PickYourself UK
Pick Yourself UK Small Business Entrepreneur of the Year awards and platform for self-starters in the UK
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Small Business Award for entrepreneurs in the UK

Don't wait to get picked, pick yourself.

 

Supporting Small Business Entrepreneurs Since 2016

Pick Yourself supports small business entrepreneurs in the UK by providing a platform to share #selfstarterstories.

Each published story qualifies for the PickYourself UK Small Business Entrepreneur of the year award, voted for by the public. 

Entries close on the 31 October 2018, voting takes place from 1 November 2018, and closes on 30 November 2018 at midnight. The 2018 Winner will be announced on the Pick Yourself UK website on Saturday, 1 December 2018 at 7pm GMT.

 
 
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The Pick Yourself Manifesto


The Pick Yourself UK #SelfStarterStories and Award are inspired by the Pick Yourself Manifesto written by Seth Godin. The manifesto is a message to everyone and promotes the idea that changing your mindset can change your life and the lives of others. Pick Yourself to start a business, a not-for-profit, or a community project, rather than waiting for permission to do so.

Every person's circumstances will vary, but starting with purpose and intention, even while being employed, or having children, or working on other projects, empowers you to take charge of your present, and your future. The timing will never be ideal, the conditions will never be perfect, but the only permission you need to get started, is your own. Start today.

IT’S A CULTURAL INSTINCT TO WAIT TO GET PICKED. TO SEEK OUT THE PERMISSION AND AUTHORITY. ONCE YOU UNDERSTAND THAT THERE ARE PROBLEMS JUST WAITING TO BE SOLVED, ONCE YOU REALISE THAT YOU HAVE ALL THE TOOLS AND ALL THE PERMISSION YOU NEED, THEN OPPORTUNITIES TO CONTRIBUTE ABOUND.

DON’T WAIT TO GET PICKED. 

PICK YOURSELF.
— Seth Godin
 

The Award


The Pick Yourself UK Small Business Entrepreneur of the Year award is voted for by the public and is completely impartial. It is an annual award that recognises the individual that has taken the initiative and displayed the drive to accomplish their own entrepreneurial or charitable goals, and to create opportunities for themselves and their community by doing so.

Award entries are open to anyone with a business that is based in the UK and that has less than 3 full-time employees, thereby giving Small Business Entrepreneurs the platform to share their story, promote their business, and inspire, educate and lead countless others to picking themselves too.

The winner of the Pick Yourself Small Business Entrepreneur 2017 was John White, Founder of We Run Coaching with well over 7000 votes.

Read John White's #SelfStarterStory here.

 
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2017 Winner

John White, Founder of We Run Coaching

 

The Prizes


The winner of the Pick Yourself UK Small Business Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 will win a professional photography session worth £1000, a promotional video showcasing their business worth £1000 and a beautifully engraved trophy.

 

2017 Prize Winner - We Run Coaching

 

Apply


To qualify for the 2018 Pick Yourself Small Business Entrepreneur of the Year award, please read the entry criteria and submit your #SelfStarterStory

Entries close on the 31 October 2018, voting takes place from 1 November 2018, and closes on 30 November 2018 at midnight. The 2018 Winner will be announced on the Pick Yourself UK website on Saturday, 1 December 2018 at 7pm GMT.

 
 

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