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Recognising resilience: Nominate your SME for the 2024 SME100 Awards Singapore

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Recognising resilience: Nominate your SME for the 2024 SME100 Awards Singapore
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Do you happen to own an SME business or know entrepreneurs in the SME sector? Well, good news for you because the nominations for the 2024 SME100 Awards Singapore are NOW OPEN. So start nominating your business now!


SMEs are the backbone of the Singaporean economy and they have managed to accelerate growth and continue being innovative. The SME100 Awards are to honour these amazing entrepreneurs, businesses, and their massive efforts.


Pioneer of business awards in Singapore since 2019

The SME100 Awards is an annual recognition programme organised by SME Magazine, which focuses on businesses in the SME sector. The award has promoted excellence, best practices, and innovation among SMEs across Southeast Asia since 2009.

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What makes this award special is its portrayal as a forefront of trust and a standard of reliability among business owners. Whether for business ventures or attracting investors and clients in both foreign and domestic markets, the SME100 Awards has become the beacon of attention across all platforms and industries.


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This year, as SME100 Singapore celebrates its 10th year since its inauguration in 2015, the awards continue to adopt one of the most stringent evaluation criteria for all nominees. The five-step process included both qualitative and quantitative analysis, as well as a 100 percent interview requirement with a focus on growth (turnover, profit, and market share) and resilience (best practices, sustainability, and vision).


Baker Tilly Singapore, the Official Auditor of SME100, is tasked with ensuring the credibility of SMEs by adhering to predetermined requirements and guidelines established by the Organiser.


Are you eligible?

It takes a lot to run a small business. The old saying “Rome wasn’t built in a day” applies here too. To succeed in business today, you need to have good planning, flexibility, proper organisational skills, and the list goes on. If your business has reached these marks, don’t miss this opportunity to nominate your SME business!

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To be considered for an SME100 Award, your company must fulfill the following criteria:

A minimum annual turnover of SGD 500,000 or 10 full-time employees for services, primary agriculture, and ICT industries.

A minimum annual turnover of SGD 1,000,000 or 20 full-time employees for manufacturing-related and agro-based industries. 

Can either be a holding company or a subsidiary. If the holding company participates, all subsidiaries will not be eligible.

Must not be listed on any stock exchange or market share.


Unlocking the potential of SMEs

Businesses that are awarded under the SME100 Awards will be able to carry the beacon of inspiration for Singaporeans to forge ahead towards greater heights of achievement.


On top of that, they will also:

Winners will be included in their extensive publicity program, including coverage in magazines (SME magazine, Capital Asia magazine, and many more), press releases, social media platforms, and online.

Participate in cross-border publicity (as the SME100 Awards is also in Singapore, Indonesia, and Vietnam)

Join in Asean networking programs (Trade missions to various parts of Asean countries to boost business opportunities)

Prepare themselves for the road to an IPO.


Do not miss this avenue that allows businesses to evaluate and reflect on their past performances. Plus, it gives SME entrepreneurs a better understanding of what works, what does not, and, more importantly, what more can be done.


Presence in four countries actively

With local editions in Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Indonesia, and more countries coming soon - SME 100 is the only regional award of its kind.


Since its inauguration in 2009, the SME100 Awards has acknowledged over 2000 outstanding SMEs, with many surpassing themselves to reach milestones and secure listings in various countries. These companies have demonstrated that their determination and inspiration have propelled them to achieve significant milestones, establishing themselves as Fast-Moving Companies.  


Please note that nominees are not guaranteed winners. Each eligible nominee is required to be vetted through an audit process. From there the winner will then be selected.


Start nominating your business or your favourite SME business HERE (link: You might just have the opportunity to shine on the big stage!

Piqued your interest yet? For more information, you can visit or browse through their Facebook and YouTube page.

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