The #SmallBusiness Shorty Award, in partnership with Cox BLUE (@coxbusiness), honors a small business effectively using the social web to grow their company. It's more important than ever for small businesses to understand how to pick the right social platforms to achieve goals. Small businesses are using Twitter to share advice,and information about their business; Facebook to generate interest for coupons, contests and events; YouTube to educate with how-to videos; LinkedIn to brand their business; Google+ to educational Hangouts with thought leaders; and are taking advantage of other social platforms like Pinterest and Instagram to visualize what matters most to their mission.

The #SmallBusiness Shorty Award winner will be selected based on the total number of nominations received, the impact and creativity of the nominee's tweets, and innovation in the use of social media as determined be the esteemed judges of the Real-Time Academy of Shorty Form Arts & Sciences. Eligible Twitter accounts are the brand account of the small business or the CEO Twitter account of the small business. The types of small businesses that are eligible include but are not limited to restaurants, mom & pop shops, startup technology companies, hospitality companies, educational companies, lawyers, real estate professionals, insurance brokers, blogs and magazines who employ 5-50 people.

Small Business Shorty Award Leaders

See the winners of the 5th Annual Shorty Awards →

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Zox Straps

Zox Straps

Collectible art for your wrist.

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Peyton_Koenig™

Peyton_Koenig™

12 year young entrepreneur, athlete & scholar.One of the founders of #BOB with my dad @bsome. I want to make a difference in the world & I support ISF.♻

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JPU Records

JPU Records

the GazettE's sixth album, DIVISION, is out now on across Europe, available on CD as well as digitally from Amazon MP3 and iTunes.

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PJ Jonas

PJ Jonas

I love my husband. I homeschool my 8 kids. I run my goat milk soap business. I podcast, blog & tweet. I cook & clean. I keep very busy. And I love it.

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The Great Escape

The Great Escape

Indoor Family Entertainment Center for all ages. We have a playground, laser tag, bowling, 3D mini golf + more. Plan a birthday, corp. event, team wind up.

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Raffreds Northman

Raffreds Northman

Author, Blogger, Personal Buyer, @RaffredsClinic, University Consultant, Social Activist #YouthSocialResponsibility. Contact: raffredsnorthman@gmail.com

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Kaley Davies

Kaley Davies

Love couponing,saving money,handmade,homemade,DIY,crafts,cooking more! I love inspiring and being inspired!

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Erik Willey

Erik Willey

IRISH FAN!!! . trends . tech . health . sports . power quotes . family news . (B.A. Economics, Andrews University)

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Tracy Terry

Tracy Terry

Marketing Fanatic, Inbound Marketing Professional, Social Media Revolutionist, Author, Speaker & Educator. President of award-winning Trust eMedia.

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Japan Underground

Japan Underground

Bringing Tokyo's alternative night life to the UK! We organise Japanese music gigs, tours & club nights - and supply news! Facebook: http://goo.gl/VleRy

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VJ Daniel Mananta

VJ Daniel Mananta

I present stuff, I act sometimes, and I bullshit most of the times.. hahaha, Life's good! c/p: @Oxygen_ent Michael: 0816760876 Yanwar: 08170808535

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Koreaboo.com

Koreaboo.com

Koreaboo.com is a breaking kpop celebrity gossip & korean news portal for English speaking Korean lovers. We focus on giving back to individual fan communities.

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★Diamond Jackson★

★Diamond Jackson★

Adult Film Star and Cover Model On PLAYBOY, SPICE, & INDEMAND Channels. Amazon WISHLIST - http://amzn.to/XAaMsG. My HD CHATROOM http://www.DiamondCam.net.

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AaronGoodwin

AaronGoodwin

I am Aaron Goodwin from the tv show Ghost Adventures on the travel channel. i have started my own business working with artists & helping the independent people

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Jonah Lupton

Jonah Lupton

Entrepreneur: @LuptonMedia @ParabolicVC @StartupSense @iCapGroup @Cauzly @Strivved @CrowdDash @OverSpaced @Plexce @BeTruuly @StriveAuto @NGLeaders @InspiredFF

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Fans Of B.O.B.

Fans Of B.O.B.

Bob&Ian Somerhalder started BOB 2 recyle,reuse,&create beautiful pieces of art.% to charity.This is the ONLY OFFICIAL BOB News/Support Page supported by @bsome

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Vineyard at Hershey

Vineyard at Hershey

The Vineyard at Hershey offers fine wines & overlooks a natural spring pond with beautiful sunset views.

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Stratustatus

Stratustatus

Wx Tech Co founded by met undergrads @arthurnichols and @blakefoust. We have a passion for everything wx. Sign up for any and all updates on our company!

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KendraMazing

KendraMazing

showing support on this acct for the Magnificient Somerhalder family business Built of Barnwood.