About Best in Biz Awards

Since 2011, Best in Biz Awards has been the only business awards program judged by independent panels of prominent writers and editors from top-tier publications.

From Associated Press to Yahoo Tech’s David Pogue – and including Businessweek, CNET, Consumer Affairs, Fast Company, Financial Times, Inc., Forbes, Fortune, Network World, PC Magazine, Reuters, San Francisco Chronicle, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Wired and more – Best in Biz Awards each year is judged by a who’s who of prominent reporters and editors from the most respected publications.

From Aflac to Zappos, past winners in Best in Biz Awards span the spectrum, from blue-chip companies that form the bedrock of the world economy through mom-and-pop shops and Shark Tank sensations to some of today’s most innovative start-ups. Other notable winners over the years have included: 1-800-Flowers, ADP, Aflac, AT&T, Best Western, Boyd Gaming, Citrix, Dell, Dyson, Eastman, Epson, Ernst & Young, Experian, GoDaddy, Hilton, HP, LifeLock, Microsoft, National Association of Realtors, Planet Fitness, Safelite, Sandisk, Santander Bank, Sheraton, StubHub, Symantec, UnitedHealthcare, Wells Fargo, YMCA, and more.

Best in Biz Awards is held annually in two separate, geography-based programs: (1) a North American program, covering the U.S. and Canada; and (2) an International program, open to all companies anywhere in the world.

What sets Best in Biz Awards apart?

Best in Biz Awards is unique as it is the only independent business awards program judged by prominent members of the press. Each year, Best in Biz Awards assembles a top-notch judging panel to review and score all awards submissions. Having researched and covered countless successful companies, products, and dynamic business personalities, the judges are well positioned to objectively evaluate the entry pool to determine the top submissions. However, what truly sets Best in Biz Awards apart, is that instead of being members of one editorial team of one particular publication, our judges hail from a wide variety of top-tier publications. We believe that structured this way, the panel is even more independent and the scores and eventual results even more objective.

Why was Best in Biz Awards founded?

Among numerous business awards programs, we felt something was missing. Sure, there are prestigious awards judged by business professionals – but are you and I really the best to judge companies? Sure, there are prestigious programs judged by reporters – but they always hail from a single publication only. What we felt was missing was a program that combined the unique expertise of the press – but collected that expertise from across a wide variety of top-tier publications. That unmatched objectivity of the press, combined with the wide variety of publications, seniority levels, industries, specialties, etc., gives Best in Biz Awards its unique edge.

How is Best in Biz Awards independent?

Best in Biz Awards takes the inherent objectivity and impartiality of our press judges one step further and does not accept any outside sponsorship or advertising.