Irish Micro Business Awards

Celebrating The Leaders Of Irelands Micro Business Community. The finals will take place in October 2023. We look forward to seeing you there!

Reinvention with Attitude

Has your business had to pivot or reinvent itself? Whether through pandemic or customer needs how have you kept up?

Making Business Better Star

Calling all business support people. Are you the ones who help businesses grow? Maybe you are a lead generator, maybe you offer mentoring and training or maybe you are a virtual PA. If you know who this star is then please do enter them.

Planet Champion/Green Champion

Does your business have a green initiative? Maybe you are reducing your waste packaging, maybe you sell "greener" products. Tell us about it and you may be our Green Champion.

Artists, Artisans & Makers

Calling all creatives. This is where you tell us about you, your creative business, and your future. From knitting to kitting or baking to making ALL aspects of the crafts are included here. Whether a painter or potter, or candle stick maker let us share the news.

Food & Drink Heroes

As a nation we love to talk about food. Now we want to find the finest Micro Food and or Drink Hero in Ireland. This covers everything from growers, to producers, to hamper makers, and everyone in between. So if you make pet food or pasta, cupcakes, or something to wash it down, then this is the category for you.

Young Entrepreneur

Our Young Entrepreneur should be under 35 on 1st January 2021.

Event Expert

Events come in all shapes and sizes. So if you are an event planner, or one of the many aspects that make up a successful event (eg entertainment, hair and makeup, photographer, videographer, Emcee, venue, event wear, printers) this is the category for you. Will you be 2021's Event Expert?

Online Trader

With the growth in Online shopping and continued localised growth in this market we want to find that online trading superstar who shines brightest. Could that be your business?

Start-Up Star

Starting a business is always a challenge. Doing it in a pandemic is just one extra curveball to make life interesting. To qualify as a start-up star your business must have commenced since Jan 1st, 2020.

Giving back - Business With Purpose

Business or community group who gives back to the community. Everything from community conscious businesses, theatre groups, first responders and all types of community service groups who provide an unpaid service in the community. This will also cover all types of holistic therapies.

The Over 50s Club

They say life begins at 40, and experience at 50 so this is to recognise that experience and the wealth of knowledge from our over 50's. No matter what the business, once it is a Micro business being run by anyone over 50, then this is your space. Have you a story to tell?

Digital Genius

What story does your social media tell? Whether Twitter or Ticktok, Facebook or Instagram, does your interactions give a true reflection of your business? Are you the digital genius?

Website Innovator

We have no shortage of outstanding web designers across the country. So this is your chance to thank your designer for their work on YOUR site. Does a visit to your site draw in or scare off? Did your designer go above and beyond? Nominate them now for the title of Website Innovator 2021.

That's Entertainment

This is for all who earn their independent living by bringing joy to an audience, whether virtual, recorded or live. Musicians, writers, actors, illustrators, sound, stage and lighting technicians, publishers, promoters, agents, theatre, and music venues. What have you done to keep Ireland entertained?

People's Choice

From all the finalists chosen by our judges a public vote will decide who the People's Choice of Micro Business is.

Closing Date for all category nominations (with the exception of People's Choice) is 30th January 2023.

Definition of a Micro Business - The definition of a micro-entity is a business that meets at least two of the following conditions:

Turnover must be not more than €700,000 The balance sheet total must be not more than €350,000
The average number of employees must be not more than 10


What are the judges looking for?

  • Visual Impact
  • Ease of use
  • Value of content
  • Ease of access to product or service
  • USP

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