THE entry deadline has been extended for The Daily Examiner Clarence Valley Business Excellence Awards.
There is now another two weeks, up until July 28, to prepare your entry and take the opportunity to review, reward and boost the repu- tation of your business.
The more people that know about your business, the greater the chance of gaining new customers.
Kent Hermansen from Quickloader Australia, winner of New Business Start Up - up to two years of operation - Award in 2012 made this comment about his experience.
"As we are a home-based business, the awards was a great networking opportunity," he said.
Kent's business was exposed to new people in new ways as a result of entering the Business Excellence Awards.
He was able to raise the profile of his business and now he is selling his Quickloader invention to mining companies in Western Australia.
Entry forms and more information are available at www.valleyexcellence .org.au or by calling Erica Fletcher on 0497 084 374.
Entries must be received by 5pm Friday, July 28. Winners will be announced at the gala presentation dinner on Saturday, September 21, at the Yamba Bowling Club.
Sponsors of the 2013 awards are The Daily Examiner, Mareeba Aged Care, CHESS Employment, Clarence Valley Council, Yamba District Chamber of Commerce, Maclean Chamber of Commerce, North Coast TAFE, NORTEC Employment and Training, 2GF, 104.7 and TLC 100.3FM.