NAPLES, FL – February 16, 2022 – The largest online referral network for small businesses, Alignable.com announced the results of its national search for leaders who’ve gone above and beyond guiding peers and supporting entire communities as they strive to recover.
Today, Alignable’s network has chosen Sandra Simmons of Money Management Solutions, Inc. as Naples, Florida’s 2022 Business Person Of The Year! Sandra is well-known for helping her fellow business owners, new startup companies, and the many Veteran-centric organizations in Collier County.
The 2022 contest is the most popular competition Alignable has ever hosted, marking a 64% increase in participation over last year. In all, 2,400+ small business owners were elected by their peers to be their Local Business People Of The Year across the U.S. and Canada.
During the contest, which ran from Jan. 10 to Feb. 11, 2022, 160,000+ votes and 32,000+ testimonials were posted praising thousands of local leaders for helping their fellow business owners, new startup companies, and communities through a turbulent year with many operational and financial challenges: skyrocketing inflation, labor shortages, and supply chain problems.
Giving Is The Glue Holding Us Together
“Naples is a reciprocal community for the most part; if you give to the business community, you almost always get help back in return,” said Simmons. “And the challenges we’ve all encountered have compelled many of us to offer counsel and other support to our fellow business owners and new startup companies struggling to keep their businesses afloat. While I’m thrilled to receive this award, it’s really a testament to our entire community. And it reinforces my resolve to push toward a full recovery for everyone here in Naples as quickly as possible.”
Simmons received a special badge on her Alignable profile, recognizing this big win. In past years, the awareness generated through similar contests has spurred expanded connections, as well as new business for many winners.
Driving Recognition Is Key
“This has been a fun and rewarding contest to watch unfold,” said Alignable’s President & Co-Founder Venkat Krishnamurthy. “Local business owners are the heart and soul of their communities and they ought to get way more recognition for all they do.
About Money Management Solutions
Founded in 1994, the company does corporate accounting and one-on-one consulting for many businesses across the USA. In 2006 Sandra, the President, developed and launched a business cash flow management software called Cash Flow Mojo™ for small business owners to use to get in control of their cash flow, and through budgeting and planning, allocate spendable revenues in the best interests of their companies. “Accounting is a recording system of what happened in the past but it doesn’t give you a roadmap of how to improve financially in the future, so I decided to teach my fellow business owners how to manage their company finances so they can put a firm financial foundation under their companies and weather unexpected economic crises like we’ve experienced over the past couple of years.