Bay St. Louis entrepreneur is finalist for ‘How I Built My Business’ contest
Mar 5, 2013, 18:07
The Mississippi office of the National Federation of Independent Business said today that Holly Lemoine-Raymond of Cypress Cafe in Bay St. Louis is one of nine finalists nationwide of the NFIB “How I Built My Business” video contest.
The finalists will compete for a $5,000 grand prize in online voting that begins March 11 and ends March 18 at www.NFIB.com/stories.
Last month, entrepreneurs from across the country submitted videos explaining how they started their businesses. The contest was open to any independently-owned business with fewer than 500 employees incorporated or organized in the United States. The finalists were chosen by a panel and received a one-year membership to NFIB. Entries were judged based on creativity and originality.
“Small business is the life’s blood of our economy and our communities, and small-business success stories are truly inspirational,” said Dan Danner, NFIB’s president and CEO. “These videos are a good reminder of the creativity, sacrifices and tenacity it takes to start your own business and keep it going year after year after year.”
NFIB’s mission is to promote and protect the right of its members to own, operate and grow their businesses. Members also have exclusive access to vital business resources and member benefits on shipping, financial services, maintenance supplies, insurance and more.
Watch Lemoine-Raymond's video at: http://www.nfib.com/stories/submissions?id=2195944551001