Excellence in Micro Business (less than 5 employees)

The Excellence in Micro Business Award recognises a local business that has effectively driven growth in revenue, size of team and/or operational growth. Entrants will need to demonstrate the specific strategies they implemented to enable them to achieve success and/or resilience.


Entrants must demonstrate their achievements over the past 12 months in relation to the key areas of business excellence. Entry is open to businesses that have been trading for at least 24 months and have less than 5 employees as of the closing date of 13 June 2024.

Award eligibility check box

  • This business has been trading for a continuous period of two years or more and is not bankrupt or trading insolvent at the time of entry.
  • This business has less than 5 employees on the payroll in Australia at the time of entry.
  • This business has not entered the categories of Outstanding Community Organisation, Outstanding Start-up, Excellence in Small Business or Excellence in Business.
  • A representative of this business has not been a judge in this category in 2023.
  • A representative of this business is not a judge in the 2024 Business Awards program.


  1. Detail what your business goals and key milestones were for the previous 12 months and how you achieved all or part of them. Maximum word count: 300
  2. Provide an overview of the key features of your business plan including goals, innovations, strategies, projected outcomes for the future. Maximum word count: 400
  3. Describe why your product or service offering is unique within your industry and how it differentiates your business from its competitors. Maximum word count: 400
  4. Demonstrate how your business contributes to the local economy in your region. Maximum word count: 400
  5. Outline the key challenges your business has faced over the past 12 months and explain how you have managed the impact of these challenges on your workforce and external stakeholders, as well as the impact they have had on your strategic direction. Maximum word count: 400