MyMoney, a online financial services business enabling self directed investors take control of their investments with the refunding of commissions on superannuation, term deposits and managed funds, has scored a place in the Top 100 Coolest Companies in Australia and Highly Commendable in the Micro Business category of Anthill Magazine’s 2014 Annual Cool Company Awards, a national program developed in 2006 to recognise Australian companies that are doing things differently to bring about positive change.
Judging takes into account far more than mere business variables, such as revenue and wealth. There are over 800,000 micro-businesses operating in Australia and it a hard task to stand out from the crowd. The criteria was geared to consider other qualities, from the disruptive nature of the product or service to the culture of the organisation including innovation, entrepreneurship, youthful attitude, reinvention, creativity and the X factor. The eligibility criteria for the Micro Business Award required no more than four (4) full-time employees. The winner has built a market presence that is disproportionate to its relative size, through creative or entrepreneurial means plus the above award criteria.
Over 700 aspiring ‘cool companies’ were nominated for the 2014 awards, making ‘The Cools’ one of the largest business awards programs in Australia.
“The Cool Company Awards are extremely egalitarian,” said Awards Founder James Tuckerman. “Previous winners have included two-person start-ups, not-for-profit social enterprises, large private companies and publicly-listed corporations.”
“Applicants either nominated themselves or were nominated by peers, work colleagues, family, friends and other ‘admirers’.
What are Cool Company Awards?
The Cool Company Awards was launched in 2006 as a way for Anthill Magazine to publicly acknowledge and celebrate Australian organisations that are doing things differently to bring about positive change. In its eighth year, the awards attracted nominations for over 700 organisations, making it among the largest business award programs in Australia.
What is Anthill Magazine?
AnthillOnline.com is a digital business magazine that celebrates creativity, inspiration and commercial ingenuity, providing a fresh, exciting and practical perspective on Australian business in a global world. It is among the Top 50 Business & Finance websites in Australia, as ranked by Nielsen Online Ratings, and is home to the Cool Company Awards, the 30under30 and the Smart 100. It’s where ideas and business meet.