ABOUT THE CONTEST
Small businesses are a vital part of the everyday lives of Americans. They are the restaurants and bars that provide a meeting space for friends and families. They are the plumbers and electricians that keep our homes running smoothly. They are the small retail shops that sponsor little league and donate to local events. They are the employers. They are the creators. They are the memory-makers. They are the heartbeat of every community. And they’ve had a rough couple of years.
We want to celebrate them, of course; but we also want to give back to Them. And what better way to do that than to give them the opportunity to win some cash to keep their businesses moving forward into the future.
To enter the contest, finalists submitted a 2-minute video telling their small business story and what they could do with $100,000. After reviewing over 300 entries, a panel of judges selected 15 finalists. The winners were chosen by 22,000 public votes