Winning awards can bring visibility to your business and help you win and retain clients.  So begin by looking for award programs that recognizing excellence in your field. Here is one source to sign up for to receive an e-mail notification when Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal launch the nomination process for their awards.

http://twincities.bizjournals.com/twincities/nomination/6291

Couple ideas on how to encourage your customers to vote for you:

  • VOTE NOW button on your web site
  • Add a VOTE NOW link to your email signature
  • enewsletter or email blast to your client and customers