The Stevie Awards has opened entries for The 17th Annual International Business Awards, the world’s premier awards competition, which attracts nominations from organisations in more than 70 nations and territories each year.

All individuals and organisations worldwide public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small, may submit nominations to The International Business Awards. The early-bird entry deadline, with reduced entry fees, is 8 April. The final entry deadline is 13 May. The awards recognise achievement in every facet of the worldplace, with categories including Management Awards, Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, Company of the Year Awards, Customer Service Awards, Human Resources Awards, Information TEchnology Awards, Marketing Awards, New Product Awards, Public Relations Awards, and Web Site and other media awards.

This year, the awards have many new and revised features. The submission requirements have been simplified for many of the categories and there are no entry fees for nominations in many categories, including Company of the Year. Nine new categories have been introduced to recognise singular business achievements in areas such as business, finance, revenue generation, and science and technology, among others. Entries for the 17th Annual International Business Awards may be submitted as a written essay or a five-minute maximum video essay.

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