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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Cody Longo

Cody Longo

AKA Eddie Duran .. #FallingIntoYou hits stores Dec. 4th https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/falling-into-you-single/id582999415

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Hannah Thompson

Hannah Thompson

anthropology student at LSE .. your FACE is a social construct. buuurn. (also summin about youtube and the Lib Dems YO)

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LDL Gaming

LDL Gaming

Quality game servers at quality prices.

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MetroCrops, LLC

MetroCrops, LLC

urban high density farming initiative growing local fresh salad greens using custom hydroponics & proprietary LED lighting technology

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fizo omar

fizo omar

Actor n host n bzman

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Paper Village

Paper Village

Local community focus artist led art and craft shop + workshops mixed media ,altered art, linocutting, textiles, bookarts, knitting, crochet sewing +

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Bob's Burgers

Bob's Burgers

The Official Twitter for Bob's Burgers (the Restaurant)

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Sm Biz Do It Better

Sm Biz Do It Better

We support small businesses and help them grow their network with the weekly #sbdib show & blog about small biz tips & resources. Tweets by @CaffeineKeybord

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DP Online Marketing

DP Online Marketing

DP Online Marketing Ltd | Google Certified Partner | Bing Accredited Professional | We Get You Found Online! Tweets by Nige, Ben & Brett

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Smith Jnr. Social

Smith Jnr. Social

Tweets by Smith Jnr. Social. For a quick synopsis check us out on rebelmouse http://www.rebelmouse.com/SmithJnrSocial

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MagazineCloner

MagazineCloner

Multi-platform digital publishing solution provider. One simple upload by the publisher, digital distribution on #Apple #Android #KindleFire, PC & Mac.

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Zap Designs

Zap Designs

Have you been Zapped? #ZapCreative #ZapSocial #ZapSearch #ZapViral Got a burning question, call Zap.

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True Voice Media

True Voice Media

The Philadelphia Social Business Agency. Do what you love, leave customers delighted, and produce results. Harness the full power of the internet.

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HugSpeak Consulting

HugSpeak Consulting

Who are you? What should you say? To whom? When and where? How? Branding | Messaging | Research | Strategy | Presentation Tweets by founder @LaurenHug

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Angie Trombley

Angie Trombley

Live life for today because tomorrow is never guaranteed...

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CREEPS

CREEPS

THE CREEPS ARE COMING

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Pure360

Pure360

Email marketing news, advice and guides from Pure360 - The experts in Email Marketing and SMS Marketing software

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nellie veitenheimer

nellie veitenheimer

From The Glee Project 2. And Tacoma. Oh, and I'm in a band: @farandawayband // http://nva.tumblr.com/