The 2012 Small Business Influencer Awards are organized by Small Business Trends and Small Biz Technology with an aim to felicitate the ones who play a key role in influencing small business merchants in North America. This influence can be in the form of their resources, products, services, information, knowledge or support. These influencers are those people who remain behind the stage and motivate small business owners and young entrepreneurs to run business, grow business and then sustain the success. Thus, these Awards intend to "motivate the motivators" whose small efforts bring huge differences. Some of the nominees themselves are small business companies/ holders.
Nominations are flowing in full bloom in this year's second edition of Awards. Different categories where an influencer can be nominated are Leaders, Corporations, Journalists, News Outlets, Apps and Experts. One of the nominees in the Apps category is FreeCustomWebsite.com, which extends its support to small business companies and not-for-profit organizations by designing their websites for free. They only charge monthly hosting fees for maintaining their website server.
The nominations close on July 15, 2012. After the closure of nomination period, the Awards would be open for community voting, which would then be followed by opinion of judges, a group of expert industrialists.