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Presenting the 2023 Small Biz Challenge Semi-Finalists

Thank you to the thousands of small business owners who entered to be considered for The UPS Store 2023 Small Biz Challenge. The competition this year was fierce and we applaud everyone who applied.

We’re proud to announce the nine semi-finalists who will be competing over the next six weeks to earn a spot as a finalist:

  1. Amelia and Charlie from Night Sky Coffee Roasters – Winder, Ga.
  2. LaDonna from Ebony Notes – Bossier City, La.
  3. Alexa and Jacqueline from Dateability – Broomfield, Colo.
  4.  Jason from Go Digital Hero – Charlotte, N.C.
  5. Andie from The Chocolate Shoppe – Kendall County, Ill.
  6. Rachel from Dry Goods Refillery – Montclair, N.J.
  7. Larry from Chef Penn Catering – Frederick County, Md.
  8. SIR from Quality SIRvice – Cleveland, Ohio
  9. Randy from The Hungry Robot – Fairbanks, Alaska

Who will move onto the final competition? To cast your vote, visit the Small Biz Challenge website, fill out the short form, learn more about each business via a brief video clip, then select your entrepreneur of choice.

In May and June 2023, you can watch these unstoppable semi-finalists pair up with business mentors to compete in a series of social media challenges, all leading up to our big final event taking place in New York City. Follow @theupsstore on Instagram to view each contestant’s challenge submission as they tackle:

  • Challenge One: Define and share your why
  • Challenge Two: Social media strategy  
  • Challenge Three: Refine your web presence

Good luck to all of our semi-finalists as they compete for a spot as a finalist, a chance to win $25,000 and a trip to New York City for the final round of competition.