If you haven’t already nominated business leaders, experts, companies, news channels, journalists or applications that inspire you in small business, better do so soon. The nomination period for the 2012 Small Business Influencer Awards ends July 15.
The Awards honor the individuals and organizations that help the rest of us small business owners succeed at what we do. We follow their lead. We read their articles. We use their products and apps. In one way or another, the Influencers help us be better business owners.
There’s no cost and no limit to the number of nominations you can make. You can even nominate yourself.
Once Nominations Close …
Voting begins July 16, 2012. At that point, you can vote for any Influencer once per day. We encourage you to share nominations with your contacts (especially if you’ve been nominated) so that they can vote too.
Oh, and save the date: the top 100 Influencers will be honored at a Gala, held in conjunction with the New York XPO, on October 17, 2012 in New York City. Everyone is invited!
Ways to Get Involved
The best way for you to get involved in the Small Business Influencer Awards is to nominate a person or brand that motivates you in small business. It costs nothing to nominate. Just keep that July 15 deadline in mind.
You can also follow the conversation on Twitter. Check out the hashtag #SMBInfluencer  to see what people are saying about the awards, and to see the most recent nominees.
Please spread the word. To encourage your Twitter contacts to nominate for the Small Business Influencer Awards, just share this tweet:
There’s still time to nominate for #SMBInfluencer Awards, but just barely! Last day is July 15. http://ow.ly/cawZW
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