ConnectNigeria Top 100 Business SME 2019; create account/login to nominate now! Have you heard about ConnectNigeria? The Top 100 Business initiative (Nigeria’s No. 1 SME online search portal)
The top 100 Emerging SMEs, brought to you by ConnectNigeria. The Top 100 Business is an initiative powered by ConnectNigeria (Nigeria’s No. 1 SME online search portal). It is aimed at recognizing and celebrating the achievements of Emerging SME businesses powering the growth of the Nigerian economy.
Here I will show you the criteria for successful Nomination and eligibility, aim and objective of ConnectNigeria Top 100 Business SME 2019 and portal for registration.
This annual recognition is expected to present as its final product an unbiased and authentic list of Top 100 businesses in Nigeria with particular focus on the start-ups, and growing businesses based on extensive research of 28 key industries segments.
Aims and objectives for ConnectNigeria Top 100 Business SME 2019
This initiative has as its objectives the following:
- To identify and celebrate the contributions of Nigerian SMEs making giant strides in their respective Business segments.
- To serve as an opportunity for SMEs and Emerging Business to reevaluate their business processes and models in other to better position themselves to compete favorably both locally and internationally.
- Enhanced visibility for already existing members of the Connect Nigeria SME Business Portal.
The project has as its goal to receive over 100,000 business entries for nominations and have over 1,000,000 Nigerians Vote for their preferred business and talk about the campaign and product a report of the Top 100 Businesses in Nigeria.
Eligibility for ConnectNigeria Top 100 Business SME 2019
The Award of the Top 100 Businesses is open to all Nigerian start-ups and Emerging SMEs (Businesses owned by Nigerians and operated in Nigeria). Only SMEs and businesses listed on the ConnectNigeria online portal will be eligible to participate.
Criteria for ConnectNigeria Top 100 Business SME 2019
STEP 1 : Nomination
A Business can be nominated by one or more users.
The more times a Business is nominated by different users, the better the chances of the Business getting profiled and progressing to the next stage.
The Top 10 most nominated Businesses in each category, that meet the criteria, will proceed to the Voting stage.
STEP 2 : Voting
The Top 10 most nominated businesses from each of the 28 categories will be published on the website making a total of 280 Businesses in all, screened and approved for the voting stage.
Users can only vote for a Business once.
All of the Businesses in a said category can be considered for the Top 100 if they all meet the above stated requirements.
STEP 3 : Sorting
Put out a list of 15 businesses from the 28 categories – which amounts to 420 businesses.
These are the businesses that Pre-qualify by meeting the specified criteria for the event.
They will be published on Connect Nigeria site, their logos will be put up on the home page.
A link to vote will be set up for them.
Banners will be shared for them to promote the campaign.
STEP 4 : Panel Session
They will work with the comprehensive profile of the Businesses submitted to them by the Research partners, based on the nominations and voting process.
They will collate and filter the best 100 out of the 280 business.
The Panelists include: Sawobona, British council, Union Bank, Connect Nigeria, SMEDAN, Key business Players amongst others.
Register/login via https://www.connectnigeria.com/top100/2019/criteria/