LONDON, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Kalixa Pro, the small business mPOS solution, today launched its Spirit of Small Business Awards. The awards are designed to celebrate and recognise the very best entrepreneurs, small businesses and sole traders in Britain and strengthen Kalixa Pro's commitment to support the ambitions and growth of Britain's best small business talent.
Are you a mobile beauty therapist looking to expand your business this year? Or perhaps your family run cafe could do with a cash injection? You may be a self-employed accountant, nursery owner, market trader or taxi driver, or have you just taken the first steps to fulfilling a lifelong dream of becoming your own boss? Whatever your small business story, Kalixa Pro want to hear from you!
The panel of judges, including Michelle Mone OBE, one of the UK's most successful female entrepreneurs and owner of international lingerie brand, Ultimo, will reward eleven exceptional small businesses across the country. Each of the category winners will be given a cash injection of £1,000 and a business support package including bespoke corporate photography, website build or optimisation, and a money can't buy mentoring session with Michelle.
Each of the eleven winners will then be in with a chance of scooping the overall Outstanding Small Business of the Year Award which comes with a grand prize of £10,000.
Colin Swain, Global Head of Product at Kalixa, said: "It's been a tough few years for small businesses but despite all the challenges they face, small businesses and entrepreneurs continue to prove themselves to be the backbone of Britain and a vital part of our economy."
Michelle Mone OBE, entrepreneur and Spirit of Small Business Awards judge said: "If you are a small business owner or sole trader struggling to achieve a healthy cash flow, you are not alone - as an entrepreneur myself there are very few issues I haven't faced and I know that it's not always easy! I'm proud to support Kalixa Pro and the Spirit of Small Business Awards which help and recognise those businesses that are going the extra mile - whether that's through amazing ideas and entrepreneurship, ensuring customer retention and year on year growth or simply launching a fantastic business idea or concept."
The categories for the 2014 awards are:
Best Female Entrepreneur
Best Male Entrepreneur
Best Young Entrepreneur
Best Sole Trader
Best Small Business - South East
Best Small Business - South West
Best Small Business - Midlands
Best Small Business - North West
Best Small Business - North East
Best Small Business - Wales
Best Small Business - Scotland
Outstanding Small Business of the Year
To enter, visit: http://awards.kalixa.com
SOURCE Kalixa Pro