Perks are excited to announce that after the overwhelming success of the Perks Business Boost Awards last year, where we received close on 200 registrations, we are running the Awards again this year with entries now open.  

Last year the Awards were brought to life at a time when South Australia’s start-up business rate was recorded as the lowest nationally, and our unemployment rate was the highest nationally. The Awards specifically support entrepreneurial South Australians in bringing their business ideas to life and present the opportunity for two South Australian businesses to access/win $35,000 worth of vital business services and mentoring across two categories.

Start-Up Business Advice entries will be open for entrepreneurs and young businesses who have been in operation 1 month to 3 years and are looking for support to bring their idea to life, and get their young business up and running strongly from the start. The aim of this award is to encourage and support entrepreneurial flair.

Business Growth entries will be suited to those who have been in business for three or more years. This award is aimed at business owners who need assistance with their young business to reach the next level of growth.

If you, or anyone you know, would benefit from winning these amazing prizes, then don’t hesitate to enter, or share the opportunity! For full details on how to enter, including terms and conditions, please visit our website at

We will be running a Q & A session for entrants on Tuesday 25th July. This is an opportunity to gain clarity on entry requirements, to meet some of the judges on the panel and to network with fellow South Australian start-ups and entrepreneurs. We are also absolutely thrilled to share that Adelady will be joining us as our guest speakers for the evening! They will share how their Adelaide-based start-up grew from receiving their first $100 cheque, to the amazing success story it is today. Click here to register.

Entries for the competition close at midnight on Monday 28th August 2017.

If you have any questions about the 2017 Perks Business Boost Awards program please don’t hesitate to contact Finola Dwyer on 8273 9300 or