Happy Cinco de Mayo, small business friends! It’s a very cool thing when a meaningful holiday lands on the same day as the start of our favorite week of the year – SMALL BUSINESS WEEK!


Yes, that’s right! Small Business Week across America starts today, and to honor the hard-working business owners everywhere we’re announcing the first ever Freshest in Small Business Awards!

  • Are you an awesome small business in your community that truly goes the extra mile for your customers?
  • Does your business provide great value to the local constituents you service?
  • Are you a service-based small business?

If you can answer “yes” to those questions your business is the right kind of candidate for the Freshest in Small Business Awards.

Nominate your business or another awesome business that you know HERE.

How it will work:

After the nomination period, every small business entered will be featured and a voting period will commence. The top 3 small businesses with the most votes will be awarded with the following cash rewards:

1st place winner ($3,000+ value)


  • Apple 12.9” iPad Pro
  • $500 MasterCard Plus
  • $1,500 voucher for local marketing small business package



2nd place winner ($2,500+ value)


  • Apple 11” iPad Pro
  • $500 MasterCard
  • $1,000 voucher for local marketing small business package



3rd place winner ($1,500+ value)


  • Apple iPad Air
  • $500 MasterCard
  • $500 voucher for local marketing small business package



4th place (Next 97 winners in order of # of votes)


  • $50 MasterCard
  • $500 voucher for local marketing small business package



*Deadline is May 31st, 2019 and finalists will be notified by June 1st when the voting will begin! The voting period is open until June 14th and the winners will be honored on June 15th, 2019. Questions? Email eschurtz@freshlime.com.

Happy Small Business Week, friends!


For more insights on marketing strategy that actually works for small business, connect with Jay Bean, Founder of FreshLime and Small Business Marketing Expert on LinkedIn and Twitter. If any of these tips have helped you or if you have anything to add, please comment below. We’d love to hear from you!


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