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2016 Application Form-SBC's Sustainable Small Business Award


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2016 Application Form-SBC's Sustainable Small Business Award (Revenue between $100,000-$1 Million Dollars)
Welcome to SBC's Sustainable Small Business Award entry page. This is your opportunity to receive recognition and publicity for your sustainable product or service. This is also your opportunity to enter the premiere Southern California Sustainable Business Award Competition. These are the 2016 Award Recipient PrizesPlease fill out the below application form for online submitting along with providing application fee in order to be considered as a candidate for SBC's Sustainable Small Business Award. The application deadline is April 1, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. PST. The fee to process the application is $60.

SBC's Sustainable Small Business Award (Revenue between $100,000-$1 Million Dollars)
Presented to the small business with revenue between $100,000-$1 Million dollars located in Southern California or having a regional headquarters in Southern California receives the highest score from our panel or judges for its product or service that is sustainably focused and has resulted in the reduction of ecological impact. 

Who is eligible to apply for SBC’s Sustainable Small Business Award?
Any small business with revenue between $100,000-$1 Million Dollars in Southern California or having a regional headquarters in Southern California that has a product or service that is sustainably focused and has resulted in the reduction of ecological impact. The person filling out the application is required to be an employee, officer, or board member and or have a share in the ownership of the business.

Where should SBC’s Sustainable Small Business Award applications be sent?
SBC’s Sustainable Small Business Award applications should be submitted via the online Application Form below.

What is the deadline for applications?
The application deadline is April 1, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. PST. 

What must the application for SBC’s Sustainable Small Business Award contain?
1) Filled out online Application Form.
2) Submitted Pitch Essay via the online Application Form.
3) Paid online as part of the Application Form the $60 processing fee.

What is the judging and criteria for selecting the recipient of SBC’s Sustainable Small Business Award?
The judging will be performed by a panel comprised of sustainable business leaders. 

The judging panel will award points to the candidate businesses based on the businesses written submission. The written submission for this award is referred to by the title, “Pitch Essay.” The Pitch Essay will be evaluated by each entry’s product or service demonstrated commitment to the following evaluation categories:
•    Sustainable Benefit of Product or Service
•    Commitment to Hire Sustainable Vendors
•    Socially Responsible Practices With Developing the Product or Service
•    Community Outreach
•    And Financial Viability.

An additional ten points will be awarded to each applicant that is a SBC Member. You can find information regarding the benefits of SBC Membership, the different SBC Membership options and how to join by visiting Why SBC Membership.

A scale between 1-100 will be given for each of the above evaluation categories by the judges, with 1 being the least value and 100 the highest value. The scores will be tallied and certified by an independent accounting agency. The top 20 highest scoring candidates will be notified via e-mail on April 2nd. The winning candidate will be announced during the Fifth Annual SBC Industry Achievement Awards Ceremony on April 19th between 8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. and be presented with SBC’s Giving Tree Award. All candidates are encouraged to attend and if they cannot attend it is highly recommended that the candidate send someone representing your venture to accept the SBC Giving Tree Award Trophy during the award's ceremony.

About the Pitch Essay:
Candidates are asked to provide a 500 word or less Pitch Essay regarding how your product or service is sustainably focused and has resulted in the reduction of ecological impact. Be as specific as possible incorporating into your essay the evaluation categories of:
Sustainable Benefit of Product or Service
Commitment to Hire Sustainable Vendors
Socially Responsible Practices with Developing the Product or Service
Community Outreach
And Financial Viability. 

The use of numerical examples is encouraged whenever possible to quantify your essay.

Reminder Checklist for SBC’s Sustainable Small Business Award applicants:
1) Filled out online Application Form
2) Submitted Pitch Essay via the online Application Form
3) Paid online as part of the Application Form the $60 processing fee.


For additional details regarding your application, please refer to the 2016 Guidelines.

Please be sure you have filled out the below online Application-SBC's Sustainable Small Business Award (Revenue between $100,000-$1 Million.) Thank you.