Competition: Best Small Business Blog

Mon 3 Feb 2014

After a month of voting our competition closed at 5pm 28/2/14 and what a contest it was! With a handful votes separating 1st and 2nd place for the last few hours it was a nail biting finish that was too close to call until the last minute.

In the end  Scheme to a Dream triumphed pipping Jason King Consultancy at the post with 487 votes to 482. Congratulations to Scheme to a Dream and commiserations to Jason King Consultancy who led a dedicated campaign!

Scheme to a Dream are officially the Accounts and Legal Best Small Business Blog and walk away with the title, a year of free accounting and £1000 cash!!

Blogging is the new marketing and while it’s being embraced by businesses nationwide only a select few get it right and our contest brought them all together under one roof. Thank you to all of our worthy contestants!


Competition Ended - Top 3 Entries

Scheme to a Dream Entertainment Ltd

Founded in January 2013, we have established a base in the East End of Glasgow facilitating a recording studio and creative space for our team. Our aim is to provide an all-round media service for rappers, singers & vocalists.

We offer affordable recording studio packages, music & video production, distribution, graphic design and promotional services. Scheme to a Dream Entertainment started as a youth project by founder Gavin Livingston, we searched the city for the best upcoming Urban music talent within deprived areas of local schemes and communities. Music artists recorded their song(s) for a collaboration album that was featured on iTunes. During their journey, the artists appeared on live radio, performed at the album launch and featured in a short documentary, which focused on the struggles of an upcoming music artist in Scotland.

After completing the project, we successfully proved there was a sustainable niche in the market that was untapped so we decided to launch our own corporate brand and 'Scheme to a Dream' ethos.

STAD's goal is to become Scotland’s leading media hub for aspiring rappers, singers, songwriters and producers.

 487 votes 

Jason King Consultancy

Jason King Consultancy helps Small Business by providing support on Social Media and Marketing. We offer: Social Media Management, Consultancy & Training SEO & Content Marketing Market Research Social Media & Marketing can be confusing for small businesses and we aim to help increase sales, attract new customers and boost search engine rankings.

 482 votes 

Cappuccino Ads

Cappuccino ads print advertising on environmentally friendly takeaway coffee cups and distribute them to over 300 independent coffee shops throughout Scotland (and moving into England over 2014). The advertiser gets their brand in the hands of their targeted demographic, coffee shops get free cups which cuts out one of their biggest costs, and use completely biodegradable products which is great for the environment. It's win-win-win!

 263 votes 


Rules:

  1. Entries accepted until midday Friday 31st January 2014.
  2. Winner will be chosen by public vote submitted via the Accounts and Legal website.
  3. Voting will close at midday 28th February 2014 with the winner announced as soon as possible thereafter.
  4. To be eligible, businesses must be UK based with annual turnover of less than £2m and fewer than 50 employees. Proof of eligibility may be required.
  5. Businesses in any industry may apply with the exception of those providing accounting services.
  6. Cash prize and year’s free accounting will be awarded together and cannot be split or assigned.
  7. "Free accounting" includes preparation of the statutory accounts, corporation tax calculations, preparation of the quarterly VAT returns and preparation of Directors’ tax returns in each case for a full financial year. Although we are providing these services without charge, our other standard terms and conditions will apply to the engagement.
  8. Entrants and employees of the business cannot vote for their own entry. All votes will be validated by email.
  9. In the event of suspected voting irregularity or for any other reason, entrants may be disqualified at the discretion of the directors of Accounts and Legal Consultants Ltd.
  10. By entering the competition, you agree to allow Accounts and Legal to publicise your entry and use your logo in connection with the competition.
  11. Accounts and Legal cannot be held responsible for any technical issues preventing or impeding the voting or entry process.
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