The excitement of months-long work recently pinnacled with The UPS Store® Small Biz Challenge: Virtual Studio Event. In the span of 45 minutes, chef, author and TV host, Carla Hall, led five small business owner finalists through a series of games that challenged their business know-how and ability to think quickly and confidently convey their reasoning.
Chef, author and TV host Carla Hall
Following four challenges, Carla announced the winner – Dr. Kimberly McGlonn, founder and owner of Grant Blvd out of Philadelphia. Final rankings and money awarded for each finalist ended up as follows:
- Dr. Kimberly McGlonn - $25,000 and a feature in Inc. Magazine
- Julie Sullivan Loos - $20,000 and a feature in Inc. Magazine
- Sammi Bivens - $15,000 and a feature in Inc. Magazine
- Jonathan C. Marcus - $5,000
- David Paul - $5,000
First place winner, Dr. Kimberly McGlonn.
You can watch a recording of The UPS Store Small Biz Challenge: Virtual Studio Event online to get an in-depth look at each finalist’s savvy business skills.