SMALL BUSINESS MAVERICKS CITED FOR PUBLICATION EXCELLENCE

July 14, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
MINNEAPOLIS, MN July 14, 2007 — Small Business Mavericks, a division of Melberg Marketing, today announced that its weekly newsletter, "Small Business Maverick Internet Marketing Secrets," was named one of the best "New Newsletters" by the 19th Annual APEX Awards for Publication Excellence.

" 'Small Business Maverick Internet Marketing Secrets' is clearly serving a real need in the marketplace," said Caroline Melberg, Small Business Mavericks founder and CEO. "By delivering weekly tips to small business owners about how they can drive in-store traffic locally, as well as market themselves successfully on the Web with compelling offers, campaigns, and loyalty programs, we've increased our number of subscribers more than 10X to several thousand in just six months."

The APEX Awards are an annual competition for writers, editors, publications staff and business and nonprofit communications. "Small Business Maverick Internet Marketing Secrets" is a free weekly newsletter published by Small Business Mavericks, a small business consultancy. Recent issues have offered tips on skillful copywriting, creating enticing offers, building customer loyalty, and managing successful e-mail campaigns. Sign up at www.smallbusinessmavericks.com/ezine.htm

The Small Business Mavericks site helps owners increase how often their businesses are found on the Internet with a series of free tips, tools, and newsletters. An entire article library offers free explanation and tips on podcasting, mobile search, viral marketing, article marketing, e-mail marketing, blogging and RSS, social bookmarking, maverick copywriting, creative public relations, creating and using E-books, pay-per-call and pay-per-click marketing, web design and search engine optimization.
The site also offers a number of books available for purchase (and electronic download), as well as custom-designed services that small business owners use to build striking brands, develop strategic plans, and execute effective tactical programs.
About Small Business Mavericks Headquartered in Wayzata, Minnesota, Small Business Mavericks is the leader in teaching small business owners and managers how to market their businesses on the Internet, think creatively to find new local customers and increase sales. Contact Small Business Mavericks today by calling 952-473-1007, writing Caroline@SmallBusinessMavericks.com or visiting the company's web site at www.SmallBusinessMavericks.com.
About Melberg Marketing Headquartered in Wayzata, Minnesota, Melberg Marketing is a full-service virtual, integrated marketing firm dedicated to bringing blue-chip marketing experience to today's small business owners.

About Apex Awards
Awards are given annually in 11 main categories including: newsletters; magazines and journals; magapapers and newspapers; annual reports; brochures, manuals and reports; video and electronic publications; Web and intranet sites; campaigns, programs and plans; writing; design and illustration; and special publications. www.apexawards.com.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Dave Dix
Small Business Mavericks
512.257.1605
dave@melberg.com