How does all this work?
It's simple, you nominate a local business that you think is worthy of attention and, if it's one of the more inspiring entries, we'll help them get that attention. We'll do whatever it takes (funny songs, crazy antics, perhaps even some amateur pyrotechnics) to make the best local commercial on whichever side of the Mississippi you happen to reside.
So what's the catch?
The catch is, there is no catch. This program is supported by MicroBilt Corporation, a company devoted to helping small businesses see profit. They want to see deserving local businesses get their props and have fun doing it, so they're pimping us out to make it happen and frankly, if loving small business is wrong, we don't want to be right.
What happens when I nominate a business?
A team of NASA scientists took time out of their busy schedules to develop a top-secret algorithm that will filter all of the entries and deliver us a list of the best small businesses for local commercials. When we get it we'll throw that list out and go through all of the nominations ourselves. I Love Local Commercials sponsor, MicroBilt will follow up with every business that is nominated and when we pick our top choices, we'll contact those businesses. If they're game, we'll book our flights, swing in to Anytown, USA with a song in our throats and a camera on our shoulders to make a commercial.
I own a business, can I nominate it?
Absolutely! We encourage self-nomination (as well as self-evaluation and self-actualization).
How do I increase the chances of you choosing my nomination (i.e. Do you guys take bribes)?
On any given day, we never know what's going to inspire us to pick a business for a Rhett&LinKommercial. It might be your business name, what you sell, where you're at, or something we just ate. One thing is certain, though. If you flood us with messages beyond your first nomination, it won't help. It'll just annoy us. Also, you don't need to tell us how funny your business is or give us ideas for a commercial. We're territorial about ideas.
Who is MicroBilt anyways?
MicroBilt is the company supporting this whole project. MicroBilt helps small businesses use information to make smart decisions about offering credit, collecting debts, and hiring employees and vendors. MicroBilt loves the little guys and their sponsoring this whole project is just one of the ways they show it.
What does Microbilt do?
Local commercials may be funny, but MicroBilt, the company behind ILoveLocalCommercials.com, is serious about helping small businesses use good information to make smart decisions and see profit today. MicroBilt does this by offering the up-to-date data to all kinds of businesses that need to make informed decisions about offering credit, collecting debts and background screening, from Auto dealers to Zebra leasing businesses they've got it covered. For more, go to www.MicroBilt.com.
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Can I nominate a business that's not in the US?
Yes. But we aren't travelling internationally.
Can I nominate more than one business?
We guess it's possible that you just can't decide what your FAVORITE local business is. In that case, nominate all the ones that tie for first.
Got any questions? Ask us.