50 honourable-mention winners for small business contest
Special to The Globe and Mail
Who says you can’t jump and whoop it up on the job? That’s what the leaders and staff at Mobilize did when they learned their company was among the 50 most honourable mentions in The Globe and Mail’s Small Business Challenge contest.
“We were jumping for joy in our office,” says Benjamin Guth, program manager at Toronto-based Mobilize, part of the Diamond Global Recruitment Group, which brings young Canadians from different parts of Canada to work in customer service jobs that employers can’t fill with local talent. “It’s an amazing feeling that this is real and people are recognizing us.”
Sponsored by The Globe and Mail and Telus Corp., the Challenge contest is an annual competition with a $100,000 payout for the grand prize winner, and Telus services or devices for 10 regional winners.
This year, to mark its fifth-year milestone, the Challenge contest also selected three most promising startups and 50 honourable mentions from the more than 3,300 small businesses that threw their hats into the ring.
“It’s awesome because we get to recognize more companies this year than we have been able to in the past,” says Katherine Scarrow, a Challenge judge and digital content strategist at The Globe.
Here are the 50 honourable mentions in this year’s Challenge contest: