Join us in celebrating small business innovators

Our sweepstakes awarded bold owners who are breaking the mold

by the AT&T Business Editorial Team

At AT&T Business, we understand the challenges small businesses face, and we’re dedicated to helping you succeed. To celebrate the stories of small businesses after a challenging year, we sponsored our second Not Small in Spirit sweepstakes with the goal of recognizing the resilience of small businesses across the U.S.

To bring some excitement and celebrity firepower to the proceedings, we recruited help from our small business influencers, who helped encourage small business owners to enter by sharing the sweepstakes on social handles.

At the conclusion of the competition, we awarded one winner a grand prize of $10,000 and an additional 15 winners a $2,000 award. It’s our way of encouraging passionate small business owners as they pursue their dreams and create vibrant businesses.

This year’s $10,000 grand prize winner is Kia. She is the owner of Stay Blessed Treasures, a Black-owned business that makes deliciously scented soy candles. We hope to showcase more of her story over the coming months.

The sweepstakes was a huge success, with 29% more small businesses participating this year than last. Similar to last year’s event, businesses entered the sweepstakes by tagging the @ATTBusiness handle through their Instagram or Twitter accounts. Each participant provided a bit of their story and shared the ways that they had persevered during the unique opportunities of 2021. We’re so proud to have directly impacted these small business and their inspirational owners through this campaign.

As the other winners are confirmed, we’ll share their stories, too.

To learn more about the businesses involved in the Not Small in Spirit sweepstakes, visit @ATTBusiness on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Facebook and stay tuned for future updates.