The Small Business Influencer Awards voting went live this afternoon, and our CEO and Co-Founder Jack Holt was one of the many worthy people to be nominated in the Leader category (Go Jack!). As we greatly appreciate the nomination, we also agree that helping to bring attention to small businesses and those that support them is a pretty big deal. So we’re doing our part and helping to spread the word.

There’s some great information about the Small Business Influencer Awards included in the press release below, as well as several reasons why this award stands out from others.

As mentioned so eloquently in the comments of the article, “the SMB community needs this type of (award). It brings us together and gives much-needed recognition to deserving businesses, products & individuals.”

If you would like to show your support for small businesses and those that encourage them, please take a moment to vote! If not for Jack, then for another nominee- they will surely thank you. And so do we!




Jack Holt, CEO of Mattr, Nominated For 2014 Small Business Influencer Awards

Cleveland, OH, August 29, 2014 – Jack Holt, CEO & Co-Founder of Mattr, has been nominated for the 2014 Small Business Influencer Awards in the category of Leaders.

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.

Says Anita Campbell, CEO of Small Business Trends and one of the co-founders of the Awards along with Ramon Ray of, “Influencers are those who play crucial roles in the small business ecosystem, but who often are in the background. Many of the nominees are themselves small business owners, entrepreneurs or small businesses. The impact of the Awards goes well beyond nominees, however – the awards also encourage and excite the nominees’ employees. The Awards are intended to provide that added little boost in motivation and morale that can make a big difference in results. Being nominated also distinguishes the nominee from competitors, and in that sense can lead to competitive advantage.”

About the Small Business Influencer Awards

The Small Business Influencer Awards, now in their third 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, with 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 6,000,000 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:


Anita Campbell, Co-Founder
Small Business Influencer Awards
Twitter hashtag: #SMBInfluencer