|[November 05, 2012]
Phonebooth to Award $20,000 to the Most Innovative SMB
RALEIGH, N.C. --(Business Wire)--
Cloud based business VoIP provider Phonebooth,
a division of Bandwidth,
announced today that it is now accepting nominations for the SMB
Innovator Awards contest. The award celebrates small and
medium-sized businesses from any industry that showcase innovation as
part of their core DNA.
The grand prize winner of the SMB Innovator Award will receive $20,000
to help fund its business, add resources or support any aspect of the
company's growth and development. Those selected as SMB Innovators will
demonstrate how innovation manifests itself within their businesses,
industries and among their peers, including:
Risk-taking and growth decisions
"The SMB Innovator Awards celebrate the trailblazers among today's small
business owners and recognize how they drive business success," said Jim
Mulcahy, EVP and general manager of Phonebooth. "We understand what it's
like to be a startup and we want to honor and recognize game-changing
approaches. If you are a small business owner who has taken the road
less traveled and is making a big impact, we want to hear from you."
The online submission period opens today, Monday, Nov. 5, 2012 and runs
through Friday, Nov. 30, 2012. SMB owners interested in submitting a
nomination can visit: www.phonebooth.com/smb-innovator-awards.
SMB Innovator Award Top 10
The Phonebooth team will evaluate submissions and select the top 10 SMB
Innovators with the help of special guest judges, which have been chosen
for their knowledge and understanding of the SMB community. The 10
finalists will be announced, in no particular order, on Friday, Dec. 7,
Grand Prize Winner
The SMB ranked No. 1 on the list will automatically be named the Grand
Prize winner and will receive $20,000 in cash to support business growth
and development. The Grand Prize winner will not be announced until
after the People's Choice Award portion of the competition has ended.
People's Choice Award Winner
From Monday, Dec. 10 to Friday, Dec. 14, a separate People's Choice
Award will be given to one of the top 10 SMB Innovators and determined
entirely by online voting. The People's Choice Award winner will receive
a $2,500 cash prize in addition to the items listed under "Honorable
Both the Grand Prize and People's Choice Award winners will be announced
on Monday, Dec. 17.
SMB Innovators who rank No. 2-10 on the list will earn honorable mention
status and receive:
One Phonebooth User for a year plus one 3-line Yealink T-22 HD IP Phone (News - Alert)
A feature in Phonebooth's press materials with linkbacks to their
Inclusion in the People's Choice Award competition
An engraved SMB Innovator 2012 award
SMB Innovator badge for your website
Nov. 5 - Nov. 30: Online nomination period
Dec. 7: Top 10 SMB Innovators announced
Dec. 10 - Dec. 14: People's Choice Award
online voting period
Dec. 17: Grand Prize and People's Choice
here to register for the competition. SMB owners are encouraged to
enter on their own behalf or can nominate one or more of their business
partners, customers, vendors or associates. There is no limit to the
number of submissions you can have.
Phonebooth will provide SMB Innovator Award badges to all finalists for
use on their websites and in print materials. For more information about
the SMB Innovator Awards, click
here. For questions regarding the contest, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
here for a full list of contest terms and conditions.
Phonebooth is a division of Bandwidth
- a nationwide supplier of voice and data communications services to
small and medium size businesses. Bandwidth is one of the largest and
fastest growing telecommunications providers in the nation with over 13
years' experience in the telecommunications industry. Phonebooth is a
cloud based phone system that is perfect for small businesses,
freelancers and independent professionals who need a professional,
cost-effective and easy-to-use phone solution.
For more information, click here: www.phonebooth.com.
To read the Phonebooth blog, click here: www.phonebooth.com/blog.
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