, frequently asked questions, and past judges and winners in Best in Biz Awards programs.