How to Win a Business Award

Win a Business Award Guide at Work.comThese days I do a lot of writing, and recently I tried my hand at writing a Guide over at, where I am a “ Expert.” The subject of my first Guide is: How to Win a Business Award.

From my experiences serving as a judge of small business awards, I’ve learned a lot about that topic from the inside out. Not much is written on the Web about how to apply for and win business awards. So I felt the subject matter could be especially helpful for all of you who might one day apply for an award.

A Guide at is a highly structured type of article. When you are composing a Guide online, you must complete certain required sections.

I like the format a lot. As a writer, it forces you to be succinct and get to the point with actionable advice. As a reader, it is designed for easy Web reading. You can quickly glean what you need from the article. is one of the new breed of sites that encourages outbound linking, too. When you write a Guide, you are prompted to list third-party websites where the reader can find out more. It also prompts you to list helpful blogs.

If you feel you have expertise to share, go over to, set up a profile, and then write a Guide of your own. It’s also a good way for you to get some online visibility to showcase your knowledge of a particular subject. It costs nothing — just some of your time.

Anita Campbell Anita Campbell is the Founder, CEO and Publisher of Small Business Trends and has been following trends in small businesses since 2003. She is the owner of BizSugar, a social media site for small businesses.