SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - February 23, 2010) -  Today Bizmore, the leading business advice platform for small and mid-sized businesses, announced open nominations for The Bizzies -- Bizmore's first-ever award program acknowledging the best of the small business community. The top tools, solutions and resources for small businesses, startups and entrepreneurs will be recognized in seven categories.

Recipients of The Bizzies will be chosen through a two-step process:

1. Open Nominations: Users are invited to visit The Bizzies nomination page to enter their choices in as many or as few of the seven categories as they wish. Nominations will open Tuesday, February 23 at 9:00 am PST and end Wednesday, March 3 at 11:59 pm PST.

2. Open Voting: Users are invited to visit The Bizzies voting page to vote for the top three nominees in each category. Voting will open Tuesday, March 9 at 9:00 am PST and end Tuesday, March 16 at 11:59 pm PST. Users will be able to vote once per IP address in as many categories as they wish by using a simple submission form.

No registration or fees are required to nominate or vote. The process can be completed with only a few clicks. Nomination, voting and results will all be hosted at the official Bizzies web page at

The winners will be announced on Thursday, March 18.

Categories are as follows:
Best Small Business Blog
Best Web Resource/Site for Female Entrepreneurs
Best Web Application/Tool for Small Business
Best iPhone Application for Business/Personal Productivity
Best New Book for Small Business Leaders
Best Small Business to Follow on Twitter
Most Influential Small Business Commentator

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About Bizmore:
Bizmore ( is a new business advice community for managers and leaders at small and mid-sized businesses. Bizmore offers trusted, practical insights from a community of business experts and peers who help people in business solve problems, seize opportunities and grow their companies and capabilities. Users of the site will find an easy-to-use question and answer platform; a set of community features that allow them to share best practices and discuss important business issues; and exclusive articles and features that address key issues, opportunities and trends facing business leaders today.

A wholly-owned subsidiary of Vistage International, San Francisco-based Bizmore offers decision makers of all small and mid-sized companies powerful new online tools to help them succeed and grow.

About Vistage International:
Vistage International ( is the world's leading chief executive organization operating in 16 countries with more than 14,000 members. The Vistage experience brings groups of CEOs from non-competing industries together monthly to hear expert resource speakers and to process key business and personal issues through peer-to-peer discussions. Vistage CEO members also receive monthly one-to-one coaching from a mentor called a Vistage Chair. The sharing of information in a Vistage group is completely confidential, allowing for the open exchange of ideas and solutions. Vistage's owners include Larry Ellison, Michael Milken and Thomson Reuters.

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