SMALL business still have a chance to start 2013 in award-winning style.

The entry deadline for FSB Streamline UK Business Awards, which aim to promote and celebrate innovation and success in small businesses across the UK, has been extended until January 9.

Area finalists will to go through to a national final in April 2013.

Businesses across the North West are being invited to nominate themselves in four categories: • Business Innovation • Online Business of the Year • Micro Business of the Year • Young Entrepreneur of the Year Four. One of the four finalists will also be selected as an Area winner and receive a cash prize of £500.

The area winner along with the three remaining category finalists will automatically be entered into the national final for their category. A prize fund in each category of over £5000 is being offered, with a further £5000 available to the best overall business chosen by judges from the winners of all the other categories – making their prize worth more than £10,000.

The Business Innovation and Online Business of the Year awards are open to any UK registered businesses employing 250 people or less, whilst the Micro Business of the Year is open to any business that employs 10 employees or less. The Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award is open to anyone aged 30 or under on 9th January 2012. Full details of the entry criteria and how to enter are available at