Small Business Spotlight


Would you like your business to be featured in a Small Biz Spotlight piece?Each week in the series we publish a new interview profiling a successful small business, called a Small Biz Spotlight. To apply, read the FAQs below right, and complete the application below.

Become a Spotlight Business

Name of Business*

Contact Person's Name*

Email Address*

Phone Number*

Website URL*

How Long Have You Been in Business?*

How Many Employees (include the owner)?*

Nature of Your Business?

Type of Business?*

* Required

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Small Biz Spotlight piece?
A Small Biz Spotlight piece is editorial coverage of an individual small business, offering inspiration and education for other business owners.  Our team of editors and journalists love to profile small businesses so your peers can learn from you.  See examples of past Small Biz Spotlights.

Are there any restrictions on the type of business?
The business can be located anywhere. Should have fewer than 100 employees. Can be online or brick-and-mortar.

How do you decide which businesses to spotlight?
We do an initial screening for eligibility (size). If you meet our criteria, and have interesting answers in the detailed interview questionnaire, then we will contact you either via email or phone to supplement the questionnaire.  We choose based on how interesting the answers are, and how useful the information will be to other readers. Lessons learned are always helpful.

Is there a fee?
Absolutely not! All spotlights are editorial coverage.

If there is no fee, why are you seeking a sponsor?
Individual businesses that are spotlighted never pay for coverage for their businesses.  The sponsor is an advertiser that shows its support of small businesses by underwriting the entire series.

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