American Small Businesses Compete For Best
“The Comeback 2010” Celebrates Hometown Success in Online Contest Sponsored by Cortera with Over
$10K in Total Prizes
May 07, 2010 09:19 AM Eastern Daylight Time
BOCA RATON, Fla. and BOSTON--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Cortera®, a community-driven business
credit bureau, announced today an online contest to promote and honor small businesses who are helping to lead the
American economy out of the recession.
“The Comeback 2010,” a celebration of America’s Small Businesses, will run through June 15th.Total prizes worth
over $10,000 will be distributed, with a Grand Prize for the best small business story receiving $3,500 and a year-
long Cortera Power membership, valued at $3,000. The contest is being hosted at
The contest is open to anyone who works in or owns a small business, or anyone else – from big companies to
individual customers - who want to nominate and give kudos to a small business that’s making a big difference.A
panel of leading small business experts will serve as judges.
“It’s never easy being an entrepreneur, but we think the time has come to give the tens of millions of Americans who
work in small businesses a collective pat on the back,” said Jim Swift, President and CEO of Cortera.“While
economic times are currently tough, small businesses are starting to bounce back, including the estimated 700,000
businesses that start up operations every year.”
Contest Applications and Categories
Contest submissions are all online and can be either delivered via Web video downloads (under 2min or 20mb) or a
text submission of 250 words or fewer.Designed to provide both inspiration and helpful advice to small business
owners, the contest is divided into four categories:
1.“The Comeback”:Share a courageous story of when the hardships were mounting, your back was to the wall,
and you were able to turn your business around.
2.“Cough It Up”:Tell us about how you finally managed to g