NEW YORK, July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Online retail is not immune to Olympic fever, as women-owned small businesses can go for the gold here at home by entering ideeli's "Best in Shop," a contest celebrating women entrepreneurs and small businesses. Created in partnership with New York Times bestselling author and small business champion Tory Johnson, the contest, which is accepting entries through August 7th, invites women entrepreneurs to enter for a chance to have their business featured on ideeli, the online retailer that was named to the top of Inc. Magazine's list of fastest growing private companies in 2011.
Whether running a business that sells gorgeous gowns or fabulous flatware, women entrepreneurs across America are invited tell their story, share their creations and win a moment in the spotlight. Best in Shop is open to women nationwide whose small companies sell apparel, accessories, or home décor, with a chance for their company and products to be featured on ideeli, the popular online retail site with more than 5.5 million members. Best in Shop entries will be featured on ideeli's Facebook landing page, and best in shop winners will be featured on the site.
Business owners or authorized representatives can learn more and enter the contest at www.ideeli.com/bestinshop. On August 20, ideeli and Tory Johnson will announce 20 finalists and voting will open to the public. The three companies with the most votes will be announced on September 5th, and will work with Johnson and the ideeli team to curate a sale of their products to be featured in a special fall edition of ideeli's "Tory's Shop" (www.ideeli.com/tory), a series of sales curated in collaboration with Tory Johnson, featuring women-run small businesses from around the country.
Johnson is currently on a 20-city tour of America, speaking with thousands of women about building and running a small business while promoting her new book, Spark & Hustle: Launch and Grow Your Small Business Now. As part of her commitment to supporting women entrepreneurs, every week in her popular segment on ABC's "Good Morning America," Tory spotlights exclusive deals from countless women-owned small businesses throughout America—saving viewers money and bringing extraordinary sales to each company.
For more information on ideeli's Best in Shop contest, visit www.ideeli.com/bestinshop
For more information on Tory Johnson's Spark & Hustle book and tour visit www.sparkandhustle.com
ideeli is an online retailer specializing in limited-time sales that feature incredible brands at exceptional prices. Every day, ideeli presents more than a dozen new sales showcasing fashion for men, women and children, beauty products, and home décor, offering the thrill of discovery and the satisfaction of a deal. Launched in June 2007, ideeli is one of the fastest growing retailers in the U.S., with more than 5.5 million members and more than 3,000 brand partners. In 2011, ideeli was named to the top of Inc. magazine's list of the country's fastest-growing private companies. Join us at www.ideeli.com