Nextiva, an industry leading provider of cloud-based business phone service, announced today that it has been named a Top 100 Champion in the 2014 Small Business Influencer Awards, produced by Small Business Trends, a leading online industry magazine.
A panel of small business experts selected Champions based on several factors. These factors included how the nominee company was able to revolutionize processes for other small businesses, how it provided products or services to address challenges faced by small business customers and how the nominee was able to impact the growth of other small businesses.
Nextiva won this award thanks to its unique suite of products, each which utilizes cloud-based communication technologies to help small businesses improve productivity, reduce complexity, enable collaboration and enhance the customer experience.
"Influencers are those who play crucial roles in the small business ecosystem, but who often are in the background,” said Anita Campbell, CEO of Small Business Trends and a co-founder of the Small Business Influencer Awards. “The Top 100 Champions have distinguished themselves in some way. We’re delighted to see the wide range of Champions this year including journalists, corporate leaders who impact small businesses by influencing the offerings within their companies, vendors large and small that support small businesses, and entrepreneurs who have a strong voice among their small business peers.“
“We are honored to be recognized as one of the 2014 Small Business Influencer Top 100 Champions,” says Yaniv Masjedi, Nextiva’s Vice President of Marketing. “We are dedicated to providing the tools, resources and support small businesses need to run efficiently and profitably.”
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Nextiva (nextiva.com) is a privately held member of the Unitedweb family of companies. Nextiva is one of the country's leading providers of cloud-based, VoIP business communication services. Nextiva has won more than 30 Independent Technology & Telephony Awards, including the "Product of the Year Award" by Internet Telephony magazine for four years running. Nextiva delivers "Fortune 500" business communication service at start-up prices and serves thousands of small-to-midsize companies across the United States.
About The Small Business Influencer Awards
The Small Business Influencer Awards (SMBInfluencers.com), now in their fourth year, enable the small business community to nominate and show their support for those that influence and support them. The Awards have an open nomination period, followed by community voting, and then a judging period by a group of industry-knowledgeable judges. The Small Business Influencer Awards initiative is produced by Small Business Trends, an award-winning online publication, serving over 6,000, 000 small business owners, stakeholders and entrepreneurs annually, and SmallBizTechnology.com, a media company that produces online content and live events educating small and mid-sized companies on how to strategically use technology as a tool to grow their businesses.