Business awards endorse your business. When a customer is interested in buying something they generally do research before they decide to make the purchase. This research can include a Google search about the product / service, reading reviews, or asking a mate for recommendations. As a café or take away your customers will listen to online reviews, word of mouth, and other endorsements, such as competitions and small business awards, to help them decide if they should buy your baked goods.

We’ve gathered this list of national and state small business awards you can participate in, you can also ask your local Chamber of Commerce for awards that are local to your area.