New Business of the Year

Halifax Chamber Halifax Business Awards | Halifax Chamber of Commerce


In business for less than 2 years.


Nominees submit only once for the 2024 Halifax Business Awards (with one exception: Business Leader nominees may also apply in one other category for their organization). If you are nominated in multiple categories, choose the one that most applies.

If you are nominated multiple times in the same category, you only need to complete one submission.

Eligibility Requirements´╗┐

  1. Nominees must have an active business located or operating in HRM. The majority of the business must have provincial ownership and headquarters must be located provincially.
  2. Nominees must have been in business less than two years as of August 31 last year.
  3. Nominees cannot be an expansion of an existing business, name change or new location of an existing organization.
  4. Please note: Not for Profits/Crown Corporations/100% Government Funded Organizations are not eligible for this category.
Criterion Weight
Tell us about your organization. Help us understand who you are and what you do. 16.7%
What inspired you to open a business and, in particular, this business? 16.7%
How have you achieved early successes in your business? What obstacles have you overcome and how did you get past them? 16.7%
What is the most important lesson that you have learned in the past year and how does it apply to your business? 16.7%
How are you a part of/contributing to the Halifax business community? How are you making it stronger? 16.7%
What is your organization doing to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace? 16.7%