GrowMap Named a Community Choice Honoree in the 2012 Small Business Influencer Awards

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GrowMap has been voted a Community Choice honoree in the 2012 Small Business Influencer Awards, as a notable news outlet. GrowMap is currently influential in connecting businesses with clients using targeted social media techniques like Twitter Parties.

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GrowMap has been voted a Community Choice honoree in the 2012 Small Business Influencer Awards. GrowMap achieved the designation as the result of receiving top votes from the small business community in the popular voting segment of the awards. GrowMap was one of the top five popular vote getters in the category of News Outlets.

The Small Business Influencer Awards honor those who are influential to small businesses in North America, through the products, services, knowledge, information, or support they provide to the small business market.

The Awards are designed to recognize the unsung heroes of small businesses - those who support and encourage entrepreneurs and small business owners, and help them achieve success and stay successful.

The Community Choice designation recognizes those whose communities have supported them with top votes.

Says Anita Campbell, CEO of Small Business Trends and one of the co-founders of the Awards, "Influencers are those who play crucial roles in the small business ecosystem, but who often are in the background. Many of the Community Choice honorees are themselves small business owners, entrepreneurs or small businesses."

Awards co-founder Ramon Ray of notes, "Being recognized by the community as a Community Choice honoree also reinforces with employees that their dedication and hard work has paid off. The Awards are intended to provide that added boost in motivation and morale that can make a big difference in results."

BlackBerry is the title sponsor of the 2012 Small Business Influencer Awards. Other sponsors who have provided their support include Infusionsoft, Vocus and GetResponse.

About GrowMap

GrowMap ( identifies and shares proven methods of generating more traffic to web sites or business. Many of the suggested methods are totally free except for the time required to implement them. GrowMap provides step-by-step instructions simple enough for even those with very limited Internet experience to implement.

Based on this experience, proven by the Community Choice award, GrowMap has partnered with Social Web Cafe ( to provide creative Twitter Parties ( to help connect businesses with clients. The engagement opportunities that these Twitter Parties provide, benefits businesses, bloggers, and participants alike.

About the Small Business Influencer Awards

The Small Business Influencer Awards, now in their second year, enable the small business community to nominate and show their support for those that influence and support them. The Awards have an open nomination period, followed by community voting, and then a judging period by a group of industry-knowledgeable judges.

The Small Business Influencer Awards initiative is produced by Small Business Trends, an award-winning online publication, serving over 4,000,000 small business owners, stakeholders and entrepreneurs annually, and, a media company that produces online content and live events educating small and mid-sized companies on how to strategically use technology as a tool to grow their businesses. The Awards can be found on the Web at:


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