Now that our nomination period has closed, we’ve moved into the voting stage for the 2014 Small Business Influencer Awards . You can vote for all your favorite Influencers now until September 15, 2014.
This is a great way to support those businesses and entrepreneurs that you want to recognize as having a positive impact on the small business community.
How Voting Works
You can vote for each nominee you want to support only once. But there is no limit to how many nominees you can vote for.
To vote, just visit the page of the nominee of your choice  and click the Vote button (we like to keep things simple!). Additionally, you can leave a comment below the nominee’s profile showing your support.
Be sure to tell people why you think this person or company is worthy of a Small Business Influencer Award. Remember, our judges will also be selecting their choices for the Top 100, so these comments can give them insight into who they should select.
If You are a Nominee
You absolutely can vote for yourself, as well as encourage your community to vote for you.
You should have received an email from us regarding how you can promote your nomination. If you haven’t received the email, contact us  and we’ll get you squared away. There are several ways you can boost votes for your nomination:
- Grab a Badge  and put it on your site to promote your nomination.
- Use our Press Release Generator  to spread the news.
- Share your nomination on social media using #SMBInfluencer in your updates.
We hope you’re as excited as we are to support those business owners and brands that have been nominated for this year’s awards.
You may vote for yourself, your organization and your favorite Influencers, and then use the share buttons and badges to encourage your networks and followers to do the same.