Posted on Mon, July 16, 2012 at 9:00AM
“Hustle trumps knowledge, education, and money. The decisions you make and the actions you take will determine your success. You have the ability to make great things happen.” —Tory Johnson, Spark & HustleAll summer long we’ve been excited to partner with our friend Tory Johnson—the inspirational author and small business champion—on our Best in Shop contest on Facebook and on our Tory’s Shop sales on ideeli. But now we’re looking to you, our marvelous members, for some guidance as we round the corner on our Best in Shop contest.
Best in Shop offered three women-run small businesses the opportunity to be featured in a special fall edition of Tory’s Shop. To enter, women entrepreneurs from across the US shared their stories, showed off their business acumen, generally wowed us. And after an overwhelming response (really ladies, we’re impressed!) and some nail-biting deliberation, we’ve narrowed the field down to the following Top 20 Finalists:
- A Quiet Curiosity, Little Rock, AR
- Agapantha, Torrance, CA
- Bird Trouble, Chicago, IL
- Carolyn Forsman Conversation Piece Jewelry, New York, NY
- Clos-ette Too, New York, NY
- Court Couture, San Jose, CA
Demoiselle, Quincy, MA
- Elisa Shere Jewelry, Seattle, WA
- HorseFeather Gifts, Sebree, KY
- j. topolski, Brooklyn, NY
- Jill Malek, New York, NY
Kahri by KahriAnne Kerr, New York, NY
Linden, Los Angeles, CA
- Melissa Borrell Design, Austin, TX
- Out of the Blue Jewelry, Aransas Pass, TX
- Rachel’s Cure by Design, Pittsburgh, PA
- Red Bridge Studio, Brooklyn, NY
- SAGA Swimwear, San Francisco, CA
- Saky Sacks, Redmond, WA
- Tomboy Tools, Denver, CO
From this field of 20 amazing businesses, only three will be featured on ideeli. Which three? Well, that’s up to you: The top three vote getters on our Best in Shop Facebook Tab will be the lucky businesses featured in our fall Tory’s Shop.
Here’s how it works:
To vote for Best in Shop, you'll first need to "Like" the ideeli Facebook page (you'll love us, we promise)!
Then visit the Best in Shop Tab on our page and vote for the business you would like to see on our site. You can vote once a day, from now until September 7th. The best part is, there’s something in it for you: Voters can enter for the chance to win $150 in ideeli credit. Simply tag us in your Facebook status update, and mention Facebook.com/ideeli and the Best in Shop contest.
"I supported female entrepreneurs by voting in @ideeli's Best in Shop contest! Show your support now at facebook.com/ideeli and shop the vote!"
The voting period ends on September 7, 2012. (We'll be hiding the total number of votes just to keep things interesting.) Then, on September 13, the three businesses you love the most will be announced as the winners.
So, get ready, get set, shop the vote!