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The Best Small Business
in America Contest
We are giving $10,000 to the best small business in America.
Enter
Running a small brick-and-mortar business is not easy. Each day we are inspired by the business owners we interact with who put their trust in Rubicon to manage their waste collection, recycling projects and sustainability opportunities.

We want to give back and help some of those small businesses continue to flourish. We are out to salute those small businesses that continue to help America thrive.

What we're looking for
We're in search of the small businesses that have overcome the toughest obstacles just to keep the lights on and have reached the point of no return. They balance a physical presence in their town while embracing technology that helps move their business and community forward.

Those businesses that strive not only to make money, but also to make a difference.

Enter Your Business
These are 6 small businesses in America we love, and we're looking for the best!
Get inspired by their stories before telling us why you are the Best Small Business in America.

First Slice Pie Café is all about bringing good food and good people together. In the process, it’s managed to become a local legend in Chicago’s small business arena...Read More
OKRA Charity Saloon Located in an old prohibition-era building in downtown Houston, OKRA Charity Saloon has become the city’s favorite place to fill up a cup for philanthropy...Read More
Arches Brewing Barely a year old, Arches Brewing in Atlanta, GA has somehow managed to fly a bit under the radar up to this point. It looks like that’s about to change very soon with their unique take on the craft brewing scene...Read More
Neon Pig This unique small business in Tupelo, MS is taking an old school trade and turning it on its head with new practices and a fresh outlook on a dated industry.
Imogene + Willie Growing up understanding the value of hard work, this husband and wife duo in Nashville, TN set out to achieve a lofty goal often not met by newbies in the fashion industry.
Enter Here
The Competition

Enter now by telling us why your small business is the best. First place will win the $10,000 grand prize, second place will receive $2,000, and third place will get $1,000.

We want to hear your "crossing the Rubicon" moment, the challenges you've had to overcome to keep your small business afloat and what differentiates your business from the rest, whether it's your social mission or the opportunities you've created.

The deadline to enter your business into our competition is 11:59 pm on Thursday, November 2. No submissions entered after this time will be considered.

On November 6, judges from Rubicon Global will choose 10 finalists for public voting in November. The winner will be announced on Small Business Saturday - (Saturday, November 25).

Enter Here
We are giving $13,000 to the best small businesses in America.
1st place:
$10,000
2nd place:
$2,000
3rd place:
$1,000
Enter Your Business
Terms and conditions to the contest will apply.