.US recently launched the Kickstart America campaign. It’s designed to spark small business innovation in the US by creating an opportunity for owners to engage in a community of like-minded entrepreneurs. Together, they can demonstrate their local presence, gaining a competitive advantage with "America's Address." The .US top-level domain is the best way for small businesses to establish a strong web presence.
In conjunction with the launch, the "Dream Big" contest is now in full swing. This is a chance for small businesses to share their story for a chance to win big. Contestants are encouraged to submit a video or email firstname.lastname@example.org about their business and their online ambitions.
Two lucky winners will get an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, DC from May 20-24 to attend a small business conference and receive professional consulting from an industry expert. Additionally they'll receive complete web design from a top advertising agency (including marketing help, social strategy, technical advice, creative teams...the works) and a local online advertising campaign customized for their business.