It’s the digital era, nowadays, you can search and buy stuffs online with ease it saves you time money and effort. Most business platform uses technology to enforce their business feeding and reaching out to their customers.
PLDT SME nations and Smart Enterprise has come up with an idea in recognizing new breeds of Filipino entrepreneurs with the use of “The Boss Awards”. The Boss Awards is a social media crowd sourcing search for the new generation of entrepreneurs who are harnessing digital tools to grow their business. Entrepreneurs that are known for spearheading a revolutionary change in business platforms through their use of technology.
“For years now, PLDT SME Nation has been known for our MVP Bossing Awards which celebrate Filipino Smart Enterprise, Rappler, The Boss Awards, entrepreneurs, The Bozz Awards, Kat Luna-Abelarde, #BeTheBoss, business, titans whose stories of success embody perseverance and continuous innovation. They are the industry icons start-up entrepreneurs look up to,” PLDT First Vice President and Head of SME Business Kat Luna-Abelarde explained. “The Bozz Awards is all about the new breed of entrepreneurs, who are just as persevering and innovative, albeit faced with a different set of challenges and opportunities in this digital age of doing business.”
In partnership with Rappler, (one of the pioneer news websites in the Philippines that also actively uses social media sites for news distribution) that will house the main site for the Boss awards, and will facilitate the crowd sourcing aspect of the campaign which will carry the online handle #BeTheBoss that will open on August 10,2015.
How to qualify for the Boss Awards:
- Must be 45 years old and below
- Business must be operational for at least 2 years
- Based in the Philippines
How to nominate?
- Go to Rappler.com/BeTheBoss and fill out the nomination form.
- Tweet-pitch; Tweet a 140-character nomination or a short video using the hash tag #BeTheBoss.
A shortlist of 15 nominees will be chosen by a panel of judges with three each under five categories – The Boss for Mobile Readiness, The Boss for E-commerce, The Boss for Social Media, The Boss for Customer Service, and The Boss for Social Responsibility and Entrepreneurship.
The public will then have a chance to cast their votes and these votes, together with the results of the panel deliberation, will determine the final five Bozz Awardees (one from each category). The finalist will be honored in a grand celebration and post-awards culmination party to mark the end of the first ever run of the Bozz Awards.
The first batch of Bozz awardees will each receive a full-powered Smart Enterprise Biz Kit which consists of business-enhancing tools and gadgets, including year-long data subscription, to help keep them always connected to their customers and updated with their operations, even while on the go.
As a fitting tribute to game-changing entrepreneurs who are leading the digital revolution in business, the final five Bozzawardees will also be given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the world’s melting pot of technology via an exclusive Silicon Valley tour.
Visit rappler.com/betheboss to know more information on how to #BeTheBoss
By: McDennis Macahilo
Ian Bacungan of The Rogue Writer, Jaja Ramirez and McDennis Macahilo at the #BeTheBoss Media Conference