Drumroll, please. Submissions poured in for our Start Small, Go Big Contest. We combed through every butcher, baker, and artisanal organic candlestick maker. It wasn’t easy, but we narrowed the field to our top twelve small businesses in the categories of fashion, food, and fun.
Now we need your help.
Log in to Facebook, go to our voting page to meet the finalists (everyone from mac ’n’ cheese-obsessed Oakland restaurateurs to a pair of would-be Martha Stewarts in Indiana), and cast your vote. Your opinion matters: Three winners will each receive $10,000; a trip to NYC to learn from icons, including Isaac Mizrahi and Marcus Samuelsson, at the DailyCandy Academy; and a VIP invite to our 10th Anniversary party.
Need more incentive? Each day of voting we’re also giving away an M Z Wallace Editors’ Handbag, packed with some of our favorite products.
It’s simple: You can vote for one business, once per day. And enter for a chance to win a handbag each time.
Let the voting begin!
To cast your vote, click here (you’ll just have to log in to Facebook).
Photo: neon.mamacita / Flickr