Tempe-based Precise Corporate Staging, Phoenix-based Duffy Group Inc. and Casa Grande-based Studio 3 Beauty Designs were recognized for demonstrating excellent business practices in several areas including strategy, employee development, community involvement and customer service.
These three businesses were given the Blue Ribbon Small Business Award by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. It’s no small feat to build a nationally recognized small business, especially in the midst of a national recession.
Those who run small businesses understand that much more than time and effort go into it. Blood, sweat, tears, sleepless nights, sacrificed family time…all of this is the mortar that holds small businesses together.
Blue Ribbon winners are eligible for two more awards: seven of the one hundred national winners are shortlisted, and one is chosen for a $10,000 prize as the “Dream Big Small Business of the Year.”
Blue Ribbon businesses can also be chosen via online vote for the Community Excellence Award. Congratulations and good luck to our very own Blue Ribbon winners from Arizona!
Now, more than ever, strong community involvement is key to being a successful small business. Investing in your community is the best way to get them to invest in you. The Blue Ribbon winners all went beyond executing a solid business plan; they contributed to charity and community projects.
Becoming a successful small business takes a good idea and solid execution, but there are many financial details that can make or break you. Payroll mistakes, tax problems, and poorly organized bookkeeping can all set up the slippery slope to failure. If all these things seem overwhelming to you, maybe it’s time to enlist some professional financial help.
Contact us for more information on taking your small business to the next level.