How to Enter


Our awards are open to all small businesses or organisations who:

  • are based within the City of Stirling region; or
  • conduct significant business within the City of Stirling region

Eligible small businesses are required to complete our online entry form to enter the 2021 Small Business Awards.

All nominations must be in accordance with our guidelines and must be submitted online by the closing date. All nominations will be assessed by our independent panel of expert Award Judges.


To be eligible for the awards your business or organisation must:

  • Have a current ABN
  • Have been operating for at least 12 months
  • Have less than 50 FTE staff
  • Not be publicly listed
  • Not be a government agency
  • Give consent to being profiled in the media


Further eligibility criteria applies for our individual Award Categories:

  • To be eligible for the SBA Ambassador Award you must be a financial member during the Awards period (7 June to 20 August 2021)
  • To be eligible for the Mayor’s Visionary Award you must be a Stirling based business.
  • To be eligible for the Emerging Business Award you must have traded for a minimum of 12 months and maximum of 2 years.


Mentoring Session

All nominees who enter Stirling Small Business Awards will have the opportunity to participate in an optional 60 minute mentoring session with a member from our panel of professional mentors.

The session is valued at $350. A booking link will be provided once your nomination has been received.

Mentoring sessions will take place from 12 – 19 August 2021.

I was fortunate to be the recipient of the 2019 Innovation Seeker Award. The application process was very straightforward and while there were some searching questions to answer, it really helped me to focus on the reasons why I had embarked on this journey.

Like many small business owners, it can be pretty lonely trying to bring your ideas to fruition. For me, the biggest benefit was to gain some corroboration that I was on the right path, which gave me the confidence to push on. I am indebted to the Stirling Business Association for their support and recognition. I cannot recommend the Awards highly enough.

Ian von Berg Wealthguide Australia - Innovation Seeker 2019 May 25, 2021

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