Are you the country’s best unknown business? You know the kind. Maybe it’s that killer technology start-up that has yet to make the radar. Or perhaps it’s some new wonder drug that will increase life expectancy. Or could it be that new sustainable business that’s doing great financially while doing good for the world? If so, you could win $10,000 in cash and a $40,000 public relations campaign from one of the country’s largest public relations firms, Gregory FCA. Together with Safeguard Scientifics, Gregory FCA is launching the “Best Unknown Business in America” contest and urging businesses from around the country to enter, win and make a name for themselves. Any business can enter by simply visiting Gregory FCA’s Facebook page, completing the entry form and submitting an essay on why your business deserves to be known by the world. The winning submission will be chosen by a celebrity panel of business experts including Stephen T. Zarrilli, President and CEO of Safeguard Scientifics, which provides growth capital to emerging and growth-stage healthcare and technology companies; Greg Matusky, Founder and President of Gregory FCA, a nationally-ranked public relations firm; Daniel Roitman, Founder and CEO of Stroll, an education ecommerce platform company, repeatedly ranked for company growth by Inc. 5000, Smart CEO and Philadelphia 100; and Miles Spencer, an angel investor, media entrepreneur and explorer who co-created Money Hunt, the original entrepreneurial funding reality TV show. The contest opens March 18, 2013 and will close June 18, 2013 at midnight, EDT. The grand prize will be awarded on July 18, 2013 at 12 noon, EDT. “We’re fortunate, that as public relations professionals, we get to see remarkable businesses all the time that benefit from the power of public relations,” says Gregory FCA President Greg Matusky. “But we thought: what about those businesses that never make our radar? So we decided to create an open call for great businesses that could benefit from the visibility and exposure that a professional public relations campaign provides. We’re eager to see the submissions and find that one business that has a powerful story to tell, and then get to work applying our discipline on their behalf.”
“Safeguard has always prided itself on the value-added services it brings to entrepreneurial companies,” says Safeguard Scientifics President and CEO, Stephen T. Zarrilli. “In addition to capital, we provide a wide range of management, financial, legal and marketing experience to the companies with which we partner. Our support of the “Best Unknown Business in America” contest demonstrates our long-held commitment to helping businesses grow through capital as well as know-how.”Don’t pass on the opportunity to take your business to the next level. Submit your entry today! About Gregory FCA Gregory FCA is the country’s 40th largest public relations agency, and the largest public relations firm in Pennsylvania. Based in suburban Philadelphia, Gregory FCA serves a range of privately owned and publicly traded companies, providing integrated public relations and communications programs that build brands, grow revenue, increase shareholder value, and create visibility. About Safeguard Scientifics Founded in 1953 and based in Wayne, Pa., Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. (NYSE:SFE) provides growth capital and operational support to entrepreneurial and innovative healthcare and technology companies in medtech, healthtech, specialty pharmaceuticals, financial technology, digital media, and Enterprise 3.0. For more information, please visit our website at www.safeguard.com.