NetQuote Sponsors National Contest for Small Business Owners rewards "best quick decision" with trip to Inc. 500/5000 Small Business Conference

DENVER, July 21, 2009 --Because great small businesses begin with ideas and dreams, then run on daily decisions that make them survive or thrive, is inviting quick-thinking business owners to show off their small business smarts and compete for a chance to win a free trip to the Inc. 500/5000 Conference in Washington, D.C.

All small business owners--from florists to contractors--can enter by visiting and describing their best quick decision and its bottom line impact. Created as a free service by NetQuote Inc., the largest insurance shopping site on the Web, SmallBizSmarts delivers current and customized advice and perspective on finance, management and insurance issues for business owner-managers.

"We want to show entrepreneurial optimism and how innovation fuels quick decisions that drive positive results," said Paul Ford, CEO of NetQuote. "Business owners who go to are making a smart, fast financial decision, so the contest is in keeping with the spirit of our business."

The winner will be announced September 8 and enjoy an expenses-paid business vacation to the conference Sept. 23-25, 2009. The prize includes airfare, hotel accommodations and paid registration to the country's premier small business conference.

Judges for this national contest will be SmallBizSmarts' experts Randy Williams and Tom Shriver. Williams, a CPA, is adjunct professor at the Daniels School of Business at the University of Denver, and has a master's degree in taxation. Shriver, NetQuote vice president, has 25 years of management experience that enables him to deliver invaluable small business insurance insight to small businesses.

Visit for details and to enter.

About NetQuote, Inc.

NetQuote ® connects consumers with multiple insurance agents who compete for their business. Since 1989, NetQuote has connected more than 20 million people to the largest network of local insurance agents and national insurance carriers in the United States. NetQuote saves consumers time and money with objective insurance information and comparison shopping services for auto, home, renters, health, life and business insurance via NetQuote partners with the nation's top insurance carriers including Allstate ®, Nationwide ®, and Progressive ® to make sure consumers get the right policy at the best price.