B2B CFO ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF THE 2012 “SMART 25 AWARDS” RECOGNIZING THE BEST IN AMERICAN BUSINESS

B2B CFO ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF THE 2012 “SMART 25 AWARDS” RECOGNIZING THE BEST IN AMERICAN BUSINESS

Fifteen Growth-Oriented Companies Honored for Outstanding Business Achievement

B2B CFO is pleased to honor fifteen American businesses as the inaugural “Smart 25 Award” winners. The winners of this small business award are being recognized for their trailblazing efforts to positively impact the economy through expansion, growth, job creation and smart management of their working capital. An independent panel of prestigious thought-leaders from the business community selected the winners in the following categories: sales growth, jobs created, largest loan and working capital strength. The winners were revealed at a special awards gala on May 4th, 2012 at the Aria Resort, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The 2012 “Smart 25 Award” winners in alphabetical order are: Allegiant Technology, Ballast Point Brewing Company, Fishbowl, InHouse, Intelligent Software Solutions, Kansas Fencing, Kevcon, Lucid Agency, OnCue Staging, OptionEase, PFP Technology, Power Home Technologies, SageRider, Southport Marketing and Wireless Buybacks.

This is a group of incredible businesses. Each one of the award recipients excelled during times of great economic uncertainty,” said Jerry L. Mills, Founder and CEO of B2B CFO. “We are pleased to honor these fifteen businesses for their contributions to the economy and to the community.”

Applicants were encouraged to enter their company into multiple categories. Each category featured several winners, each one representing a different business revenue class in order to create an even playing field.

Category – Sales/Revenue Growth:

  • Southport Marketing
  • InHouse
  • SageRider
  • Power Home Technologies
  • Wireless Buybacks

Category – Most Jobs Created:

  • SageRider
  • Lucid Agency
  • InHouse
  • Intelligent Software Solutions

Category – Largest Loans Secured:

 

Building Loan

  • Power Home Technologies

 

Equipment Loan

  • Southport Marketing
  • Ballast Point Brewing Company
  • SageRider
  • Power Home Technologies
  • Kevcon

 

Revolving Credit Loan

  • Southport Marketing
  • OptionEase
  • Fishbowl
  • Allegiant
  • PFP Technology

 

Category: Working Capital Strength

  • Kansas Fencing
  • OnCue Staging
  • Fishbowl
  • Allegiant
  • PFP Technology

The 2012 Smart 25 Awards panel of judges included Margaret Shepard of the US Chamber of Commerce and Matt Bud, chairman of FENG (Financial Executives Network Group), applicants and winners were verified by B2B CFO and select members of the media.

Nominations for the next Smart 25 Awards will open for nominations in 1st quarter of 2013. The 2013 Smart 25 Awards ceremony will take place in Disneyland on April 26, 2013. For additional information, details or to apply please visit online at www.Smart25Awards.com or call 480-545-2044.

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About Smart 25 Awards

The Smart 25 Awards honor the risk takers of the United States, those we call the geniuses of our society. These geniuses are the backbone of our economy and know how to invent and create business. They are the owners of closely held companies that create employment for approximately 70 percent of Americans. They know how to deliver the best goods and services on the planet today. They work efficiently, maintaining a smart balance of investing in their growth, while preserving a healthy working capital. The Smart 25 Awards recognizes these entrepreneurs for their contributions to our economy and our future. For more information please see www.Smart25Awards.com

 

ABOUT B2B CFO

Established in 1987, B2B CFO is the world’s largest CFO services firm.  Each B2B CFO partner has 20+ years of experience. The company is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona and has a presence in all major markets in the United States. The trademarked slogan “Cash. We Help You Get It.reflects the firm’s specialty in improving financials through banking relationships, assistance with loans, profit improvement, operational strategies, exit strategy planning, and other ways. By working to improve cash flow of a business, B2B CFO Partners help their clients experience not just increased business success but also less stress, more free time, increased personal wealth, increased security for loved ones and improved peace of mind. The partners work on handshake basis and offer more experience at a lower cost than a full-time or interim CFO.     

 

For more information please visit www.b2bcfo.com                     

 

 

Note to editors:  high-resolution images and video of award winners are available upon request.  Interviews, press materials, and any additional information can be obtained by sending an email to Ania Kubicki: ania@angelspr.com.