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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Alex Tallitsch

Alex Tallitsch

Husband, father of two dogs, covered in content, Packers fan.

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Danielle Liss

Danielle Liss

Chief Marketing Officer of @FitFluential. Blogger at Kitten a Go-Go™. Attorney. #SMMoms #FitFluential

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Christina

Christina

SPN, TVD, Foodie, Gishwhesean, Minion, Twidjit, Moosekateer, Love my Cincinnati Reds, total book nerd!

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Irina

Irina

Este quod es (c) “Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”- Rumi

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JoAnn Lefebvre

JoAnn Lefebvre

Vibrating at the frequency of me. Whole foodie. Art lover. Founder of Shift 2 Inbound Marketing. Co-founder-Social Media Club PVD. EA ~ JOANNLEFEBVR

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Deb Scott, BA, CPC

Deb Scott, BA, CPC

Award Winning Author: Sky is Green & Grass is Blue | Radio Host: Best People We Know Show | Motivation Marathon | Speaker | Blogger ♥♥ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♥♥

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Maja

Maja

Singlemom to my adorable son, Tobias! ❤ LOVE @WyleebyLL http://www.wyleebags.com #DropDeadHANDSOME @jaxhurst

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official JKT48

official JKT48

JKT48 is AKB48's first overseas sister group.

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Tamara Bennington

Tamara Bennington

SAHM of 4 children 2 still in the nest thankful for social media & the amazing friends I have made!

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The Image Works Corp

The Image Works Corp

Hi! My name is Alicia J. Alexander. I use Social Media business tools and Publicity to produce ROI for your Business. http://imagewerkscorp.com

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21st CENTURY | Bill

21st CENTURY | Bill

*Beliefs are personal, facts are universal* Pragmatic Progressive, Strategist, Democrat, Atheist, free-thinker, sailor/skipper, SCUBA-diver; small biz owner.

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Larry Soos

Larry Soos

GIORGIA FUMANTI, CELTIC THUNDER, DAMIAN MCGINTY. WORKING BACKSTAGE WITH BANDS(CRAZY!!) WORKING OUT. HANGIN AT THE LAKE WHICH IS MY FRONT YARD!

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MetroSeeker.com

MetroSeeker.com

Our free city guides are dedicated to helping you find a city that suits the person you are and the life you want to live. http://fb.me/metroseeker

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Rachael Rivera

Rachael Rivera

18. Graduate. Awkward. Kluzy. Weird. Fun. Sweet. Shy. :]

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Lauri Meizler

Lauri Meizler

CEO of JOOS, Entrepreneur, Cleanse Expert, Mom of 4, #Blogger, Speaker, Writer, Yoga Lover, #Health coach, Passionate about healthy #freshpressed organic juice

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sweetrevengenyc

sweetrevengenyc

Manhattan's only restaurant & cupcake, beer & wine bar. Serves up outrageous breakfast, lunch, brunch & latenite nibbles, cupcakes, vinos & brewhahas. Cheers!

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Bettina Gonda

Bettina Gonda

Live, Love and Ride with Passion!