Lead411 Welcomes 2012 With Hottest Companies In Southern California Awards

This year, the tradition of recognizing the most remarkably innovative companies continues, as Lead411 begins the year with the Hottest Companies in Southern California Awards.

Tom Blue, Lead411‘s CEO, says this of 2012′s awards, “This is our 3rd Annual Southern California award. We are pleased with the recognition the Award has received over the past few years, and we are very proud of the respected list of companies for the 2012 winners.”

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Using Awards to Propel Your Startup

Looking for a bit more traction in your industry? Apply for awards in your field to get free publicity, money and recognition.

Tech industries, especially mobile, love giving out awards. It’s a bit like elementary school. But awards can help you get the attention of big players, and can also serve to help fund your startup.

Where to Look

A simple search for “tech awards” on Google nets thousands of results. You can drill down to get more specific, like mobile app awards, sustainability awards or even cloud computing awards. Each niche of tech has its own contests and competitions. And don’t forget  Lead411, which has open applications for business awards throughout the year in various cities. IT Memos and Small Business Trends both compile awards and deadlines and make it easy to skim for those you are eligible for.

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